Additional Information & Education
Endurix is a feed for competition horses that have to performance in strenuous or long-distance disciplines (three-day evening, combined driving, endurance, etc.). Because these horses must deliver continuous effort, they do not only get their energy from grains, but also need a long-term source of energy such as that derived from vegetable fats, essential fatty acids and rough fiber. Furthermore these horses lose electrolytes (essential minerals) through sweating as a result of their long-distance and intensive effort, which makes compensation necessary.
Mega-Electrolyte, contained in Endurix, ensures that your horse begins the competition with sufficient reserves of electrolytes. Because a continuous call made on the energy reserves stored in the muscle cells (glycogen) can lead to exhaustion, Cavalor Endurix has a high fat content. This creates a glycogen-saving effect. This means that there is more energy left over at the end of the effort. The fat content is not only important in order to be effective, but so is the composition of the fats used. Cavalor Endurix contains Cavalor Muscle Plus, a sophisticated composition of vitamin E and selenium, which ensures the protection of various cells. As a result the recovery phase is noticeably reduced.
Directions for use
Always give Endurix in addition to sufficient (at least 5 kg) hay and straw.
Daily amount per animal:
medium-heavy work – max. 700 g per 100 kg live body weight
heavy work – max. 800 g per 100 kg live body weight.
The daily feed ration depends on work, breed and roughage ration
Bags 20 kg
Artri-Pro is a unique copper, zinc and manganese supplement, with each component in optimal proportion. These micronutrients ensure that the joints, tendons, cartilage and skeleton are given a higher level of support than they would from any regular maintenance mixture. These high levels of copper, zinc and manganese are specifically beneficial for younger horses in full growth, older horses, sport horses, mares in foal and lactating mares.
The gastrointestinal tract is one of the most sensitive and at the same time most important organs of the horse. A healthy digestive system sees to it that the ingestion of nutrients proceeds smoothly while reducing the risk of colic. This is achieved through proper ration management, or in other words by feeding the horse sufficient amounts of roughage (crude fiber) and nutritional elements that stimulate the way healthy micro-organisms operate inside the large intestine. Florastimul (a prebiotic) is a nutrient that can only be used by benign bacteria and that serves to stimulate bacterial growth and development. Moreover, Florastimul prevents adhesion to the intestinal wall as well as foiling the continued growth of pathogenic bacteria. Thus, Florastimul supports a healthy intestinal flora, making the horse less susceptible to gastrointestinal upsets.
Pro-Energy stands for an optimal supply of energy in the form of nutritional fats and carbohydrates. Fats are the most concentrated energy source in any diet. The energy used by a horse during physical exertion is obtained in different ways. Creatine phosphate supplies directly available energy for very short term exertion (about 60 seconds). This energy, which is soon depleted, needs to be replenished by short-term energy (a matter of minutes). This short-term energy is derived from glycogen located in the muscles. The short-term energy (anaerobic: without oxygen) supplies about 5 percent of the total energy requirements. Carbohydrates are the principal suppliers for this energy type. The longer the exertion lasts, the more the anaerobic effort shifts to an aerobic one in which oxygen converts the fatty acids into energy as the exertion is taking place. This is medium term- and long-term energy. Fats are a source for fatty acids and supply approximately 25 percent of overall energy.
Muscle Plus indicates an increased level of vitamin E and selenium. Selenium protects the cells against degradation by peroxides. In addition, selenium has an economizing effect on vitamin E, an antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the cell membranes. This protects muscle cells, immune system cells and blood corpuscles.
Together with a number of enzymes such as gluthatione peroxidase (containing selenium), superoxide dismutase and catalase, vitamin E prevents cells from being damaged by oxidizing radicals. This protects the red blood cells (oxygen transport) and improves performance in horses, especially in older animals, as they are contending with a labored oxygen metabolism in their tissues.
It also shortens the recovery phase. A vitamin E deficiency is concomitant with a degradation of muscle cells and a drop of muscle glycogen levels, while the cell’s resistance against lack of oxygen lowers.
Electrolytes are minerals (sodium, chlorine, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulphates and bicarbonates) that serve a key role in the horse’s body in regulating its water balance and acid value. When horses break out in a sweat due to physical exertion or heat, a great number of electrolytes are dissipated through the sweat that is excreted, causing the electrolyte balance to become disrupted. It is particularly sodium, potassium and chlorine that are dissipated as part of this process. The loss of sodium in this produces the most significant effects, as sodium is crucial to the body’s water balance (absorbing and retaining water). Following exertion, electrolytes need to be replenished. The body being barely capable of building up a reserve of electrolytes, a fresh daily supply through the feed is imperative.
The Mega-Electrolyte concept is your guarantee that your horse will ingest all its required ration of electrolytes on a daily basis.
Indicative nutrition values
|Digestible energy horse||13||MJ/kg|
|Feedup unit horse in VEP (UFC-France)||870 (090)||/kg|
|Digestible protein horse||8||%|
|Sugars & starch||33||%|
|Vitamin A||10 500||IU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1 500||IU/kg|