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Fibressential®

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL®

Nutritionally enhanced chaff nuggets

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® is a revolutionary fibre source suitable for all equines. The guaranteed uniform nutritional values make HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® your first choice for fibre. Based on super fibres providing an enhanced level of digestibility, HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL®‘s feeding rates can be reduced by a third in volume when compared to chaff. HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® also features reduced sugar levels and a balanced Calcium to Phosphorous ratio.

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® is easy to feed and will provide superior conditioning whilst significantly reducing the dust and inconsistency often associated with traditional forms of chaff.

Crude Protein 10 % Calcium 1%
Crude Fat 2% Phosphorus 0.4 %
Max Crude Fibre 35%

FIBRESSENTIAL®is a blend of the following ingredients:

Beet pulp, Lupin hulls, Soya bean hulls, millrun and Calcium Carbonate.

 

 

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® can be fed as a complete chaff and partial hay replacer, encouraging natural foraging behaviour. The use of chaff is not required.

Fed as a supplemental fibre source when fed with premixed feeds and hay
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® can be fed as an addition to your horse’s premixed feed/grains and roughage. HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® can also be used as a top dressing to encourage intake of less palatable feeds.

Fed as a supplemental fibre source when fed with hay
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® can be fed on its own (principal ingredient) at increased levels alongside roughage and a mineral and vitamin supplement such as HYGAIN® BALANCED® or HYGAIN® SPORTHORSE® ensuring a fully balanced diet.

Feeding amount may be influenced by age, breed, appetite, exercise, desired body condition, pasture/hay quality and availability.

Dry
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® is approximately three times the density of hay based chaff, as such you can feed approximately a third of the volume that you currently feed of chaff. (e.g. For every dipper of chaff fed, replace with 1/3 of a dipper of HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL®)

Wet
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® can be soaked to provide a high fibre mash for horses with poor dentition. Add water (warm or cold) to a similar volume of HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® and wait 10 minutes before feeding. (e.g. Add half a dipper of water to half a dipper of FIBRESSENTIAL®.)

 

Weight per HYGAIN dipper (2ltr)

Hygain Fibressential - Weight per dipper - Horse feed

Q: Is Fibressential a ‘chaff replacer’?  Can I replace my chaff (Lucerne and wheaten) with Fibressential?
A: Yes it is. Fibressential has a similar fibre content to chaff including several benefits such as consistent nutritional values, enhanced digestibility and less dust.

Q: If so would it really be sufficient to feed Fibressential at a ratio of a third of the amount of chaff I usually feed?
A: By volume yes, by weight no. If you currently feed 3 dippers of chaff that approximately weigh 900g, you would replace that with one dipper of Fibressential weighing 900g.

Q: Do I need to supplement my horse with hay when I feed Fibressential?
A: Fibressential can be utilized as a partial hay replacer. However, we recommend that horses still have access to good quality long stem fibre such as hay.

Q: Which type of horses does Fibressential suit?
A: Fibressential is suitable for horses currently being fed chaff or where a high fibre diet is required.

Q: Do we mix Fibressential with other fortified feeds or feed alone?
A: You can mix Fibressential with any fortified feed, just like you do with chaff. If used as the primary feed Fibressential should be fed in conjunction with a mineral and vitamin supplement such as Hygain Balanced or Hygain Sporthorse to meet daily nutrient requirements.

Q: How does Fibressential compare to Micrbeet? When would I feed Micrbeet and when Fibressential?
A: Both Micrbeet and Fibressential are soluble fibre sources with the primary difference being that Micrbeet is lower in sugar and requires soaking and Fibressential is higher in fibre, provides slightly more energy and can be fed dry or wet. Even though both feeds have reduced sugar levels, we recommend to use Hygain Micrbeet or Hygain Zero for horses suffering from laminitis or similar metabolic issues.
Q: My horse suffers from a respiratory disease. Is Fibressential® a suitable fibre source?
A: Yes, the Fiberssential nuggets are processed in a manner that greatly reduces the dust and fines often present in traditional fibre sources, providing an ideal fibre source for horses with respiratory problems or dust-allergies.

