Finding the right feed for your ulcer prone horse or pony
We work closely with other experts in nutrition, research, and veterinary science so that we can continue to strive to provide our clients not just with research-proven products to help manage and support horses with EGUS, but to also understand and communicate important management strategies that can make a real difference to not just these horses but in general.
Ulcer Prone performance
RE-LEVE®-MIX is a cereal free, low starch feed specifically formulated to replace all cereal based hard feed for horses in work that react adversely to high starch feeds or are prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. The use of alternative energy sources optimises power generation and recovery, providing controlled energy from highly digestible “Super- Fibres” and oils. The mix is founded on an alfalfa free formulation and encompasses BMCTM a total digestive buffer, as well as the recommended levels of live yeast to support the gut flora and stabilise the pH of the gut. The mix contains a blackcurrant flavour to maintain palatability in the fussiest of feeders.
BMC® - NEW RESEARCH INGREDIENT
RE-LEVE®-Mix now features BMCTM, a highly bioavailable source of marine-derived calcium essential for sound skeletal development and gastrointestinal balance. Studies conducted at Kentucky Equine Research demonstrated that BMCTM, significantly increases natural bone density in high-performance horses. Furthermore, BMCTM, supports the gastrointestinal health of horses, as it buffers excessive acid in the stomach and hindgut.
RE-LEVE®-CUBES are a highly versatile, low starch, low sugar cube that have been formulated specifically to help support a healthy digestive tract and maintain normal muscle function in all horses. RE-LEVE®-CUBES are formulated on highly digestible “Super-Fibres” and oil as alternative energy sources making them ideal for horses prone to Equine Gastric Ulcers. The cubes provide a balanced diet and are fully fortified with a full spectrum of vitamins, chelated minerals, and antioxidants including natural vitamin E along with a live yeast to support optimum digestive health. The cubes contain a blackcurrant flavour to entice the fussiest of feeders.
COMPETITION-FIT-BALANCER is a nutrient dense, low intake performance balancer suitable for horses and ponies who are prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. The unique mix is based on digestible “Super-Fibres” and oils to provide continuous energy, whilst the small inclusion of cereal aids glycogen replenishment and helps to reduce the onset of early fatigue whilst providing power to perform. The mix encompasses the recommended levels of live yeast and Acid Buf to support the optimum environment in the stomach and digestive tract.
ULCER PRONE EVERYDAY
ESSENTIAL BALANCER is low in sugar, starch and calories so is suitable for horses and ponies that are Good-Doers. Dense in vitamins, minerals and quality protein sources, ESSENTIAL BALANCER helps to maintain muscle tone and topline as well as supporting optimum health and vitality. A source of Omega 3 fatty acids helps to condition and shine the coat, creating a picture of health inside and out.
BIOTIN - DID YOU KNOW?
Biotin is a B vitamin that is essential for normal metabolism. Horses cannot make B vitamins themselves, they rely on microbial fermentation in the hindgut or their diet to provide them with B vitamins. The effect of biotin on hoof health has been well studied with statistically significant improvements in hoof condition seen when the diet is supplemented with 15 – 25mg per day. It is worth noting that biotin will only affect new hoof growth so improvements will most likely be seen over 6 – 9 months.
ULCER PRONE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
SHAPE-UP™ is a low starch, low sugar, high fibre mix which is designed to be fed at a low intake levels whilst providing a high level of nutrition to support good health and immune function. This whole cereal free ration is ideal for good-doers, as well as horses that may be prone to excitable or anxious behaviours.
ACID BUF - DID YOU KNOW?
Acid Buf is included to help maintain a healthy digestive environment in horses and ponies especially those on a restricted ration. Acid Buf is a unique marine derived dead seaweed that gradually releases bioavailable calcium and magnesium throughout the digestive tract over a 6 – 8 hour period. Calcium and magnesium are known the help support an optimal environment in the stomach and hindgut.
ULCER PRONE CONDITION
EQUI-JEWEL® (WEIGHT GAIN SUPPLEMENT)
Equi-Jewel® is a pelleted, high oil, stabilised rice bran supplement designed to increase the energy density of the whole diet, thereby decreasing the reliance on cereals in the diet. Equi-Jewel® is an ideal supplement to improve topline and condition on your horse when fed alongside a balanced diet. In addition to improved condition, research has proven its superiority in optimising performance. Equi-Jewel® is fortified with the correct level of Vitamin E and ensures optimum calcium to phosphorus ratio.
ULCER PRONE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
KER RiteTrac® is a scientifically proven supplement for total digestive tract support. Targeted at both the foregut and the hindgut of the horse, RiteTrac® works in two distinct ways. When fed in conjunction with correct management and forage regimes, RiteTrac® helps to maintain an optimal gastric environment. RiteTrac® also contains EquiShure®, to help maintain an optimum pH in the horse’s hindgut and ensure normal fermentation patterns.
EquiShure® is an encapsulated form of sodium bicarbonate which is designed to directly target the hindgut of the horse. This hindgut supplement is suitable for horses showing signs of altered digestive function and those which have been diagnosed with hindgut acidosis. When horses are fed high starch rations or may consume high quantities of sugar from rich grazing, the pH of the hindgut decreases, and fibre digesting bacteria are inhibited. This decrease in pH creates an unfavourable environment for the microorganisms in the hindgut which in turn impacts on digestive and hindgut function. The unique time release mechanism has been shown to support stable hindgut pH through a targeted release of sodium bicarbonate directly into the hindgut.
RE-COVERY MASH supports optimum rehydration and recovery in competition horses and ponies who are training, competing or travelling. The mash contains a blend of ‘Super-Fibres’, known for their superior digestibility and provision of non-heating calories making it versatile and convenient to feed as and when needed. The mash also includes live yeast to support gut flora and stabilise the pH of the gut as well as vitamin E to support normal muscle function and recovery. The mash is banana flavoured to tempt the fussiest of feeders and includes electrolytes to help maintain optimum hydration and thirst response during periods of travel, warm weather, sweating and intensive training.
WHY IS IT SUITABLE FOR EQUINE GLANDULAR GASTRIC DISEASE PRONE HORSES?
Water deprivation can increase the likelihood of Equine Syndrome Glandular Disease by up to 3 times. RE-COVERY MASH is low in starch and sugar and can be made into a sloppy mash to ensure that the fussiest of drinkers take fluid on board when traveling or staying away from home.
If you would like any further information on feeding your horse or pony please feel free to contact our nutritional team on 01622 718487, email - email@example.com or fill out our Feed Advice Form.