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Recoup Cubes

Low starch, low protein cubes


  • Horses prone to gastric ulceration
  • Horses with muscular disorders
  • Early stages of fitness work for all horses, and breaking/pre-training
  • Convalescence - for box resters, or horses in light work after a break from training

features & benefits:

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

Recoup Cubes are a whole cereal-free feed with a very low starch profile (11%) making them ideal for horses suffering from tying-up or gastric ulceration. It is suitable for feeding during convalescence, and will maintain appropriate body condition while horses are on the 'easy list' following an injury or a break from training/holiday.

The unique combination of soya hulls, beet pulp and fibrous cereal husk creates a feed that has a lower protein and low starch profile, whilst still providing adequate carbohydrate through fermentable fibre. Recoup Cubes can support the needs of a horse being broken in or already in training, and will help to keep them manageable and to maintain an even temperament.

Fully fortified with racing levels of vitamins and minerals, Recoup Cubes can form the basis of early fitness/light to medium work, and be used as a Sunday feed for all horses when needing to match energy intake against current workload.


  • Soya Hulls (GM soya)
  • Wheatfeed
  • High Fibre Oat By-Product
  • Dried Beet Pulp
  • Molasses
  • Soya (bean) Meal Feed (GM soya)
  • Sunflower Seed Meal, Dehulled
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Soya Oil (Produced from GM Soya)
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Magnesium Oxide


Ingredient Quantity
Protein 11.0%
Oil 3.5%
Fibre 20.0%
Digestible Energy 10.8 MJ
Starch 11.0%
Calcium 1.05%
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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