Q. Is Fibressential® suitable for horses with stomach ulcers?
A: Fibressential® has a similar Calcium content to Lucerne that may help buffer the stomach acid and assist horses with stomach ulcers. FIBRESSENTIAL® does not only have fortified Calcium and Phosphorous levels, but is also high in soluble fibre (35% crude fibre).

Product Features

Traditional fibre sources (insoluble) are poorly utilised, which often means that horse owners are required to feed more starches and sugars (grain) in order to meet energy requirements. Super Fibres, also known as soluble fibres provide <strong>greater feed efficiency</strong> and a reduced dependence on grain concentrates to maintain condition. Super fibres provide digestible energy ranging between that of good quality hay and grains, offering an alternative energy source with less sugar (fizz). Icon
Traditional fibre sources (insoluble) are poorly utilised, which often means that horse owners are required to feed more starches and sugars (grain) in order to meet energy requirements. Super Fibres, also known as soluble fibres provide <strong>greater feed efficiency</strong> and a reduced dependence on grain concentrates to maintain condition. Super fibres provide digestible energy ranging between that of good quality hay and grains, offering an alternative energy source with less sugar (fizz).

Super fibres provide digestible energy ranging between that of good quality hay and grains, offering an alternative energy source with less sugar (fizz).

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® may also be used to replace part of the grain/premix feed in the diet, lowering starch intake whilst retaining the digestible energy level. Icon
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® may also be used to replace part of the grain/premix feed in the diet, lowering starch intake whilst retaining the digestible energy level.

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® may also be used to replace part of the grain/premix feed in the diet, lowering starch intake whilst retaining the digestible energy level.

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® provides calcium and phosphorus in a balanced ratio supporting the maintenance of healthy bones Icon
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® provides calcium and phosphorus in a balanced ratio supporting the maintenance of healthy bones

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® provides calcium and phosphorus in a balanced ratio supporting the maintenance of healthy bones

HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® nuggets are processed in a manner that greatly reduces the dust and fines that are often present in traditional fibre sources, providing an ideal fibre source for horses with respiratory problems and dust-allergies. Icon
HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® nuggets are processed in a manner that greatly reduces the dust and fines that are often present in traditional fibre sources, providing an ideal fibre source for horses with respiratory problems and dust-allergies.

Nuggets are processed in a manner that greatly reduces the dust and fines that are often present in traditional fibre sources, ideal for horses with respiratory problems and dust-allergies.

Nutritional values of chaff can vary greatly according to the season. Like all HYGAIN® products, HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® provides consistent nutrient values all year round. Icon
Nutritional values of chaff can vary greatly according to the season. Like all HYGAIN® products, HYGAIN® FIBRESSENTIAL® provides consistent nutrient values all year round.

Nutritional values of chaff can vary greatly according to the season, FIBRESSENTIAL® provides consistent nutrient values all year round.

The extruded nugget can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines. Icon
The extruded nugget can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines.

The extruded nugget can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines.

Hygain Fibressential feed

Product Applications

Weigh Gain
Fizzy Horses
Senior horses

Dressage

Endurance

Lactating mare

Growing horses

Western Pleasure

Pony Clubbing

Show Jumping
Reining and Barrel Racing
Polocrosse
Harness racing

Racing

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8 Responses to Fibressential®

  1. Avatar for Fiona
    Fiona March 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I would like to tell you how wonderful I think Fibressential is.

    I was having trouble getting weight on my show horse/dressage horse. Within a week of putting him on HYGAIN FIBRESSENTIAL he started to pick up weight and hasn’t looked back!

    He was reserve champion showhunter at this year’s Royal Hobart Show (champion was my sister’s horse who is also on Fibressential), and consistently 1st or 2nd in his dressage tests with scores in the high 60%’s. Since using your product I have found my horse to be more settled and a better horse to work with.

    I also have my 4yo wb/rp on Fibreessentials and he is doing very well also. I also use Hygain Ice and True Gain and have these products economical and maintain a topline on both my horses without fizzing them up.

