Stud Prep 14

Stud Prep 14 High Oil Conditioning Mix for Thoroughbreds

DESIGNED FOR:

  • Sales Preparation
  • Adding weight and condition to any horse
  • Extra energy for mares during lactation
  • Providing palatable calories for horses with poor appetites

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • High oil conditioning Mix for thoroughbreds
  • BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility
  • Natural Vitamin E for increased antioxidant support

Stud Prep 14 is a multipurpose sweetfeed containing added oil and beet pulp, specially formulated for putting condition onto horses. This feed is ideal for horses bound for the sales ring. It will help them put on body condition evenly, and keep them manageable and level-headed in their work. The high levels of oils and ‘super-fibres’ provide extremely palatable calories, reducing the reliance on starch in the ration. As a result, horses are easier to handle and quickly become sleek and well-toned with excellent topline and muscle definition during their sales preparation.

Specifically formulated to be a versatile conditioning feed, Stud Prep 14 produces a dense ‘boost’ in energy over conventional sweetfeeds. Premium quality grains are blended with sugar beet pulp and soya oil, then fortified using Stamm 30® supplement for nutrient continuity so it contains BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex). The marine-derived source of biovavailable minerals in BMC® can maximise bone density, and subsequent skeletal strength and maintenance, support gastric health and maintain hindgut stability.

This feed is ideal for conditioning horses under stress, or for any horse with a poor appetite that is experiencing digestive difficulties. Broodmares can also benefit from this high oil formulation, particularly during lactation when energy demands are at their highest. Heavy milkers, and older mares that have problems holding their condition may find it easier to consume a more concentrated feed like Stud Prep 14 to prevent significant weight loss. Recent research has shown that regardless of birth month, mares that exhibited a negative energy balance post-partum (losing weight or negative daily weight change) had foals that did not gain as much weight in their first five months as foals from mares that were in a positive energy balance.

Ingredients

  • Crushed Oats
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Maize Flakes
  • Molasses
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Soya Flakes
  • Soya Oil
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Wheat
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Wheatfeed
  • Mixture of Flavouring Compounds

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 14%
Oil 9.5%
Fibre 8%
Digestible Energy 13.8 MJ
Starch 20.5%
Calcium 1.25%
Phosphorus 0.6%
Copper 50 mg/kg
Zinc 160 mg/kg
Vitamin A 14,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,400 iu/kg
Vitamin E 280 iu/kg
Vitamin E Natural 70 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 Bodyweight 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, 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 breeding 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 all thoroughbreds when hard feed intake can increase and forage intake decrease. Horses on larger feed intakes 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 can be high for thoroughbreds, which can result in the 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 generally 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 increased IgG levels of broodmares and their colostrum.

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.

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