High-fiber feed designed for senior horses & hard keepers.
Always give Strucomix Senior in addition to at least 5 kg hay. Daily amount per animal: Under physical strain – 0.6 kg per 100 kg live body weight Horses at rest – 0.5 kg per 100 kg live body weight.
HIGH DIGESTIBILITY THROUGH PUFFED GRAINS
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.
COMPLETE VITAMINS AND MINERALS PROFILE
Not only do we use a balanced blend of high quality vitamins and minerals, but we are always careful to use the most stable versions. While the vitamins we use are always in the most stable form, the minerals we use are always in the most absorbable form.
NOT ONLY FOR SENIOR HORSES
Strucomix Senior is a great feed for underweight horses, as well as for pregnant mares as it contains 14% protein from high quality protein sources.
Research has revealed strong evidence that the active components in the yucca root have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Antioxidants protect the horse’s cells against free radicals – molecules produced at the cellular level when the horse’s body breaks down feed.
My horse has grown so old that most of its molars have dropped out. Could Senior assist in maintaining condition and if so, how much feed is required?
The Senior mix contains ingredients that are not too hard to chew. This offers horses with impaired chewing ability the opportunity to stay at proper weight with a reasonable number of kilos of feed. This amount is normally a maximum of 1 kg for every 100 kg of live body weight. The inclusion of puffed grains and easily digestible pellets, which are carriers of easily absorbable proteins, greatly assists in keeping feed consumption within certain limits while maintaining proper condition.
What age can I start my horse on Strucomix Senior?
The vitality of a horse is often a question of breed. Hot-blooded horses tend to maintain a more youthful appearance far longer than most coldbloods or warmbloods. As a general rule, however, it is safe to say that a horse is turning into a senior as it approaches the age of 20. Having said that, it is the overall health condition of a horse that is the overriding element when deciding the right rations and the choice of feed. It is not until the horse starts showing specific signs of old age, such as losing weight and difficulty shedding, that it becomes advisable to introduce Strucomix Senior.