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kallred
Reg. Jun 2013
Posted 2013-12-30 12:39 PM
Subject: Nutrena vs Purina


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Which would you use or prefer of the 2 choices? Nutrena Safechoice Perform or Purina Omelene 200. Sure that this has been discussed before.
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barrelracr131
Reg. Aug 2011
Posted 2013-12-30 12:52 PM
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these two feeds are pretty different... pellet vs sweet feed...

out of those two, I would pick the safechoice and add a fat supplement. 
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Bibliafarm
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2013-12-30 12:58 PM
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barrelracr131 - 2013-12-30 1:52 PM these two feeds are pretty different... pellet vs sweet feed...



out of those two, I would pick the safechoice and add a fat supplement. 

ditto. 
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hoofs_in_motion
Reg. Apr 2011
Posted 2013-12-30 1:01 PM
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I feed safechoice perform.....I'd definitely pick that over omelene. I feed calf manna along with the SC perform 
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BraysEasyKita89
Reg. Apr 2007
Posted 2013-12-30 1:48 PM
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 I feed the SafeChoice Perform. I really like what it is doing for my 2 year olds!
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kallred
Reg. Jun 2013
Posted 2013-12-30 3:12 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Also, what types and dosages are you giving a day of the fat supplements.
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TwistedK
Reg. May 2006
Posted 2013-12-30 3:52 PM
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I feed Safe Choice and Adeptus Gleam and Gain. I am a dealer for Adeptus, feel free to pm me questions and I can give you the info! 
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Guiness
Reg. Jul 2009
Posted 2013-12-30 5:44 PM
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I don't feed either.. My horse would choke on pellets. BUT if I did I would feed the safe choice. Much lower in NSC than the Omolene. Although when I did feed the Omolene my horse looked great. I fed the 200. He got kinda lazy on it. Has plenty of energy with the Triple Crown Senior.
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hlynn
Reg. Dec 2011
Posted 2013-12-30 5:58 PM
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hoofs_in_motion - 2013-12-30 2:01 PM

I feed safechoice perform.....I'd definitely pick that over omelene. I feed calf mannaΒ along with the SC performΒ 

Clappy hands! Lol.



The SafeChoice is a better feed, IMHO. I'm not a fan of sweet feed. Period.
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bowersk
Reg. Feb 2009
Posted 2013-12-31 8:33 AM
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I feed the SC Perform and absolutely love how my horses are doing on it. I feed it with FORCO and they have free choice bermuda/prairie mix hay, and also have an Equilix tub out with them 24/7.
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SoonerLawyer
Reg. Jul 2011
Posted 2013-12-31 9:27 AM
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If I recall Omelene has a lot of starch in it, and from what I've been told starch can build up in the back muscles and cause soreness issues. I would look into something with more fiber and fat, such as Strategy Healthy Edge or Ultium (only if you ride a lot, Ultium made my horses obese!) for Purina. I can't vouch for Nutrena, never tried it. Side note--I do feed my babies Ultium Growth and they do really well on it, no fatness issues. I have never really owned a hard keeper though, so I can't say what would work best for one of those.
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lookout hill
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2013-12-31 9:50 AM
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I love Safechoice Perform & have been feeding it a few years to my daughters colic prone horse with no problems, knock on wood.  I also love that it still comes in a 50lb bag whereas Omolene is only 40lbs.  I haven't added any supplements yet because he's doing so well as is. 
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RockinGR
Reg. Feb 2009
Posted 2013-12-31 10:52 AM
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lookout hill - 2013-12-31 9:50 AM

I love Safechoice Perform & have been feeding it a few years to my daughters colic prone horse with no problems, knock on wood. Β I also love that it still comes in a 50lb bag whereas Omolene is only 40lbs. Β I haven't added any supplements yet because he's doing so well as is.Β 

Not to be argumentative, but just a note: According to my dealer price sheets, ALL Omolene products are 50# bags with the exception of the 400, which is a 40# bag. The OP asked about 200, which is 50#.
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pookey
Reg. Aug 2007
Posted 2013-12-31 10:55 AM
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As someone else said 2 totally different feeds. If you want to compare apples to apples then Purina Strategy Healthy Edge is more similar to the Safechoice. I have not fed the Safechoice (but a friend does and likes it) but I have fed Strategy Healthy Edge and my gelding did well on it.
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roxieannie
Reg. Sep 2006
Posted 2013-12-31 11:20 AM
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I feed the Special choice special care. Low NSC. I fed most of what has been sugested on this post. My horse was a looney tune. With is extra supliments (things he needs for his extra problems) I add water and stir. He licks it right up.
For my mare, she gets Purina Welsolve L/S. (low starch) Even on the Special care she had ouchy muscles, mild but still ouchy. this went away with the welsolve. With water added it breaks down the pellets to a mash. She lick it right up..Takes her a little longer,,,, though. 
I add powdered coconut oil to both these horse for their fat.  
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lookout hill
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2013-12-31 11:37 AM
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RockinGR - 2013-12-31 9:52 AM
lookout hill - 2013-12-31 9:50 AM I love Safechoice Perform & have been feeding it a few years to my daughters colic prone horse with no problems, knock on wood.  I also love that it still comes in a 50lb bag whereas Omolene is only 40lbs.  I haven't added any supplements yet because he's doing so well as is. 
Not to be argumentative, but just a note: According to my dealer price sheets, ALL Omolene products are 50# bags with the exception of the 400, which is a 40# bag. The OP asked about 200, which is 50#.

Sorry I fed the 400 & it was a 40lb bag just assumed that they were all that size.   
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shorti056
Reg. Oct 2007
Posted 2013-12-31 12:11 PM
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neither. I'd go with Purina Ultium and you don't have to add a fat supplement and it's fairly low in NSC (16%). You won't have to feed a lot of it so top dress a vitamin/mineral supplement and you're good.

I do not like Nutrena feeds and I don't like the Omolene's as much--higher starch, lesser quality line. Ultium is my pick!
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train
Reg. Oct 2012
Posted 2014-01-02 8:55 PM
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I agree with what many people are saying in that it isn't fair to compare these to products. Go with Strategy Healthy Edge or if your horses is a hard keeper opt for Strategy Gx or even Ultium. All are great products that are under 18% NSC and work well for performance horses.

As far a Nutrena Vs. Purina I would always choice Purina. They do the research and are the leaders in the feed industry. if you don't believe me just go visit their website and learn more about there research farm. No other company has a facility like this. I always choose a company that is know for quality and not a company that is always preaching their products are just like Purina's only cheaper....I wonder why they are cheaper?
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cvernier19
Reg. Feb 2010
Posted 2014-01-11 11:57 AM
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I personally prefer Nutrena Safechoice. Slightly lower in starch than the Purina and the Perform is a 9% fat, so you shouldn't have to add too much extra.
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