Case Studies - Trial Diets
Low Calorie Requirements
A balancer will provide your horse with their full complement of vitamins, minerals and quality protein with minimal starch and sugar levels. Lo-Cal balancer is ideal for horses at rest or in light levels of work, while Performance Balancer is formulated for horses working up to the highest levels.
Example Diet for a 500kg horse in moderate work
2 mugs (450g) of Performance Balancer plus 1 Stubbs scoop of Light Chaff per day.
Total DE provided = 8 MJ/day
Total starch = 45g/day
Moderate Calorie Requirements
Keep Calm has a starch content of just 7% and is a fully balanced soaked feed which contains Speedi-Beet alongside essential nutrients. It is ideal for maintaining condition for horses in up to moderate work and is a complete feed, so should be fed at full recommended quantities to meet nutrient requirements.
Alternatively, a balancer can be fed to provide essential nutrients, then additional sources of calories added to meet requirements. These can include highly digestible fibre sources like, Speedi-Beet (12 MJ/kg), Fibre-Beet (11 MJ/kg), Alfalfa Blend (9 MJ/kg) or Alfalfa Plus Oil (12.5 MJ/kg) which will need to be fed in reasonable volumes to make a significant calorie contribution. Outshine high oil supplement (24 MJ/kg) is a useful addition when further slow release calories are required in a small volume.
Example Diets for a 500kg horse in light to moderate work
1.5 Stubbs scoops (3.5kg (dry weight)) of Keep Calm per day.
Total DE provided = 38.5 MJ/day
Total starch = 245g/day
2 mugs (450g) of Performance Balancer plus 2 Stubbs scoops (3kg (dry weight)) of Fibre-Beet per day.
Total DE provided = 38 MJ/day
Total starch = 126g/day
High Calorie Requirements
Ease & Excel (13 MJ/kg) is a fully balanced feed which, when fed at recommended levels, will promote condition and support performance for horses working up to the highest levels. Its recipe is also concentrated so that it can be fed in smaller volumes than our other performance mixes and cubes, which helps when feeding fussy or stressy horses with limited appetites.
Example Diets for a 500kg horse in moderate work
3 Stubbs scoops (4 kg) per day of Ease & Excel.
Total DE provided = 52 MJ/day
Total starch = 320g/day
3 mugs (675g) of Performance Balancer plus 1 Stubbs scoop (1.5kg (dry weight)) of Fibre-Beet plus 5 cups (1.25kg) of Outshine high oil supplement per day.
Total DE provided = 51.5 MJ/day
Total starch = 336.5g/day
2.5 Stubbs scoops (4.5kg) per day of Ease & Excel Cubes
Total DE Provided = 54MJ/day.
Total Starch = 360g/day