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ENDURO-PERFORMANCE

Slow Release Competition Mix

Suitable For:

  • Horses & ponies requiring additional stamina
  • Horses & ponies that react to high starch diets
  • Horses & ponies requiring slow release energy
  • Horses & ponies that require condition throughout the competition season

Features & Benefits:

  • Utilises a variety of energy sources to combine stamina with instant energy sources
  • Formulated on “Super-Fibres” & oil to provide a long lasting controlled performance
  • Contains a live yeast culture to support hindgut health & optimal forage digestion
  • Includes natural vitamin E a powerful antioxidant to assist normal muscle function
  • Quality protein source to optimise peak muscle health & encourage maintenance of topline and muscle definition
  • Contains micronized cereals to support glycogen replacement post exercise & help to delay the onset of fatigue


ENDURO-PERFORMANCE is a high-oil, energy efficient mix designed to meet the specific requirements of the modern equine athlete. Alternative energy sources in the formulation (oil and highly digestible “Super-Fibres”) help to reduce the reliance on cereals in the diet, supporting calm and manageable temperaments and maintaining optimum digestive health. These alternative energy sources provide the equine athlete with long-lasting, controlled energy release throughout a competition.

ENDURO-PERFORMANCE contains quality protein sources and essential amino acids to support cell renewal, tissue and muscle repair, as well as maintaining topline and muscle tone. It contains antioxidants, including vitamin E, which are essential to support normal recovery rates post exercise and immune function, particularly in those horses that are travelling and competing on a regular basis.

ENDURO-PERFORMANCE is fully fortified with vitamins and chelated minerals. These minerals can help with complementing natural stress resistance and the immune system, plus improving coat bloom and skin and hoof quality. In addition, soya oil is added to improve coat and skin condition, as well as providing an additional energy (calorie) source.

ENDURO-PERFORMANCE also contains a live yeast to help support a healthy environment in the hindgut, which is especially important in performance horses that may be fed lower forage and higher concentrate feed rations. Yeast also has many other benefits including optimum feed utilisation and maintenance of appetite in the performance horse.

Ingredients

  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Crushed Oats
  • Barley Flakes
  • Soya Hulls
  • Lucerne Pellets
  • Maize Flakes
  • Molasses
  • Soya Flakes
  • Soya Oil
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Coconut Flavour
  • Sodium Chloride

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Oil 10.0%
Protein 11.0%
Fibre 12.5%
Digestible Energy 13.6 MJ/kg
Starch 20.0%
Vitamin A 15,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 2,300 iu/kg
Vitamin E 540 iu/kg
Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
Yeast 2.5 x 10^10 CFU/kg

The feeding rates are offered as a guideline, if you would like to discuss your horse's individual requirements please contact a member of our nutritional team on 01622 718487.

Feed Body weight Frequency
1.0 - 2.0kg 200-400kg Per day
2.0 - 3.5kg 400-600kg Per day
3.5 up to 5.0kg >600kg Per day
These feeding rates are intended as a guide only. Always try to feed a minimum of 1.5% of bodyweight as good quality forage per day.

N.B These feed levels give the minimum and maximum feeding rates for each range of bodyweights (BW), ie a pony of any BW between 200-400kg could be fed between 1-2kg per day depending on their requirements.

Research studies have concluded that feeding oil to horses in training resulted in a greater mobilization and utilization of oil as an energy source during long distance exercise. By using oil as a primary energy source, it helps the horse to 'spare' glycogen during endurance-based exercise thus preserving glycogen for the maintenance of blood glucose levels and for the support of more power and sprint-based exercise.

ENDURO-PERFORMANCE contains a live yeast culture which has been shown to increase microbial activity. Saccharomyces cerevisiae supports efficient fibre digestion leading to improved feed and forage utilisation.

Beet pulp is a highly digestible fibre source which supports beneficial fibrolytic hindgut bacteria and therefore has a ‘prebiotic effect’ on the hindgut microbes (Moore-Colyer et al., 2002). Microbial fermentation of beet pulp leads to the production of volatile fatty acids, and through this Butyrate (butyric acid) is produced. Current studies are investigating the effect of butyric acid on gut health and wall cell stability. It is thought that butyrate can reduce inflammation and improve intestinal permeability (Stewart et al., 2017). Pectin (naturally occurring in beet pulp) helps to support generation of mucus secretions which line the gut wall and act as a barrier to microbial adhesion. Pectin forms a gel like substance when exposed to acidic conditions (i.e. within the stomach) and can protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (Zavoshti and Andrews, 2017).

Research has shown that alfalfa has a high capacity for buffering stomach acid due to its naturally high calcium content (Nadeau et al., 2000). The inclusion of alfalfa pellets within the ration not only provide a source of highly digestible ‘Super-Fibre’ but will also help to support optimal gastric health through the buffering capacity that alfalfa provides.

Carbohydrates (cereals) have been shown to aid in muscle glycogen repletion when fed post exercise. Studies have shown that horses receiving a cereal based meal following high level exercise will replenish muscle glycogen stores faster than horses fed a solely fibre-based meal (Lacombe et al., 2004). ENDURO-PERFORMANCE contains crushed oats, micronised barley and micronised maize to aid in recovery post exercise and repletion of muscle glycogen stores to support optimal athletic performance.

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