If you feed more than 8 lbs. of alfalfa per day, feed MVA. If you feed less than 8 lbs. of alfalfa per day, feed MVG.
If your hay is more than ½ alfalfa, feed MVA. If it is more than ½ grass, feed MVG.
If you are just starting on Sierra Gold®, feed the full amount for 30 days. Be sure to split the amount fed equally between feedings. After the 30 days, you can start cutting back by ½ oz per day and feed that amount for a couple of weeks to see how your horse does. Horses on a maintenance diet may do very well on just 2 oz daily once their system is built back up.
The horse needs all the nutritional building blocks to thrive. The danger of throwing the overall nutritional balance of the horse off is far greater with individual supplements than when using a well-formulated complete supplement designed to complement the type of forage that the horse receives.
Note: To determine the mineral status of a horse from blood testing, the following criteria must be met:
1. The blood must be pulled simultaneously each morning before the horse is fed.
2. At least two or three samples must be tested over seven or eight days to establish base levels.
3. Since homeostasis dictates that blood levels will be maintained at the expense of organ reserves when the blood reads low in a particular mineral, the horse is in more trouble than feeding one element can remedy.
Yes, all the Sierra Gold® products are designed to work together. You are encouraged to call the office at 800-580-6632 to ask about the best combination for your horse’s situation. This way, we can help you choose the correct product for the job and, in many cases, save you money.
Fit & Polished™ contains all elements equal to one ounce of Creamine™ in each four-ounce feeding. However, many horses in strenuous competition benefit from a “boost” of Creamine™. In most cases, one ounce of Creamine™ daily for two days before an event, the day of the event, and the day after seems to give horses that extra “edge” when competing and helps them to recover faster afterward. Many riders will “paste” their horse 30 minutes before the race by mixing one ounce of Creamine™ with syrup, apple sauce, or yogurt.
No. Nothing in any of our formulas will show up in a urine test. Horses fed Sierra Gold® win their share of events and have been randomly tested at horse shows for over ten years, and there has never been a suspect test result. Claims that Yucca will test are false. Yucca is not an anabolic steroid, which urine tests are for. The only way to know that your horse consumes yucca is to read it on the supplement container you feed.