CEREAL-FREE, LOW STARCH RACING MIX
- Horses that are prone to tying up
- Completely replacing all hard feed and cereals
- Low starch and sugar levels
- Horses of a nervous disposition, to maintain a more even and trainable temperament
- Maintaining optimum and normal muscle function
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Cereal free
- Low starch, uses a variety of preferred fibre sources for energy instead
- High levels of “Super-fibres” to promote a healthy digestive system
- Superior antioxidant levels to assist normal muscle function
- Highly fortified with supporting minerals
- Quality protein to aid muscle and tissue repair and renewal
Re-leve® is a vet-recommended high-performance mix, specifically designed to replace all cereal and hard feed for horses that are prone to tying up or Horses in work that have a nervous disposition, or react adversely to high starch levels.
Collaborative research carried out between Dr Stephanie Valberg at the University of Minnesota and Kentucky Equine Research showed that, in a stressful training situation, diets that are composed largely of cereals and molasses can increase the occurrence of tying up. As a result, a high fat, low starch formulation was developed for horses to train and run on. It provides the equine athlete with the high levels of energy that it requires for performance using a variety of preferred energy sources. Research has shown that when horses predisposed to tying-up were fed Re-Leve, they demonstrated less post-exercise muscle damage than horses fed on conventional racing diets. So it allows those horses that are susceptible to this problem to remain in training.
"Super- fibres" and oils provide a safe energy source to help maintain normal and optimum muscle function and manage those horses with more difficult temperaments.
Re-leve® provides the equine athlete with the levels of energy required for performance using a variety of alternative energy sources to cereals. Highly fermentable fibres and high oil levels reduce the reliance on starch, and high levels of antioxidants, Vitamin E and selenium, are included to assist normal muscle function.
It is recommended that 0.5–1 kg of Equi-Jewel® (rice bran supplement) is fed daily alongside Re-leve® to boost energy levels, if required. This palatable supplement is naturally high in oil and fibre, but low in starch, so it is a very compatible product.
Re-Leve also contains a fortified soya hull fibre pellet to provide a concentrated source of proteins, trace elements and yeast. The inclusion of a yeast culture that is specifically designed for the equine ensures optimal microbial activity, which in turn helps to optimise enzyme production that supports the absorption of phosphorous, magnesium and potassium absorption as well as maintaining healthy and normal fibre digestion and utilization.
High levels of antioxidant micronutrients, such as vitamin E and selenium, are included together with daily levels of electrolytes to assist normal muscle function. An electrolyte such as Restore should be fed in addition in most cases and horses should always receive at least 1.5% of their bodyweight as good quality forage.