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VETERAN MIX

Veterans in work, rest or play

Suitable for:

  • Horses and ponies over the age of 16
  • Veterans in all types and level of work
  • Veterans that need to maintain body condition
  • Veterans that are fussy feeders

Features & benefits:

  • Highly digestible “Super-Fibres” inclusion to support gut health & aid gut motility
  • Antioxidant inclusion to support immune & muscle function
  • High in oil to support skin and coat condition
  • Aids correct weight maintenance
  • Quality protein sources to support muscle tone and development
  • Live yeast inclusion to support optimum digestion & fibre utilisation

VETERAN MIX is a high quality, highly digestible mix designed specifically for the needs of the older horse or pony. It is based on "Super-Fibre" sources which provide a similar level of calories to that of cereals but reduce the reliance on cereals in the diet helping to keep starch levels low. The combination of oil and digestible fibre provides slow-release energy helping to avoid the fizz that can be associated with cereal-based diets.

VETERAN MIX also includes essential antioxidants such as Vitamin E, which mop up free radicals helping the horse to maintain normal muscle function and decrease recovery time after exercise. Antioxidants also benefit the older horse through maintenance of normal metabolic systems and immune function, thus offering the veteran horse the best protection to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The blend of four different herbs aids in palatability making this feed suitable for even the fussiest of eaters.

VETERAN MIX contains the high-quality protein sources required by the older horse and is fully fortified with a full spectrum of 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. A live yeast culture is included to support digestive function and to aid in feed and forage utilisation.

Ingredients

  • Lucerne Pellets
  • Barley Flakes
  • Oatfeed
  • Soya Hulls
  • Soya Flakes
  • Molasses
  • Pea Flakes
  • Maize Flakes
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Soya Oil
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Linseed (Full Fat)
  • Herbs
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Sodium Chloride

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Oil 7.0%
Protein 14.0%
Digestible Energy 12.6MJ/kg
Starch 16.0%
Sugar 6.0%
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 Daily
2.0-3.5kg 400-600kg Daily
3.5-5.0kg >600kg Daily
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.

Saracen Horse Feeds was the first British feed manufacturer to develop a ration specifically for the older horse back in 1993. As horses age, the efficiency of their digestive tract begins to reduce resulting in the need for a specifically formulated veteran ration to support the maintenance of optimum body condition. Saracen developed the Veteran range to meet this demand due to the growing population of horses over 16 years of age in the UK and in Europe today.

The ration for Saracen VETERAN MIX was ‘updated’ in 2016 to include higher levels of quality protein, and to improve the specification of the vitamins and minerals so that they met all the needs of the older horse and pony.


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 provides a source of highly digestible ‘Super-Fibre’ but will also help to support optimal gastric health through the buffering capacity that alfalfa provides.

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