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Anyone using Purina Supersport amino acid supplement?

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    Anyone using Purina Supersport amino acid supplement?

    I put my TB on Tri Amino (Uckele) and it made a big difference in 3 weeks in him in terms of muscle mass (he is in regular work). My issue with it is it is a powder and you have to hide it in a mash or he doesn't eat it. Palitablity is an issue others are having. I just got a new guy that is starting back into work and is also needing muscle mass. I came across this product and wondered how it would compare. Tri Amino contains, well, 3 amino acids and Supersport also contains vitamins and minerals. It is hard to compare labels as Tri Amino gives milligrams of each amino acid and Supersport in in percentages.
    "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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    I put my gelding on Super Sport about 6 months ago. It has been FANTASTIC for him, especially for his hind end development. His results were so impressive that 3 other boarders also started their horses on it.

    It seems to be palatable. My horse isn't super picky, but he always cleans all the pellets up.

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      #3
      My horse has been on it about 8 weeks now and I have noticed a difference in his topline. He is also a very hard keeper and we have been trying to put/keep weight on him for 5 years.
      **Stacey**

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        #4
        My horse is on it. He's very picky about supplements but he eats this one right up. It definitely seems to make a difference in his topline, however, he used to be on alfalfa and I felt that made a greater difference. My barn stopped feeding alfalfa over the summer and I switched him to Supersport after about 1 month on nothing. He's definitely been able to maintain a good topline but it's not quite as good as it was on alfalfa.

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          #5
          You can do the conversions and calculations to determine the mg or g of each amino acid in Supersport. Looks like a 1000 lb horse serving is 8 oz, which is about 227g. Lysine would be roughly 7900 mg, methionine 3630 mg, and threonine 4770 mg, although Supersport is listed as minimums so those would be estimated values. You could adjust the dose so that the lysine quantity would equal that of Triamino (10g). However, the ratios of methionine to threonine look like they differ between the two products. I don't have any knowledge of why this is the case or how it might affect a horse. I would imagine that at those levels neither amino acid would be limiting and therefore the horse would have all of its protein building blocks either way.

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            #6
            If you're already feeding a fortified ration and looking to use this as a top dress, it's probably fine. But it's lacking in a number of nutrients to be considered a complete "ration balancer" (not enough copper, zinc, selenium, etc.).

            I feed my working horse ProAdd Ultimate, which has a complete nutritional profile. Might be worth comparing, depending on what else you are feeding.

            http://www.prognutrition.com/pn/prod...mate/index.htm

            This goes in a mash of beet pulp and some additional supplements customized to his high-maintenace, needy self. However, it's apparently quite palatable on its own. I've never had anyone refuse it, not even the goat.

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              #7
              Conversion is easy.

              1lb is 454gm.
              454/16 gives you 28.375gm which is 1oz.

              If you feed 10oz of this product, that's 283.75gm.

              3.5% lysine means that's 9.9gm lysine and 4.54gm methionine, which is close enough to the 10/5 that the Tri-Amino and Nutramino give you.

              It's an amino acid product that has some additional light fortification. It's not meant to be like a ration balancer. Though without seeing an ingredient list I don't know if the vitamins and minerals in the GA are from fortification, or just come along with whatever ingredients are used.

              Depending on what else you're feeding, it might be easier and cheaper to just feed a good RB.
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                Originally posted by JB View Post
                Conversion is easy.

                1lb is 454gm.
                454/16 gives you 28.375gm which is 1oz.

                If you feed 10oz of this product, that's 283.75gm.

                3.5% lysine means that's 9.9gm lysine and 4.54gm methionine, which is close enough to the 10/5 that the Tri-Amino and Nutramino give you.

                It's an amino acid product that has some additional light fortification. It's not meant to be like a ration balancer. Though without seeing an ingredient list I don't know if the vitamins and minerals in the GA are from fortification, or just come along with whatever ingredients are used.

                Depending on what else you're feeding, it might be easier and cheaper to just feed a good RB.
                My TB was on a ration balanacer and I never got the muscle development like he did with Tri Amino. I may just stick with the Tri Amino as the new guy seems to be eating it.
                "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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                  #9
                  Not all RBs have the same amount of lysine. At 2%, that's 9gm/lb (compared to 10gm in a serving of T-A). There are some RBs that contain less, so that's something to look for. A few contain a bit more.

                  However, many RBs have only 2-3gm methionine, compared to 5 in the T-A/Nutramino, and that might be the difference for some horses. But, like I said, it really does depend on what else you're already feeding.
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