Draft Horses

Choosing the Best Diet and Supplementation for Drafts

Feeding for Longevity in Draft Horses

Like so many things in life, draft horses are a living, breathing juxtaposition: massive bodies and immense power contrasted by a signature gentleness and deep desire to please. See how the right nutrition can support these larger-than-life horses, helping point them toward long careers in a hitch or on the farm.

How to Choose the Right Nutrition for Your Draft

Digging further into the unique feeding requirement of drafts, you will find that multiplication is often required. Most feed labels are designed for a 1,100-pound horse, not for these big-boned giants. Learn how to craft the ideal diet for your drafts.

Feeding the Draft

Build the Perfect Supplement Plan

Step 1: Choose the Right Wellness Formula

The Equine Wellness & Performance Formula

This veterinarian-developed formula supports every aspect of horse health and performance including joints, muscles, hooves, skin & coat, mane & tail, digestion, and much more by delivering omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals.

The Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Complete Joint

Our most potent joint support formula combines a whole-horse wellness formula with comprehensive joint support. Popular with performance horses and senior horses, Platinum Performance® CJ is the only supplement of its kind. Developed in veterinary practice, it provides extensive joint support with ASU, hyaluronic acid, cetyl-myristoleate, MSM and glucosamine for joint health.

Wellness + Digestive Care

Platinum Performance® GI is a comprehensive foundation formula that combines wellness ingredients including omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and micronutrients with pre- and probiotics to support digestive efficiency and help maintain an optimal weight.

Step 2: Choose Additional Formulas for Targeted Support

Advanced Hoof Support Formula for Horses

Platinum Hoof Support was designed to support healthy hoof strength and growth in horses by providing concentrated levels of highly bio-available Biotin, as well as trace minerals Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Cobalt, and important amino acids L-Lysine and Methionine.

Helps Maintain Normal Equine Histamine Levels

Platinum Skin & Allergy is a unique allergy formula that may support horses experiencing seasonal skin or respiratory allergies. Seasonal allergens may include grasses, molds, spores or insect bites. Signs your horse may have an allergic response include watery eyes, hives, itching or hair loss.

A Healthy Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, Healthy Weight is supportive in many ways including skin, coat, gastric, and muscle health. For horses that need to gain weight, Healthy Weight provides calories in addition to forage. It is made from flax oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it a healthy alternative to corn oil.

The Uniqueness of Drafts

With great power and size comes certain nuances that make the care of drafts similar to lighter breeds but with marked differences. Hear leading veterinarians discuss caring for draft breeds.

A Veterinary View of Drafts
“I’ve seen a lot of undernourished drafts. They need the right calorie sources, fiber and a good hay source just as lighter horses do. We focus on recommending those components, and we’ve added Platinum Performance® Equine in as well to help meet their needs in terms of vitamins, minerals and those good fats.”
— Dr. Kris Harris

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