Product No.  4444520
 Description  EQUUS TOTAL 20kg
 Unit  20 KG
 Weight  20

The All-Round Horse Food

Analysis (as fed)

Protein (min) 12%
Fat (min) 7%
Fibre (max) 16%

Energy & Coolness Rating System

The innovative "ENERGY & COOLNESS" rating system is designed to make it easier to understand the differences in the energy and coolness of the various foods in the Equus Range. Energy and coolness are both rated on a scale of one to six. A rating of six for energy indicates the energy level of that food is very high and a rating of six for coolness indicates that particular food is very cool.

Easy Digestibility – Naturally the best!

Equus Total has been scientifically formulated to ensure safe and efficient digestion in the small intestine.
Digestibility in the small intestine is very important to prevent digestive problems such as caecal acidosis which can lead to poor fibre digestion, diarrhoea, colic and laminitis.
We have attained safe digestion of Equus Total by the addition of lucerne chaff, cereal chaff, cold press oil and by specially selecting other ingredients that are naturally safe to digest.
Equus Total has been manufactured using these criteria to ensure the very best in nutritional digestibility, coolness and safety without the necessity to excessively heat process the food.
While high temperature processing such as extrusion has some advantages there are also disadvantages such as high cost and detrimental heat damage to sensitive nutrients such as lysine, enzymes and vitamins.

Equus Total is a highly nutritious diet that is not over processed giving you the best performance and value for money. The way nature intended!

Unique Formula – Less Sticky!

Feeds coated with molasses are very sticky and tend to pack hard in the bag when stored.
To reduce this problem Equus Total has been processed using our unique "less sticky easy handling" formula to ensure the feed remains easy to handle even after storage.

Palatability – Natural flavours!

Equus Total has been specifically formulated to ensure that the natural flavours entrapped in the ingredients are released for the full benefit of taste and palatability to tempt the most finicky eaters.

Hi-Lysine – For strong muscle growth and recovery!

Protein is made up of components called amino acids, of which some must be provided via the diet and others synthesised by the animal. Amino acids needed to be supplied via the diet are called essential amino acids, of these lysine is normally the one most likely to be in short supply.
Equus Total is balanced for essential amino acids, particularly Lysine, and as can be seen in the "Lysine" chart (below) contains a substantially higher level of lysine than typical horse feeds. The high lysine and balanced protein of Equus Total ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved lactation in mares, strong growth in young horses, enhanced muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.

Organic Chromium – Enhanced performance!

Research has shown beneficial responses to supplementing diets with organic chromium where high stress, strenuous activity is performed.
Organic chromium has been added to Equus Total to help maintain chromium levels during strenuous activity, this improves the bodies sensitivity to insulin, which in turn improves glucose utilisation and therefore the horses performance.

NATURAL OILS – Highly digestible!

Equus Total contains premium quality vegetable oils which are an excellent source of readily available energy. Vegetable Oils provide cool, safe and manageable energy and is a more efficient source of energy than carbohydrates. Oil has the advantage of sparing glycogen in the muscle and liver of horses thus increasing the time taken for the muscle to become fatigued.
Oil contains approximately two and a quarter times more energy than carbohydrates and has an excellent balance of essential omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids impart an attractive sheen to a horses coat, are important for maintaining healthy skin and are necessary for many biological functions.They also aid in the absorption and storage of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K.

Electrolytes – The right balance!

Equus Total contains essential electrolytes to aid in the prevention of deficiencies, particularly potassium, sodium and chloride. Under normal conditions no extra electrolyte supplementation will be necessary. Where moderate to heavy sweating occurs it may be necessary to supplement extra sodium chloride (salt) and to a lesser extent potassium. This can be done cheaply and effectively without the necessity to buy expensive electrolyte mixes. Please contact our technical personnel or email for information on economical electrolyte replacement.

Extrusion – The facts!

Extrusion and micronising are expensive and unnecessary processes that are generally not required where diets are well balanced and specifically formulated for high starch digestibility in the small intestine. Excessive heat processing of horse foods is only necessary to cover inadequacies in diets not safe in their natural state.
Contrary to claims made by some horse food manufacturers extrusion is not new age technology. Extrusion has been used to process animal feeds in Australia for over 40 years.

