LMF Carb Content

Typical Analysis

LMF Feeds / Starch % / Simple Sugar % / Fructans
California Complete* / 24.0 / 5.0 / 2.6
Development (Formula A) / 39.0 / 4.0 / —
Development (Formula G) / 29.4 / 4.8 / —
Gentle Balance / 2.5 / 5.0 / 2.3
Gold / 18.0 / 7.0 / —
Low NSC Complete / 1.5 / 5.5 / 2.2
Low NSC Stage 1 / 1.5 / 5.0 / 2.2
Performance (Formula A)* / 22.8 / 3.2 / —
Performance (Formula G)* / 25.6 / 5.6 / —
Primetime (Formula A)* / 42.6 / 3.0 / —
Primetime (Formula G)* / 38.0 / 4.0 / —
Race / 28.0 / 5.2 / —
Senior / 18.0 / 7.0 / 2.3
Senior Low Carb / 2.0 / 6.0 / 2.0
Showtime (Formula A) / 16.0 / 5.5 / —
Showtime (Formula G) / 16.0 / 5.5 / —
Super Supplement (Formula A) / 39.5 / 2.8 / —
Super Supplement (Formula G) / 19.5 / 5.5 / —
TACO * / 24.00 / 5.0 / 2.6

Simple Sugars (ESC):
These carbohydrates are extracted from a sample using an ethanol solution. This represents the amount of sugar that directly influences blood sugar levels and the most rapidly fermented fructans. The simple sugars are digested in the small intestine and fructans are fermented in the hind gut.

Starch:
A polysaccharide composed of repeating glucose units. Starch is found mainly in cereal grains and is typically digested in the small intestine. Starch is also found in small amounts in many types of hay.

Fructans:
Chains of sugar molecules consisting mainly of fructose that are found in cool-season grasses. Fructans are resistant to normal enzyme digestion in the horse’s small intestine so they are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine.

Common Problems Associated With Carbohydrate Sensitivity Disorder In Horses Are:
Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Cushings, Laminitis, Tying-Up and Grain Intolerance.

Recommendations:
Evaluate the ESC + Starch value of the total ration (forage, concentrate & supplements).

  • Sick Horse: ESC + Starch < 8%
  • Non-Sick Sensitive Horse: ESC + Starch <10%
  • Concerned Customer: ESC + Starch <12%

If you would like help balancing an appropriate diet for your horse, contact your local LMF Feeds representative.

Fructan Content insignificant & not listed as these products are not forage based
* Primetime, TACO, California Complete and Performance are only available in specific areas

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