Purina Animal Nutrition Addresses the Changing Needs of Today's Senior Horse
New nutritional options help senior horses live healthy, active lives
Shoreview, Minn. (November 14, 2014) - With better veterinary
care and nutrition, horses are living longer, more active lives, and
they're encountering new health issues as a result. To address this,
Purina Animal Nutrition introduced Equine Senior® and Equine Senior®
Active horse feed with ActivAgeTM prebiotic - a proprietary
ingredient scientifically proven to strengthen immune function, boost
response to vaccination and protect against inflammation related to
About ActivAgeTM prebiotic
Since introducing Equine Senior®, the first senior horse feed, in
1993, Purina Ph.D. equine nutritionists and veterinarians have
continuously explored and researched new ways to address the specific
needs of aging horses. Purina Animal Nutrition Center partnered with the
Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, over a
three year study, to determine the effects of feeding ActivAgeTM prebiotic on immune function in senior horses.
ActivAgeTM prebiotic is a patent-pending, proprietary feed
additive that contains beneficial metabolites, including vitamins,
minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. These metabolites work together
to support the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the horse's gut
and to promote optimal immune function, which declines with age.
"It's amazing how a nutritional advancement like ActivAgeTM
prebiotic is redefining how we categorize a senior horse," said Dr.
Kelly Vineyard, research equine nutritionist, Purina Animal Nutrition.
"Two decades ago, a 20-year-old horse was considered old. But now we're
seeing innovations in nutrition that can address the effects of aging
and give owners and horses more healthy years together."
To learn more about ActivAgeTM prebiotic and the research behind it, visit SeniorActivAge.com <http://www.senioractivage.com> .
About Purina Animal Nutrition
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com <http://www.purinamills.com>
) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their
families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent
dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven
by an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal
Nutrition is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio
of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty
technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets.
Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.