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Recoup 11

Low protein, lower energy mix


  • Getting horses into work/early fittening programme
  • Convalescence – for horses on box-rest, or light work following an injury or a holiday
  • Feeding when breaking in yearlings and pretraining

features & benefits:

  • Low protein, lower energy mix
  • BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility

Recoup 11 is a highly palatable, lower energy sweetfeed, which is suitable for feeding in the early stages of pretraining and fittening work. This mix is also designed for supporting horses on box-rest, or in light to medium work following an injury, or a break from training. The oil levels and highly digestible fibres, such as soya hulls, alfalfa and sugar beet pulp, will maintain appropriate body condition while horses are on the ‘easy list’, and keep them manageable.

The feeds are fully fortified with racing level vitamins and minerals for nutrient continuity as work levels increase. Using Recoup 11 during convalescence, or during early fittening work and light to medium exercise makes for a smooth transition between the higher energy racing feeds within the Saracen range, as the nutrient levels and ingredients are very compatible.

It is suitable for feeding to yearlings as they are being broken in to maintain an even temperament before upgrading the energy levels in their diet when exercise levels move up. It can be used as a Sunday feed for all horses to match energy intake against current workload.


  • Crushed Oats
  • Barley Flakes
  • Cane Molasses
  • Oatfeed
  • Lucerne Pellets
  • Maize Flakes
  • Wheatfeed
  • Soya Hulls (GM Soya)
  • Pea Flakes
  • Soya Bean Meal Feed (GM Soya)
  • Rape Seed Expeller
  • Sunflower Seed Meal Dehulled
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Soya Oil (GM Soya)
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Mixture of Flavouring Compounds
  • Vitamins & Minerals


Ingredient Quantity
Protein 11.0%
Oil 4.5%
Fibre 10.5%
Digestible Energy 11.8 MJ
Starch 28.0%
Calcium 1.00%
Phosphorus 0.50%
Selenium 0.50 mg/kg
Vitamin A 14,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,400 iu/kg
Vitamin E 300 iu/kg
Vitamin C 200 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
800 g – 1.2 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 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. 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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