Conditioning Horse FeedPreparation of feed for horses
To get a horse going, you need to boost its digestive power to deliver more than what is needed to stay fit, alert and fit. Horse loses large quantities of warmth from their own parts of the human organism, which is a "wasted" form of energetic activity. If it is cool, damp and breezy, a horse's feed requirements can rise by up to 40%, so if your horse tends to loose its health, or if you're currently trying to make it better, it's a good idea to make sure it's robust during the days and nights.
Although it is important that your horse is kept comfortable, "overuse" can affect a horse's breathing ability and lead to friction and other irritation. Slide your wrist under the horse blanket at the front and it should touch nice and comfortable, but not too cold. First of all, I always advise to offer ad hib feed to those who need additional fitness.
The feed not only satisfies the horse's innate wish to drip feed and masticate, but it is also important to keep a good intestinal system. Dietary fibres contained in the feed are fermentated in the horse's back intestine by means of million of microflora. These micro-flora's wholesomeness and the horse's ultimate wholesomeness depend on the horse's nutritional qualities and nutrition.
Feed a lot of high-quality feed, e.g. grass or grass, to help the micro flora to thrive and increases the chance that the horse will maintain an optimal physical state. Due to the fact that the feed is heated during the proofing the horse has its own independent fuel system.
Usually when you feed your dog grass with grass, you have to feed more grass than grass on a weigh-base. Heulage contains more moisture than hey, so in order to guarantee a sufficient supply of dietary fiber, you have to feed a lot of it! Most packaged pasture produce is better for hygiene than pasture and also provides more easily digested food, which means you need less concentrated feed.
If you are not sure how much hay to feed, consult a dietician. In general, a horse should feed on at least 1.5% of its body weight. In some cases the feed alone may not be sufficient to sustain a good health status of the flora and it may be necessary to use a Yea-Sacc? and/or another Yea- supplements or a prébiotic or Probiotikum, especially in periods of increased workload.
Travel, recreation from intensive rivalry, disease or changes from summers to winters can lead to an increased level of distress. Yeast and Probiotics may be added to supplements of current diet or offered as part of a commercial formulation such as Saracen RE-LEVE®. WHEN SHOULD A CONDITIONSRATION BE FED?
What conditioning food is right for my horse? Feed conditioning products are specially designed to increase body mass and therefore have a higher level of digestibility than a standard refrigeration mixture (13. 0 MJ DE / Kg instead of 10 MJ DE / Kg). In selecting a conditioning food you have to consider: How much will the horse spend in its stables? What is the horse's spirited temper?
Relaxed, arousable, nervous? Does the horse carry a lot of importance in the cold season? Several conditioning feedstuffs contain large quantities of micronized grain and lower fiber and fat content. They are usually highly efficient at straining a horse, but the amount of power the grain provides may not be appropriate for a horse that is inherently arousable, in easy labor, or most of the times standing in the stable.
What conditioning food for an excited horse? When you have a horse that tends to get "hot" when feeding a high grain nutrition, look for conditioning foods that contain a high amount of alimentary calories but a lower amount of strength, such as Saracen Conditioning Cubes, Saracen Conditioning Mix or Saracen RE-LEVE®.
This feed provides us with power by containing our high digestibility "superfiber" constituents such as sucrose beets, lucerne and soy shells, and a higher content of oils. The Saracen Conditioning Mix & Conditioning Cubes also contain EQUI-JEWEL®, a high-fat, stabilized ricecoat that, when combined with an appropriate training program, is extremely efficient in developing muscles and top lines.
How these foods are ingested means that the amount of releasing power is slower and this will help to cope with more exciting tempers. Saturated sweetened beets are a good sources of horse power even in cold winters. It comes from dietary fibres and saccharose so that it is gradually absorbed.
Sugarbeets contain almost the same amount of indigestible protein as weight-based grains, but do not make the horse an uncontrollable beast! Saturated beets are also very well suited to providing moisture to the horse. Changing from spring to autumn feed means an increased absorption of the horse's total solids, therefore the horse's absorption of moisture must be sustained to avoid impact colitis.
Oils are an ideal way to provide the added amount of heat needed to improve your physical fitness without raising your horse's meals. Oils are also a "cool" resource and can be supplied up to a fourth of a point per diem. Today, there are high-fat dietary complements on the menu that are pre-supplemented with antioxidants to meet the elevated need for added vitamins and minerals in high calorie foods.
This is a nourishing feed for the horse and can add fats, fibres, minerals as well as vitamines to any horse's nutrition. Adding such fatty additives to a feed rations will increase the feed's energetic bulk and reduce the amount of grain needed to meet horses' energetic needs during growing, gaining body mass, lactating and sporting activity.
In addition, the use of oils to feed reduce the risks of side effects such as cocktails, diarrhea, hoof fever and muscle pain, which are often associated with excess concentrates and decreased feed use. Equui-Jewel® can be administered at a dosage of 500g-1kg per daily to maintain adequate physical fitness, up to a peak of 1.5kg per daily if additional conditioning is called for.
FOOD PERSONAL, IT'S ABOUT QUANTITY INSTEAD OF QUANTITY! The improvement of a horse's health and muscle/toplinin growth also comes from the supply of high grade proteins and the assurance of proper supply of micronutrients. It is therefore very important to verify that you are using a feed mix with the amounts of feed advised by the producer to guarantee a fully nutritional balance.
There is a widespread misconception that horse that needs more stamina or power should be given increased amounts of dietary supplements that offer increased amounts of high protein. However, this is not the case and in fact the only horse with an increased need for proteins are milking broodmares, young growth animals and warriors. Power or show jumping ponies, recovering and those in need of more physical fitness need QUALITY SPROTEIN resources for repairing tissues and muscles, but not to the extent offered in the veterinary, young horse or broodmare nutrition.