Low Starch


50 lbs (22.7 kg)

Ideal For:

Mature horses
Metabolic horses


Whole grain, alfalfa & molasses free
Low starch & sugar
Lower potassium

Helps Support:

Metabolic diseases

About Triple Crown Low Starch

Protein 13%

Fat 6%

Fiber 18%

1,428 KCAL/LB.

Triple Crown Low Starch contains no whole grains, molasses or alfalfa meal, ingredients many horse owners associate with hyperactivity and allergies. With fewer carbohydrates than most hay and pasture, this feed provides additional calories for performance horses and horses with elevated levels of metabolism. By utilizing high quality fiber sources and added fat, including rice bran and flaxseed, essential calories are provided while keeping sugar and starch levels low.


Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min.)13.00%
  • Lysine (min.)0.75%
  • Methionine (min.)0.25%
  • Threonine (min.)0.70%
  • Tryptophan (min.)0.15%
  • Leucine (min.)0.90%
  • Crude Fat (min.)6.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max.)18.00%
  • ADF (max.)22.00%
  • NDF (max.)44.00%
  • Calcium (min.)0.75%
  • Calcium (max.)1.25%
  • Phosphorus (min.)0.60%
  • Magnesium (min.)0.50%
  • Potassium (min.)0.75%
  • Sodium (min.)0.50%
  • Sodium (max.)1.00%
  • Salt (min.)0.75%
  • Salt (max.)1.50%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)0.60%
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)2.90%
  • Selenium (min.)0.60 ppm
  • Selenium (max.)1.60 ppm
  • Zinc (min.)220 ppm
  • Manganese (min.)100 ppm
  • Cobalt (min.)0.20 ppm
  • Copper (min.)50 ppm
  • Iron (min.)100 ppm
  • Vitamin A (min.)6,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D min.)1,200 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E (min.)205 IU/lb.
  • Riboflavin-B2 (min.)3.20 mg/lb.
  • Thiamin-B1 (min.)8.00 mg/lb.
  • Ascorbic Acid (min.)55 mg/lb.
  • Biotin (min.)0.25 mg/lb.
  • Total Direct Fed Microbials (min.)3.64 billion CFU/lb.
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product (min.)908 million CFU/lb.
  • Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product (min.)908 million CFU/lb.
  • Bacillus Subtilis Dried Fermentation Product (min.)25 million CFU/lb.
  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture (min.)1.80 billion CFU/lb.
  • Cellulase¹ (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum) (min.)0.68 million CU/lb.
  • Protease² (Bacillus Licheniformis) (min.)1,430 HUT/lb.


(Free from Restricted Ruminant Protein Products per Title 21, CFR 589.2000/2001)

Wheat Middlings, Soybean Hulls, Ground Beet Pulp, Distillers Dried Grains, Soybean Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Stabilized Rice Bran, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Yeast Extract, Yeast Culture, Calcium Silicate, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Zinc Hydroxy Chloride, Manganese Hydroxy Chloride, Copper Hydroxy Chloride, Vegetable Oil, Butyric Acid, Zinc Oxide, Peppermint Essential Oil, Kelp Meal, Magnesium Oxide, Fenugreek Seed, Lecithin, Anise, Magnesium Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, L-Lysine, DL-methionine, L-Threonine, L-Leucine, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Manganese Sulfate, Lignin Sulfonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Proteinate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, (Propionic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives)).

Feeding Directions


900 - 1,100 lb.6 lb. per day


500 - 600 lb.4 lb. per day


If feeding less than 6 lb. to a horse (900 – 1,100) supplement with 1 lb. per day of Triple Crown Balancer or Triple Crown Balancer Gold in order to meet recommended levels of vitamins, minerals and digestive support.

Triple Crown Low Starch is a complete diet and can replace all or part of the fiber portion of your horse’s diet. If feeding as the entire ration and replacing all the hay in the diet, feed 1.0 to 2% of body weight daily. Triple Crown Low Starch can be soaked with warm water for horses with poor teeth, respiratory problems or for horses prone to choke.

Adjust the amount of Triple Crown Low Starch up or down as needed to maintain desired body condition. Do not feed more than 5 lb. at a single meal. Allow 3 to 4 hours between meals.

Provide salt and plenty of fresh, clean water at all times. Keep product fresh in cool, dry storage. Examine product daily. DO NOT use if old, moldy or contaminated with insects.

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Low Starch
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 18 reviews
 by Valerie
Great feed, difficult to get

Love triple crown feeds but it is hard to find in my area. The website shows Tractor Supply carries it but it has to be special ordered and my local store is hit or miss with getting it. I have to drive an hour to get it from another feed store. It would be nice if we had the option to order it from Triple Crown with delivery to our local TSC or if we had the option to order it online ourselves at TSC for delivery to the store. So frustrating. It should not be this difficult.

 by Suzanne Allard
Concerned about feeding a product with sodium benzoate twice a day

I was considering trying this for my metabolic pony. IIt looks fantastic but I am concerned about the preservative package containing Sodium Benzoate a known carcinogen. I am concerned about feed my pony this carcinogen twice a day for the rest of her life. Really wish you could find a way to leave out this preservative. Love all Purina products except for the sodium benzoate preservative which is the only thing stopping me from buying Purina Low Starch.

A reply previously answered by the late equine nutritionist, Bill Vandergrift:When asked about Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate-

"Both of these ingredients control pathogenic yeast and mold growth.  All feed and forage is perishable so these are added to keep the product safe for horses.  They are added in small amounts and have been proven to be perfectly safe for horses."

 by Tammi Johnston
Second times a charm

A year ago my granddaughter got her first horse back. He had been used as a lesson horse while she trained her new TB. Long story. He was labeled as a HS and was aggressive, something he wasn’t known for. I did my research. Started Magnesium and TC Low Starch. Stopped all added sugar products. World of difference. They are in sync again and enjoying the rides. Now if only our TSC would keep it stocked routinely.

 by Michael
Love This Feed!

Have my NH Halter Mare on this product. She hasn't had one attack sense. I love this product.

 by Joanna Matejka

I have been feeding my mare that is both PSSM1 & HYPP for over 4 years now after she had a SEVERE attack. When she was diagnosed positive for both, I frantactly starting looking for something to feed her that wouldn't contradict each other's requirements. This feed has been a life saver!! Low potassium for the HYPP and low sugar/starch for the PSSM1.

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Additional Information

Carbohydrate Estimates

  • WSC5.1%
  • ESC3.1%
  • Starch9.9%
  • Starch & ESC13.0%
  • Estimated NSC15.0%

Density Values

  • Pounds per dry U.S. quart1.31

Omega Levels Per Lb.

  • Omega-3 g/lb.2.72
  • Omega-6 g/lb.13.17

1. One cellulase unit (CU) is defined as the amount of activity that will produce a relative fluidity change of 1 (determined with a calibrated viscometer) in 5 minutes in a defined carboxymethylcellulose substrate at pH 4.5 and 40°C.

2. One hemoglobin unit (HUT) of proteolytic (protease) activity is defined as that amount of enzyme that produces, in one minute under the specified conditions, a hydrolysate whose absorbance at 275nm is the same as that of a solution containing 1.10g per mL of tyrosine in 0.006N hydrochloric acid.

3. All Triple Crown feeds have fixed ingredient formulas. Values reflect an estimated analysis of multiple feed samples from across the U.S. with the understanding that geographic differences can impact the results. Estimated values determined by Equi-Analytical, Ithaca, NY.

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