Equi-Jewel®

High oil rice bran supplement for condition and topline

£39.95 £39.95
Per bag

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Sales Prepping Foals & Yearlings
  • Mares lacking appetite and needing additional condition and topline during heavy lactation. Older mares that are susceptible to weight loss can also benefit
  • Anxious or overactive stallions needing extra support during a busy covering season
  • Using for any horse as part of controlling starch intake and providing an alternative oil-based energy source

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • High oil high calorie pellet for building condition
  • Stabilised and correctly balanced form of rice bran
  • BMC™ providing digestive support
  • Supplemented with additional vitamin E
  • Low starch intake as fed

Equi-Jewel is a pelleted high oil rice bran supplement, designed to increase the energy density (calories) of a ration. It is a stabilised rice bran that can be top-dressed onto any ration for extra energy density, to build body condition and provide additional mineral support.

It can be added to boost calorie intake, or to replace part of the ration to reduce concentrate consumption, so can be a good way to encourage picky eaters. The high oil (18%) and fibre levels are naturally occurring, making it very compatible for use alongside all of the other feeds in the Saracen breeding range.

During sales prep, adding another form of supplemental fat to the diet can often be of benefit, both for the effect on the horse's coat and for an additional boost in concentrated energy. Equi-Jewel helps to give sales horses a sleek, well-toned look and an athletic outline.

It is very effective at adding condition, and building muscle and topline, making it ideal for lactating mares (older mares can be particularly susceptible to weight loss) and for over-active or anxious stallions during the breeding season.

Equi-Jewel is specifically designed to nutritionally support thoroughbreds by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein, and the additional benefits of KER's BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex).

The oil in Equi-Jewel is highly digestible, and is equally as digestible as corn oil, but in a more palatable, pelleted form. 500 grams of Equi-Jewel contains the same amount of energy as 250 millilitres (1/2 pint) of liquid oil.

Ingredients

  • Stabilised Rice Bran
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 12.5%
Oil 18%
Fibre 8%
Digestible Energy 18 MJ/KG
Starch 20%
Calcium 2.25%
Phosphorus 1.5%
Selenium 1.0 mg/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 nutrition team on 01622 718487 or call the Thoroughbred Office on 01488 73456.

Feeding Rate Recommendation Frequency
500g - 1.00 kg to achieve appropriate body condition. Up to 1.5 kg per day can be fed when extra conditioning is required. Feed 2-5 cups per day with a balanced grain ration. This cup holds 0.2 kg. Daily
Feeding requirements will vary subject to individual needs, level of work, body condition and feed management practices. To discuss the needs of your stud or yard please contact one of our Thoroughbred Specialists who will be able to tailor a feeding plan according to your needs, taking into consideration all aspects of the diet, from forage sources to feeds and supplements.

Please contact us about measuring cups for more accurate feeding.

In a scientific study* conducted by Kentucky Equine Research, the effects of feeding Equi-Jewel and corn oil were compared. During strenuous exercise, horses fed Equi-Jewel had lower lactic acid levels than horses fed corn oil. The inclusion of rice bran as a substitute for corn oil in rations also resulted in lower heart rates and subsequent shorter recovery periods.


*"An Evaluation of Corn Oil, Rice Bran and Refined Dry Fat as Energy Sources for Exercising Thoroughbreds”. 16th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Proceedings, pp. 130-134.

Equi-Jewel contains BMC®, a superior source of marine-derived calcium that has been shown to effectively buffer the horse's stomach and hindgut, as well as supporting improved bone density in exercising horses.


BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) is a natural mineral source that is high in bioavailable minerals including calcium, magnesium, boron, silicone, iodine, zinc, and manganese. BMC® is used in all of the specialist feeds in our breeding range following extensive research by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) into the positive effects on digestive health and bone development.

BMC® and Bone Development
Research into racehorses in training supplemented with Triacton, a supplement containing BMC® plus other key vitamins, was proven effective at increasing bone density after just 90 days of supplementation. Feeding Triacton increased the density of the dorsal cortex of the cannon bone by three-fold whilst also doubling bone thickness and increasing bone area.

BMC® and Digestive Health
BMC® has a high buffering capacity making it an important supplement, particularly for horses in training and those undergoing sales prep where hard feed intake increases and forage intake decreases. Horses in sales prep are eating larger intakes of feed, but BMC® is proven to double the buffering capacity of the stomach after feeding. BMC® is present in every meal of all Saracen Thoroughbred Specialist Feeds.

The prevalence of ulcers is understandably high for horses in training, which results in frequent use of omeprazole. Researchers found that omeprazole reduced calcium digestibility in mature horses by nearly 18%, but did not affect the digestibility of other nutrients. Horses routinely receiving omeprazole should have their calcium intake reviewed and may benefit from a marine-derived calcium source, which is more digestible than calcium carbonate.

BMC® also supports hindgut health through buffering acidity found within the hindgut. As thoroughbred diets require a higher intake of hard feed to meet elevated nutrient requirements, the risk for hindgut acidosis is higher. Changes in hindgut pH negatively affect the bacteria that reside in the hindgut and are responsible for digestion. By helping to maintain the optimum pH for beneficial bacteria BMC® supports digestive function. BMC® is proven to increase the buffering capacity of the hindgut by 54%.

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