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Weight Building Supplements: Compare


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Weight & Muscle Building Supplements for Horses
Many factors influence your horse's weight. Caloric intake, health status, activity level, metabolism, digestive efficiency, temperament, food quality, genetics, and more can all contribute to how much weight your horse gains or loses. But there is no magic formula to determine which component most affects your horse's - or his barn mate's - particular weight.

Thankfully, nutritional supplements are available to help your horse maintain his ideal weight, whether he's hardworking, a performance horse, or a hard keeper. Before starting any weight gain supplement regimen, however, consult your veterinarian. Significant weight loss can signify a serious medical condition.

Product Hard Keeper
by VitaFlex
Muscle-UP
by AniMed
Weight
Builder

by Farnam
Exceed
6-Way™
Pellets

by MVP
Pro
Weight™

by MVP
Form Granules Powder Powder Pellets Meal
Daily Serving 4 oz Approximately 1/2 oz 4 oz 4 oz 2-4 oz
Container Size/
# Servings*
6 lbs:
up to 24
-
12 lbs:
up to 48
-
24 lbs:
up to 96
2-1/2 lbs:
up to 80
8 lbs:
up to 32
-
28 lbs:
up to 112
8 lbs:
32

16 lbs:
64

10 lbs:
40-80

30 lbs:
120-240

Base Vegetable Oil,
Animal Fat,
Flaxseed
Gamma Oryzanol Grains,
Flax Meal,
Vegetable Fat
Alfalfa Vegetable fat
Linseed meal
extruded whole soybeans
Fat (mg/oz) 11,340 - 11,340 - 17,010 mg
Protein (mg/oz) 4,253 - 3,969 - 3,402 mg
Probiotics Yes - - Yes Yes
Additional Ingredients Omega 3,
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Creatine,
Vitamin E,
DMG
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Omega 3
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Vitamin E
DMG
-
Gamma Oryzanol
(mg/oz)
- 1,000 - - -

Product Premium
Equine
Weight Gain

by Doctors
Foster and Smith
Body Pro II™
by MVP
Focus WT
by Source, Inc.
Cool Calories 100™
by Start to Finish
Form Powder Liquid Powder Powder
Daily Serving 4 oz 1/2 oz (15 ml) - 1-1/2 oz - 2-4 oz
Container Size/
# Servings*
8 lbs: 32 32 oz: 64 3-1/2 lbs: 37 8 lbs: 64
Base Dehydrated
corn distillers grains
with solubles
- Seaweed Meal
Alfalfa Meal
Vegetable Fat
Fat (mg/oz) - - 1,276 mg 99% (Per Pound)
Protein (mg/oz) - - 5,963 mg -
Probiotics - - Yes -
Additional Ingredients Omega 3
fatty acids
Creatine
Monohydrate
Folic
d-Calcium Pantothenate
Vitamin B12
-
Gamma Oryzanol
(mg/oz)
- 1,200 mg - -

* Number of servings is based on daily maintenance dosage for a 1,000 lb horse.

The Ingredients of Weight Gain Supplements
Weight building supplements traditionally contain protein and calorie sources, and may contain certain probiotics for better digestive health, to help your horse gain weight. Some promote muscle development. Combined with a suitable, nutritious diet, and good healthcare, including a comprehensive deworming program, weight gain supplements may benefit your horse. The components of most equine weight gaining feed additives include:

  • Protein is found in every organ and tissue of the body. It is vital for muscle development during growth and exercise. Amino acids are the main building blocks of protein.
  • Fats help increase a feed's energy density, which is the number of calories contained in 100 grams of a particular food. Vegetable oil is the most commonly used fat source in horse feeds.
  • Probiotics are live microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, which may promote digestive health in your horse. The most common probiotics in horse feeds and supplements include Lactobacillus species (bacteria) and Saccharomyces species (yeast), though some products include additional bacterial species.
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