Omega-3/L-Carnitine – Sperm Quality
Stallion Plan includes both omega-3 and L-carnitine to enhance sperm quality. Omega-3 fatty acids have many health benefits, including improving sperm motility and viability. Their anti-inflammatory role is also important for joint health and function, a benefit for any stallion in the covering season but particularly for the older stallion with hock concerns. L-Carnitine much like omega-3 is proven to improve sperm motility and also has a positive association with morphological characteristics.
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 sperm motility.
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 with the ability to bind to pathogens in the gut rendering them ineffective. Whilst being a well-documented measure of defence against disease caused by pathogens colonising the gut, MOS is also beneficial to the immune system. During times of stress supplementing with MOS benefits feed conversion, stabilises the gut microflora and improves immune response.