The traditionally delicious mix with real dried apple flakes.
Daily amount Strucomix Original per animal: As a complete feed – 1.5 kg per 100 kg live body weight As a replacement for forage (hay) – 1.0 kg per 100 kg live body weight As a supplement – 0.350 kg per 100 kg live body weight.
PUFFED GRAINS FOR INCREASED DIGESTIBILITY
By puffing grains we are able to improve the starch digestibility in the foregut from an average of 5-50% to 85-90%. These grains travel through the stomach and small intestine at a slower rate, allowing the digestive enzymes more time to act on the feed. More nutrients in the feed are released for the horse to absorb while avoiding any rapid releases of sugar and starch, which is critical for horses with metabolic issues.
LOW PROTEIN AND OAT FREE
Protein fed in excess of daily requirements cannot be stored in the horse’s body. Horses convert protein into muscle mass by eating adequate protein and exercising. If protein synthesis occurs at the maximum rate, the unused amino acids are broken down and excreted. Protein, and therefore amino acid breakdown, happens in the liver and the waste products are excreted via the kidney. Constant overfeeding of protein may stress the organs responsible for taking care of breakdown.
HERBS FOR DIGESTION AND RESPIRATORY HEALTH
The herbs used in Strucomix Original stimulate proper digestion and improve appetite increasing the production of digestive enzymes that help break down feed into energy. The powerful antioxidant compounds in the herbs have been linked to reducing oxidative stress in the body, boosting the body’s circulation and the oxygenation of essential organ systems.
Is there a specially formulated feed for horses that are prone to colic?
Yes, horses that are prone to colic are best fed on feeds that contain a high level of fiber such as hay, straw, Strucomix, etc. The important thing is to feed your horse several times a day. By feeding small amounts on a regular basis, the digestive system (especially the hind gut and the large intestine) is kept properly filled, thereby reducing the chance of colic. The crude fiber contained in the forage keeps the digestive system active, which is best for the horse.
Is Strucomix sufficient to maintain my horse?
Strucomix is a complete feed with copious amounts of easily digestible fibers. As such, it is enough to maintain the horse. Feeding extra hay is not strictly necessary, although it is fine to do so. In fact, you can never really go wrong feeding a horse hay, as this serves to promote intestinal action.
How much Strucomix should I feed my horse with another feed concentrate?
Strucomix can be fed in combination with any of the other feeds from the Cavalor range. By supplementing meals with 2 to 3 liters, the feed volume that is to be digested and absorbed is properly increased. The fibers prompt the horse to start eating more slowly. As a result, the animal masticates to a higher degree, producing more saliva in the process, which in turn induces improved digestion.
Can I feed Strucomix as a supplement to other Cavalor feeds?
Strucomix is the feed that is best suited to be used with any other type of feed from the entire Cavalor range. Low in protein, its purpose-designed composition boosts the digestibility of the product with which it has been combined. In addition, it stimulates the appetite in difficult eaters, due to the aromas of the herbs that have been included. Strucomix ensures that the feed is absorbed within a reasonable time span.