Racefit Cubes

Lower starch, higher fibre Racing Cubes for energy efficiency

DESIGNED FOR:

  • Horses in full work requiring speed and stamina
  • Horses that are over-reactive to traditional high cereal feeds
  • Moderated starch content (18%)
  • Fussy feeders with limited appetites that can eat selectively

feaTures & benefits:

  • Moderated starch content
  • BMC™ (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility

Racefit Cubes offer alternative energy sources within a higher fermentable fibre, lower starch formulation to give an energy efficient ration which provides controlled performance and long-lasting energy release for horses in full training. Racefit Cubes can be helpful for fussy feeders with reduced appetites, when dietary energy can be the limiting factor in sustaining a predictable performance.

This diet works very well for horses that are intolerant to high starch diets by providing a balance of energy sources to support them, rather than relying totally on a high cereal inclusion. A measured inclusion of oats and barley are balanced with soya hulls and beet pulp to provide a balance of energy sources providing both staying power and speed. Both soya hulls and beet pulp provide carbohydrate comparable to grains through alternative pathways, whilst supporting fibre intake and overall digestive health.

In addition to grains and fibres, Racefit Cubes uses soya oil and cooked linseed to increase calorie density whilst reducing starch. As well as providing energy in a palatable format, soya and linseed provide a balance of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.

Ingredients

  • Oats
  • Wheatfeed
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Barley
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Soya Hulls
  • Oatfeed
  • Molasses
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Full Fat Linseed
  • Soya Oil
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Dicalcium Phopshate
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Lysine
  • Calcined Magnesite

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 14%
Oil 5.5%
Fibre 13.5%
Digestible Energy 12.2 MJ
Starch 18%
Calcium 1%
Phosphorus 0.5%
Selenium 0.55 mg/kg
Vitamin A 12,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,200 iu/kg
Vitamin E 350 iu/kg
Vitamin C 220 mg/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.

Feed Body Weight Frequency
1.2 - 1.45 kg per 100 kg of bodyweight Daily
Feeding requirements will vary subject to individual needs, level of work, body condition and feed management practices. To discuss the needs of your yard, please contact one of our Thoroughbred Specialists who will be able to tailor a feeding plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the diet, from forage sources to feeds and supplements.

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 racing 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 training or in prep are more likely to suffer from gastric ulceration, 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. Through 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%.

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 in training.

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