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    Michelle March 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I just wanted to say what a great feed HYGAIN FIBRESSENTIAL is for our 30 year old retiree. Last year he looked terrible but he looks great for a horse his age and the only change is Fibressential being added to his feeds. He gets 4 smaller feeds of this and oats daily and I cannot believe the improvement.

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    Tracey March 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    HYGAIN FIBRESSENTIAL is a hit. Firstly the thoroughbreds being broken in seem much more content food wise, they are fuller for longer!! Their stables are easier to clean out as their droppings have more form to them. The smell of the droppings has changed as well, for the better. Now the thoroughbreds are undergoing a very stressful time being broken in, and have always been a challenge to send them home with more weight on them, than what they came with! But now the balance seems to be right…. And they are looking better than ever.

    The endurance horses are doing well also, good manure formation, which is good for holding in moisture in hind gut. Big improvements for us there. For some reason, the horses also seem more level? Not sure if we are imagining this but it’s a good thing. I have the energy in them, but it doesn’t take time to work them in.

  4. Avatar for Ruth McKinjlay
    Ruth McKinjlay March 24, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    Just over a month ago, on the recommendation of my local feed store, I started adding HYGAIN Fibressential to my 16yo Thoroughbred gelding’s feed ration which also includes micronized barley, copra and a vitamin/mineral supplement.

    He was given to me back in December of last year and he was light on when I got him (his previous owner had done a decent job of rehabilitating him to that point). I was struggling to get the weight on him and to add to it he’s missing most of his top incisors (was a wood chewer in the past) and finds chaff and large pelleted feeds a bit difficult to eat.

    In the short period of time that he’s had Fibreseential added to his diet he’s put on almost an entire body condition score and isn’t far away from being his ideal weight!

    He is currently hard fed once daily and has 24/7 access to decent pasture. He’s gone from taking a long time to eat his feed to cleaning his bucket in less than half an hour. Because of how well he’s doing, I’ve been able to cut his barley ration by a third. I also love how Fibressential becomes almost mash like when water is added to it which makes it so much easier for older horses with dentition issues.

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    Tina February 5, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    About 6 months ago I started feeding Fibressential to my aged pony who has terrible back teeth and consequently always had a problemwith sloppy manure because he couldn’t digest the unchewed grass and hay properly. I had tried many different feeds and products over the years and then read about the lack of pallatable fibre causing scours in some horses – lightbulb moment! Exactly what was happening to my pony. So I did some more research and found Fibressential – and problem solved. Pony has well formed manure, is looking in fantastic condition and we are all happy! He only has a scoop morning and night, so it is economical as well. Love it!

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    Secretheart Stockhorses February 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    We won a bag of Hygain Fibreessential at The NSW Buckskin National Show with our stallion Attards Iron Heart. We have fed horses chaff for over twenty years and it took some getting used to with the smaller amount in each bucket that we fed the horses. We have been using the product since December 2014 and have found the product to be fantastic. We use it on all our hosres from Stallions, broodmares, younstock and show horses. It has even picked up the condition of a couple of our older broodmares who are always lacking that bit of topline. We see great results in our show horses and are very happy with the change from feeding chaff to Fibreesential. We know we are getting a balanced feed in each bag unlike that of chaff.

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    Secreteheart Stockhorses March 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    We won a bag of Hygain FIBRESSENTIAL at The NSW Buckskin National Show with our stallion Attards Iron Heart. We have fed horses chaff for over twenty years and it took some getting used to with the smaller amount in each bucket that we fed the horses. We have been using the product since December 2014 and have found the product to be fantastic. We use it on all our hosres from Stallions, broodmares, younstock and show horses. It has even picked up the condition of a couple of our older broodmares who are always lacking that bit of topline. We see great results in our show horses and are very happy with the change from feeding chaff to FIBRESSENTIAL. We know we are getting a balanced feed in each bag unlike that of chaff.

    Secreteheart Stockhorses

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    Rachel April 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    My vet recommend fibressential for my 28yo TB who had loose stools and was loosing weight. I had already tried all kinds of supplements and probiotics with no improvement. After starting fibressential his manure improved and he gained weight and looks years younger.

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