Omega-3 fatty acids
Pasture is naturally abundant in omega-3, an important fatty-acid with multiple benefits including eye function, brain development in the foetus, bone health and joint health. Mare-Care is formulated to provide additional omega-3 fatty acids to thoroughbred mares as late pregnancy and lactation occur at times of reduced pasture intake and pasture quality. Supplementing the mare with omega-3 benefits the developing foetus and new-born foal as the mares produce richer colostrum, which could jumpstart the health of their foals to have a stronger immune system.
Natural Vitamin E as found in pasture has a high level of bioavailability. Natural vitamin E, also available as Nano-E™ in liquid format, is used in Saracen’s Specialist Thoroughbred Feeds to improve overall efficacy of Vitamin E in the diet. The combination of synthetic and natural vitamin E enhances the dietary effect of this important vitamin. Benefits of vitamin E include antioxidant capacity, immune function and increased IgG levels of broodmares and their colostrum.
Vistacell live yeast is a proven and effective yeast specifically studied in equines. Saracen Horse Feeds contain the recommended daily intake of Vistacell yeast proven to increase digestion of both protein and fibre. The markers ADF and NDF relate to various fibrous components found within the plant cells of both grains and forages. Increasing digestion of protein and fibre directly benefits the health and performance of all horses at every stage of breeding, growth and development.
MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) is a prebiotic proven in equines and multiple other species to benefit immunity in mothers and their offspring. Mare-Care contains research proven levels of MOS to benefit both the mare and foal through increased IgA levels.