Western Mix is a feed specially suited for the specific build and metabolism of active horses used for western sport. These horses (Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas) are characterized by their strong muscle structure, skeleton, ligaments and tendons. This feed keeps muscle acidification to a minimum. For this reason the protein content in Western Mix is kept low and the product contains no oats. In combination with Cavalor Superforce, Western Mix is ideally suited for heavier workloads.
Western Mix contains Muscle Plus, which protects the muscle structure from cell breakdown after heavy exertion. Western Mix also contains Artri-Pro, which provides a maximum support of the skeleton and joints. With Western Mix, muscle fatigue is dispelled and recovery time is shortened.
Directions for use
Always give Western Mix in addition to sufficient roughage (at least 5 kg hay and straw).
Daily amount per animal:
light work – max. 500 g per 100 kg live body weight
medium-heavy work – max. 650 g per 100 kg live body weight.
The daily feed ration depends on work, breed and roughage ration.
Bags 20 kg
Horses today are fed large amounts of feed concentrates, particularly sports horse and mares that are in foal or lactating. Their bodies need help processing them. It is mainly in the small intestine that grains are converted from starch into glucose. When at every meal more grains are fed than the small intestine is capable of digesting, this step is passed on to the large intestine. Inside the large intestine, the acid value (pH) subsequently drops (acidification), causing the micro-organisms to become less active and causing poorer digestion. Active yeast cultures are the solution for this problem, as they stimulate healthy bacteria inside the large intestine and hinder malignant bacteria (streptococci). This prevents acidification (pH drop), which allows the micro flora to operate properly.
Pro-Yeast provides optimal digestion of crude fiber, intake of minerals, production of B-vitamins, an effective yield of the total feed and, of utmost importance, a reduced risk of colic.
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.
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 provides 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 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 must contend 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.
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 especially beneficial for younger horses in full growth, older horses, sports horses, mares in foal and lactating mares.
Indicative nutrition values
|Digestible protein horse||7,9||%|
|Vitamin A||12.500||IU/kg – 5681,81 IU/lb|
|Vitamin D3||1.250||IU/kg – 568,18 IU/lb|
|Vitamin E||200||mg/kg – 200 ppm|
|Choline||160||mg/kg – 160 ppm|
|Iron||75||mg/kg – 75 ppm|
|Copper||25||mg/kg – 25 ppm|
|Zinc||125||mg/kg – 125 ppm|
|Manganese||125||mg/kg – 125 ppm|
|Iodine||1,25||mg/kg – 1,25 ppm|
|Selenium||0,50||mg/kg – 0,50 ppm|