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BS Sentinel NSC values- Chart for anyone who is curious

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  • BS Sentinel NSC values- Chart for anyone who is curious

    For anyone who's been curious, I just got a chart from Blue Seal with the NSC values from the Sentinel extruded feeds.

    (NSC= starch+WSC) *Given as avg%

    Sentinel SafeStart: NSC- 24.5 (Starch- 17, WSC- 7.5)
    Protein- 16%, Fat- 8.5%, Fiber- 10%

    Sentinel Grow & Excel: NSC- 20 (Starch- 13, WSC- 7)
    Protein- 14%, Fat- 10%, Fiber- 15%

    Sentinel Performance LS: NSC- 16 (Starch- 10, WSC- 6)
    Protein- 12%, Fat- 12%, Fiber- 20%

    Sentinel Lifetime: NSC- 18.5 (Starch- 12, WSC- 6.5)
    Protein- 13.5%, Fat- 10%, Fiber- 20%

    Sentinel Senior: NSC- 20.5 (Starch- 14, WSC- 6.5)
    Protein- 14.5%, Fat- 5.5%, Fiber- 16%

    *All 0.85 lbs per QT
    Originally posted by rustbreeches
    [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis

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    A chart of ALL the Blue Seal product information can be found here:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/at...4&d=1344344733

    A while back, the representative at BS sent this to me, and another COTH member converted my excel chart into a PDF so everyone could enjoy! I'm not sure how much has changed since the chart, which I think I got a few months ago.
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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      #3
      Thanks, very helpful! I had tried searching before--no idea why I couldn't find it.

      Why on there does it stay NSC= starch + ESC? That is wrong? The values on there are the same compared to what I have, they just didn't have the NSC already added; which in that chart they apparently did incorrectly (lol).
      Originally posted by rustbreeches
      [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jlphilli View Post
        Thanks, very helpful! I had tried searching before--no idea why I couldn't find it.

        Why on there does it stay NSC= starch + ESC? That is wrong? The values on there are the same compared to what I have, they just didn't have the NSC already added; which in that chart they apparently did incorrectly (lol).
        I added the NSC column and added the values that Blue Deal's rep said they used to calculate NSC. I asked him about that and he said that is how Blue Seal calculates it...?
        "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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        • #5
          I agree with you tho!
          "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jlphilli View Post

            Why on there does it stay NSC= starch + ESC? Is that wrong?
            Yes. Some misinformed people made up a different definition, and that misinformation has spread like cancer. Some feeds company are taking advantage of the confusion to make their products look lower than they really are.
            None of the listed values would be considered low enough in NSC to a horse that had IR or PSSM, even with the wrong definition.

            There are pelleted feeds around with less than 10% NSC using the correct definition.
            Are you feeding your horse like a cow? www.safergrass.org

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            • #7
              Stupid question:

              NSC is calculated by weight, right?

              Wouldn't it be more accurate to calculate it as a percentage of caloric value?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kolsch View Post
                Stupid question:

                NSC is calculated by weight, right?

                Wouldn't it be more accurate to calculate it as a percentage of caloric value?
                The most accurate measurement of NSC like Equi-analytical does is a direct measurement by chemical analysis.

                If one measured by caloric value, it would be different for every animal, based on its ability to digest or ferment it. Way better for a direct measurement, and have the various animal nutritionists put their own values on for digestible energy.
                Are you feeding your horse like a cow? www.safergrass.org

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                  Just for the record---The NSC percentages that were calculated on the sheet I received from Blue Seal were Starch+WSC (correct).
                  Originally posted by rustbreeches
                  [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis

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