Why do you NOT like Purina Strategy?

Why do you not like Purina Strategy?? Many people lately I’ve talked to about grain, say they don’t like it…wondering other peoples thoughts on it?

I don’t like it because of the high sugar content.

It’s high in NCS’s and it’s just not a quality feed IMO. I know there are people on this board that have had good luck with it but I’m not one of them. I’m just not a fan of Purina feeds in general. They do not follow a fixed formula, and maybe it’s just me, but I like to know that my next bag of feed is going to have the same ingredients as the last.

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I like to stick with a low NSC, fixed formula feed. So, I don’t feed Purina products.

Ahhhhhh…I didn’t know this…how can they get away with that???

Ditto to all the above:

High sugar
High NSC level
Unfixed formula

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They are instead a fixed nutritional content. Some harvests grains are richer in some nutrients than others, so they balance to get what they say they’ll have nutritionally based on content of the grains in hand.

I’d rather have both, but if I can only have one I’d rather have fixed nutritional content.

[QUOTE=netg;6114425]They are instead a fixed nutritional content. Some harvests grains are richer in some nutrients than others, so they balance to get what they say they’ll have nutritionally based on content of the grains in hand.

I’d rather have both, but if I can only have one I’d rather have fixed nutritional content.[/QUOTE]

That’s really great to know…I wonder beacuse of this, it could make a horse sick?

FDA??

You would think the FDA regulates this & this could not happen??

I have anecdotal evidence that my old horse used to go off his Nutrena Senior whenever they changed the ingredients. Never got sick, but he would go off his feed. I held on to the tags on the feed bag, and the ingredients changed several times in a few months. Nutritional content remained the same. Eventually, I switched to Buckeye (loved it) and later to Pennfield (also loved it).

It’s not illegal. They don’t guarantee the formula, just the nutritional %. Of course, a lot of people don’t know the difference.

Good to know…I can compare several bags of Strategy tonight…my horse went off his feed & has elevated liver enzymes (thru the roof)…so just looking at all things considered…

This!

[QUOTE=netg;6114425]They are instead a fixed nutritional content. Some harvests grains are richer in some nutrients than others, so they balance to get what they say they’ll have nutritionally based on content of the grains in hand.

I’d rather have both, but if I can only have one I’d rather have fixed nutritional content.[/QUOTE]
All oats, corn, etc, are not harvested to equal nutritional value. To accurately balance the nutritional values of their product, they therefore do not use a fixed formula.

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I believe the FDA concerns itself with what WE eat! Not our horses. :wink:

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But that can still be done and keeping the ingredients the same, you just use ingredients with the proper values that meet the grains requirements. All feeds have a guaranteed analysis.

Does this apply to the Healthy Edge line as well? Healthy edge has worked great for my horses.

Wrong, they also deal w/ milled feeds…

My horse happens to do well on Strategy - he was on it when I got him, and flourishing, so I had no desire to change it. I like the fact it provides nutritional balance since he’s mostly on bermuda.

If I thought my horse were not doing well, I would absolutely question if a change in the contents were affecting my horse and consider other options. I don’t believe there is any one perfect feed, and tend to believe either alfalfa or timothy hay would come closest - but of course they have problems as well, sometimes aren’t available, make horses nuts, etc. Each horse I’ve owned has reacted differently to different feeds, and if you think you should question what you’re feeding because of your horse’s condition, you’re probably correct.

the girl i bought my horse from is a ‘feed specialist’ and had her on Strategy and sent me home with a bag of it to switch her over to ‘what my barn feeds’ (which is not what i feed anymore) and i was just kind of like “whaaat?” because of the high starch. did some research and have her on Seminole Wellness…well worth the four hour round-trip to get it; love her on it. her coat is lovely, her hooves are perfection, after 6 weeks they still look amazing, whereas they were cracking a tiny bit before, and she is no longer standing in her pasture sweating like crazy.

-Formula not fixed
-High NSC/sugars
-Inconsistent product quality
-While I can’t say I’ve ever seen it do harm per se, the majority of horses don’t seem to thrive on it.

FWIW, I’ve experienced the same problems listed above with all Purina products, not just Strategy.

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