Weight Gain Supplement
- Horses & ponies that require additional calories
- Poor doers and veterans with a limited appetite
- Competition horses & ponies that require additional slow release energy
- Horses & ponies being prepared for the show ring
Features & benefits:
- Non-heating calories
- High oil levels for improved stamina, weight gain and coat condition
- Provides outstanding coat gloss & skin condition
- Glycogen sparing effect provided by an alternative carbohydrate source
- Calorie density helps to keep meal sizes small
- Low in starch reducing the reliance on starch in the diet
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Equi-Jewel® is a highly digestible, pelleted rice bran supplement that is very effective at adding condition and topline. Naturally high in oil, Equi-Jewel® is a versatile and concentrated source of energy for horses of all ages and activity levels.
Equi-Jewel® is designed to increase the energy density (calories) of a ration helping to maintain condition on "poor-doers" and provide energy in a slow-release form to horses with elevated demands such as the hard working competition horse. Equi-Jewel® is very compatible for use alongside other Saracen Performance and Conditioning feeds if additional calories are required for the level of work being done.
Equi-Jewel® contains a unique calcium supplement which has been proven to offer a buffering effect on the digestive system, making this supplement particularly beneficial to horses who may be at risk of suffering from digestive upsets.
The use of Equi-Jewel® is also beneficial to horses with muscular disorders as it provides an alternative source of energy meaning that cereal and starch levels can be reduced, whilst performance is maintained.
Horses receiving Equi-Jewel® will quickly exhibit stunning coat gloss and bloom. Additional antioxidants (vitamin E and selenium) are added to Equi-Jewel® to combat free radical production. Feeding a pelleted oil supplement such as Equi-Jewel® is beneficial from a palatability and digestibility point of view as pelleted oil supplements are less likely to hinder forage digestion.
- Stabilized rice bran
- Calcium carbonate
- Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
- Vitamin E
|Digestible Energy||18 MJ/kg|
|Vitamin E||440 iu/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.
|0.5 - 1kg||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.|
Equi-Jewel® can be fed at a rate of 500g - 1kg per day to achieve appropriate body condition, up to a maximum of 1.5kg per day when extra conditioning is required. The degree of supplementation required is dependent on the desired calorie intake.
Although the starch level of Equi-Jewel may be higher than expected, it is important top bear in mind that it is at a significantly lower feeding rate. If feeding 500g of Equi-Jewel, you will be providing your horse with 100g of starch. If you compare this to a feed with only 5% starch but you need to feed 2kg per day, you would also be supplying 100g of starch. Therefore, because of the lower feeding rate of Equi-Jewel, we do not consider the starch to be an issue with digestive, metabolic or muscle disorders.
Scientific research has proven Equi-Jewel®’s superiority in optimising performance in the athletic horse. During strenuous exercise, horses fed Equi-Jewel® had lower lactic acid levels than horses fed corn oil, optimising their stamina. Also, when Equi-Jewel® was used as a replacement for vegetable oil in the horse's feed, studies have shown the subjects displayed lower heart rates and subsequent shorter recovery periods after strenuous exercise (Kennedy et al. 1999).
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