While most horses enjoy Platinum Performance® formulas, others may require a few days to become accustomed to the change.
Begin with a small amount — about a quarter of a scoop per feeding — and work up to the recommended dosage over 7-10 days. The taste, smell and texture can take some time to get used to.
Although each foundation formula was designed to complement a forage-based diet, each can be top-dressed on any feed or grain.
Because of the granular texture, it may be helpful to mix with a small amount of water or flax oil, such as Healthy Weight, so the supplement sticks to the horse’s feed. Applesauce and maple syrup may also be used.
For best palatability results, all Platinum support formulas are designed to be used in combination with one of the three foundation wellness formulas — Platinum Performance® Equine, Platinum Performance® CJ or Platinum Performance® GI.
If necessary, most Platinum Performance® support formulas can be mixed with water, oil or applesauce and given orally in a syringe.
Original Apple is the most popular flavor; however many picky eaters prefer Natural Grass. For horses that don’t take to either flavor, we recommend starting with Platinum Performance® Equine, so they can get used to the texture, then slowly add in a small amount of the Platinum Performance® CJ until the horse gets used to the texture, smell and taste of the joint ingredients.
Platinum Advisors are available to help. Call (800) 553-2400