North Fulton Feed and Seed Carries Only Top-End Equine Feeds in a Convenient Georgia Store Location
North Fulton Feed & Seed carries a wide variety of horse feeds from the best brands available. Each horse is unique and has special requirements. Use our web site to help you choose which feed is right for your horse. Search by brand, content, textured or pelleted or by special needs. If you need help choosing, call our store and we can help you pick what is right for your horse.
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Video: Feeding Show & Performance Horses
Learn how to properly feed for your show and performance horses with tips from our Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Marty Adams.
Video: Feeding Horses with Health Issues
There are many health issues that can occur in various breeds of horses. Dr. Marty Adam has suggestions for how horses owners can avoid and/or treat these issues.
Video: How to Care For and Feed Senior Horses
Learn how to properly care for your senior horses with tips from our Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Marty Adams.
Video: Forages & Pasture Management for Horses
Pasture management is one of the most challenging and important parts of caring for your horses diet. Let us help you learn how to take the best care of your lawn and forage.
2013 Horse Feeding and Product Guide from Southern States
Pellets vs. Textured Horse Feeds
When Considering Pros & Cons of Horse Feed Choices, Horse Owners Must Weigh Convenience Vs. Horse’s Health. A few comments from Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc.
We often talk with horse owners who are feeding the products they prefer based on criteria such as where they can purchase it, who the manufacturer is, or if it is pelleted or textured. However, this criterion is not always in the best interest of the horse. This is part of the reason that you see so many horse feed companies try to match the desires of the customer with the needs of the horse, or try to create new feeds in an attempt to differentiate themselves.
One debate that has been going on for years, has been the preference of pelleted feeds versus textured (sweet) feeds. It used to be that textured feeds were preferred 5 to 1 over pelleted feeds. Now that ratio is closer to 5 to 4. Pelleted feeds are often preferred because of attracting fewer flies, not bricking in colder months, and less ingredient sorting. A common misconception is that pelleted feeds are much lower in NSC (starch and sugar) because of less molasses used. Often pelleted feeds are still grain based, using corn, oats, barley or wheat as main ingredients which are the primary sources of soluble carbohydrates. One major feed company has both a textured and pelleted form of the same diet, and the NSC isn’t more that 3% different.
We still caution horse owners to consider the special needs of very easy keepers and metabolically challenged horses that may be better Lite, Low Starch or 30% Supplement candidates. What’s convenient for the owner is not always what’s best for the horse.