Purina Animal Nutrition Addresses the Changing Needs of Today's Senior Horse

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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 aging (inflamm-aging).

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.


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