Feed Information

Daily Feeding Chart

Horse Weight Equus Total Hay#
Intense Work
Moderate Work
Light Work
Maintenance 450 1.0 6.5
Weanling, moderate growth (6 months)
Weanling, rapid growth (6 months)
Yearlings, moderate growth (12 months)
Yearlings, rapid growth (12 months)
Long yearlings at rest (18 months)
Two year olds at rest
Two year olds in training
Early Lactation
Late Lactation
Pregnant Mares (9 to 10 months)
Pregnant Mares (11 months)
Breeding stallions

Do not feed more than approximately 1.00% of body weight (4.5kg for a 450kg horse) of Equus Total in a single meal.
#Hay, chaff or pasture at 9% protein.

Comparitive Nutrient Graphs


Equus Total is formulated from a selection of the following ingredients and/or their by-products: Lucerne chaff, cereal chaff, oats, rice, barley, lupins, peas, beans, canola, sunflower, bran, pollard, vegetable oil, molasses, limestone, di-calcium phosphate, bentonite, lysine, organic chromium, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals.


This feed has been manufactured specifically for animals as described, do not feed to any other species of animal.
This product does not contain restricted animal material.

Vitamins, Minerals & Electrolytes

Equus Total fed at the rate of 5.5kg per day along with 3.5kg of roughage will approx. provide the following levels of vitamins and minerals:

Iron (Fe)
1,845 mg
Copper (Cu)
145 mg
Manganese (Mn)
650 mg
Zinc (Zn)
550 mg
Chromium (Cr)
990 mcg
Cobalt (Co)
2,470 mcg
Iodine (I)
1,870 mcg
Selenium (Se)
2,070 mcg
Calcium (Ca)
61 gm
Phosphorus (P)
30 gm
Magnesium (Mg)
22 gm
Sodium (Na)
31 gm
Chloride (CI)
62 gm
Potassium (K)
104 gm
Vitamin A
162,580 iu
Vitamin D3
8,320 iu
Vitamin E
885 mg
Thiamine (B1)
55 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
80 mg
Pyridoxine (B6)
40 mg
Folic Acid
20 mg
Pantothenic acid
115 mg
320 mg
10,780 mg
3,130 mcg
Vitamin B12
140 mcg

Electrolyte Chart

Mild Sweating Nil
Moderate Sweating 25 to 75gms of salt per day
Heavy Sweating 75 to 125gms of salt per day
Excessive & prolonged sweating 125 to 225gms of salt per day
Mild Sweating Nil
Moderate Sweating 30 to 100gms of salt per day
Heavy Sweating 100 to 175gms of salt per day
Excessive & prolonged sweating 175 to 300gms of salt per day
There are two options that can be used to make this mixture:
Mixture 1. Mix equal parts of "Lite Salt"* and salt.
Mixture 2. Mix 75% salt with 25% potassium chloride.
Both mixtures are similar and will provide the main electrolytes sodium, chloride and potassium in a balanced ratio to each other
* "Lite Salt" (or similar products that contain approximately half salt and half potassium chloride) is a mixture of salt and potassium chloride and can be purchased at most supermarkets or grocery stores.

Electrolytes – The Right Balance!

Equus Total contains essential electrolytes to aid in the prevention of deficiencies, particularly potassium, sodium and chloride. Under normal conditions no extra electrolyte supplementation will be necessary. Where moderate to heavy sweating occurs it may be necessary to supplement extra sodium chloride (salt) and to a lesser extent potassium. This can be done cheaply and effectively without the need to buy expensive electrolyte mixes.

The ELECTROLYTE CHART (above) following chart indicates the approximate amount of electrolytes that a 450 kg horse is likely to require in addition to that supplied by Equus Total.

Points to note when feeding electrolytes

  • When dosing high levels of electrolytes it is important to ensure that fresh drinking water is available at all times. This will allow the horse to regulate its fluid intake and ensure that dehydration does not occur.
  • Only administer high levels of electrolytes when heavy sweating has occurred.
  • It is recommended that electrolytes be added to the food or administered as a drench.
  • Do not add electrolytes to the drinking water as the horse will not be able to regulate its water / electrolyte balance and problems may occur.
  • If the drinking water has a high mineral content, such as bore water, it is recommended that you discuss the feeding of extra electrolytes with your veterinarian before proceeding.