Re-Leve®- Mix

Cereal-free, low starch, high oil mix

DESIGNED FOR:

  • Horses needing a low starch diet, for example, broodmares prone to laminitis
  • Yearlings, for a more even and manageable temperament during early
    handling and sales preparation
  • Foals that are growing quickly to maintain joint health and normal skeletal growth patterns
  • Mares that can be stressy, or have feeding issues, such as nutritional sensitivities and allergies
  • Box rest feeding programmes after injuries or surgery

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Low starch (8%) and sugar (6%) levels with high oil values (9.0%) with blackcurrant flavouring
  • The ingredients are preferred energy sources for horses with difficult temperaments or a nervous disposition
  • BMC™ (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Natural Vitamin E for increased antioxidant support
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility

Re-Leve®-Mix is a vet recommended cereal-free mix, specially designed to replace all hard feed to support horses requiring a low starch ration. Broodmares prone to laminitis and youngstock susceptible to development orthopaedic disease benefit from the use of Re-Leve®-Mix. With a low starch profile and use of BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) Re-Leve®-Mix is also ideal for feeding to horses particularly prone to gastric ulceration.

BMC®‘s buffering effect on the stomach is proven to reduce pH post feeding, helping to regulate acidity in the stomach and reduce associated damage. With a reduced starch content and increased reliance on fibrous carbohydrate the risk of hindgut acidosis is also reduced. The buffering effect of BMC® is also present in the hindgut, increasing capability of the hindgut to regulate pH which in turn supports beneficial bacteria, digestion and energy conversion.

Re-Leve®-Mix is fortified with Stamm 30® for nutrient continuity and contains high levels of antioxidants, such as natural Vitamin E and selenium, to improve colostrum quality and support fertility.

The ingredients are highly digestible, and are preferred energy sources for horses with difficult temperaments or a nervous disposition. Bodyweights are easier to control in mares and youngstock, and backward foals or yearlings can cope with this type of ration without affecting their skeletal development. It can be useful during sales preparation for young horses showing signs of physitis as it will support their growth without aggravating immature joints, helping to ease pressure on growth plates and maintain joint health and normal skeletal growth patterns. Yearlings will have a more even and manageable temperament during early handling and sales preparation when fed Re-Leve, and it can also help stressy mares or horses with nutritional sensitivities or allergies. It works very well as part of feeding programmes during box resting after surgery or injuries.

It is recommended that 0.5 – 1 kg of Equi-Jewel® rice bran supplement is fed daily alongside Re-Leve®-Mix to boost energy levels and build condition where needed – this palatable supplement is naturally high in oil and fibre, but low in starch, so it is a very compatible product.

Ingredients

  • Ingredient List
  • Soya Hulls
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Pea Flakes
  • Soya Flakes
  • Molasses
  • Grass Pellets
  • Soya Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Mixture of flavouring compounds

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 13%
Oil 9%
Fibre 18.5%
Digestible Energy 12.9 MJ/KG
Starch 8 %
Calcium 1.25%
Phosphorus 0.5%
Selenium 0.53 mg/kg
Vitamin A 12,100 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,200 iu/kg
Vitamin E 319 iu/kg
Vitamin E Natural 61 iu/kg
Vitamin C 170 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
Broodmares 800 g - 1.0 kg before foaling, 1.2 - 1.4 kg during peak lactation per 100 kg of bodyweight Daily
Youngstock 800 g - 1.2kg depending on stage of growth and season 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 stud or 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. BMC® is proven to double the buffering capacity of the stomach after feeding and is present in every meal of all Saracen Thoroughbred Specialist Feeds.

Both broodmares and youngstock can experience gastric ulcers for various reasons and may require treatment with 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%.

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 reduced muscle soreness.

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.

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