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Equine Senior®

HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR®

For those with special needs

A palatable non oat micronized sweet feed, formulated for mature horses providing the necessary digestible energy along with soluble fibre, quality protein and balanced levels of vitamins and minerals for optimal health and vitality.

Crude Protein 15 % Phosphorous 0.5%
Crude Fat 7% Vitamin E 500 IU/kg
Max Crude Fibre 14% Selenium 0.75mg/kg
Added Salt 1.25% GAGs 800mg/kg
Calcium 1.1% Biotin 1100ug/kg

EQUINE SENIOR® is a blend of the following quality ingredients:

MICRBARLEY®, MICRLUPINS®, MICRMAIZE®, Lucerne Chaff, HYGAIN® HYFIBRE Pellet, RBO® (Rice Bran Oil including Omega essential fatty acids and Natural Anti-Oxidants), Natural Vitamin E, Bio-Available Selenium, Bio-Available Chromium, Vitamin C, Glycoaminoglycans (GAG’s), Biotin, Molasses, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Yucca Schidigera, Lysine, Prebiotic (MOS), Probiotic (live yeast) and HYGAIN®Vitamin and Chelated Mineral Premix.

 

Prebiotic – Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.

Natural Vitamin E – This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.

HYGAIN® RBO®RBO® Equine Performance Oil® is a blend of rice bran oil, omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids and natural anti-oxidants known to improve the health and structural integrity of cell membranes. RBO® oil plays an important role in maximising energy efficiency due to its energy dense nature and is digested efficiently in the small intestine reducing the ‘sugar high’ associated with high grain diets. RBO® promotes growth and development of the muscular system, top line and a healthy skin and coat.

Biotin – Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers and veterinarians.

Vitamin C – for immune function.

Bio-Available Selenium – Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.

Bio-Available Chromium – The addition of chromium to performance horse diets has been shown to reduce the build up of lactic acid at the end of strenuous exercise or the closing stages of a race and to increase the horse’s ability to store glucose.

 

HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® has been formulated for the mature horse/pony (6 yo +) and those in their senior years.

HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® contains carefully blended ingredients that cater for the increased nutritional demands of the older horse when in work, at rest or enjoying retirement. Research has shown older horses require higher levels of nutrients to maintain condition and general well-being as efficiency of the digestive tract decreases with age.

Horses on average will 1% of their body weight as quality roughage per day. Care should be taken to match feed intake to age, breed, appetite, exercise, desired body condition, pasture/hay quality and availability and climate.

Reduce the intake of HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® if horses gain weight and/or exercise regime is interrupted, on rest days and when pasture quality and availability is in excess of dietary requirements. If your horse/pony endures heavy sweat loss additional supplementation with an electrolyte such as HYGAIN® REGAIN® is recommended.

HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® is a balanced feed and as such the addition of other grains and supplements only serves to dilute the nutritional integrity of the feed.

Feeding Rates per Day*

Body Weight Height Maintenance Light/Moderate Work
250-350kg 13-14hh 1kg – 1.5kg 1.5kg – 2kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 1.5kg – 2kg 2kg – 3kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 2kg – 2.5kg 3kg – 4kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 2.5kg – 3kg 4kg – 5kg

*Intended as guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.

Weight per HYGAIN dipper (2ltr)

Hygain Equine Senior - Weight per dipper - Horse feed

  1. Introduce HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
  2. Feed by weight and not by volume.
  3. Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
  4. Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
  5. Ensure horses have access to clean water.
  6. For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN®.

Product Features

Micronized grains for enhanced digestion Icon
Micronized grains for enhanced digestion

Micronized grains for enhanced digestion

For joint health Icon
For joint health

For joint health

Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions Icon
Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions

Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions

Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism Icon
Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism

Bio-available Selenium to assist your horse's muscle metabolism

Yeast strains to support a healthy gut and for immune function Icon
Yeast strains to support a healthy gut and for immune function

Prebiotics to support a healthy gut and for immune function

Biotin for rapid hoof development Icon
Biotin for rapid hoof development

Biotin for rapid hoof development

Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building Icon
Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building

Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building

Hygain Equine Senior feed

Product Applications

Senior horses
Weigh Gain
Pony Clubbing & Recreational Riding
Show Jumping
Reining and Barrel Racing
Dressage

Western Pleasure

Endurance

Polocrosse
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11 Responses to Equine Senior®

  1. Avatar for C. Downing
    C. Downing February 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I have been using your products for the last few months after recommendation from a friend. I have been exceptionally pleased with the results of Equine Senior.

    There is one other thing that I forgot to mention, when my farrier came to trim and shoe my “old guys” (one is ridden) he commented on how much their hooves have improved – especially the 20 year old who in his life before me – had foundered. So again I can only put this down to the quality of the ingredients in Equine Senior. And as I feed by weight, not volume, I have found that feeding Equine Senior is great value for money.

  2. Avatar for K. O'Connell
    K. O'Connell February 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    When we first got Bruce he was “light on” ribs showing and dull in the coat. Within 3 months of having him and feeding him Hygain Senior he put on alot of weight and gained muscle tone and topline.

  3. Avatar for Raquel
    Raquel March 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I would just like to say how happy my horses are on the HYGAIN products you recommended, I cannot believe how much weight ‘Wellstone’ has put on in the last month since starting him on HYGAIN EQUINE SENIOR and HYGAIN TRU GAIN, he looks fantastic, I have attached a couple of pictures of him today and one from when I got him end of last year the transformation is amazing, thank you for your all your help!

  4. Avatar for Vernon
    Vernon March 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi just wanted to say Thank you for your support at Horse of The Year. I was lucky enough to have won runner up in my lead owner rider and Show Hunter of the Year over 16hh. In doing so I won 2 bags of your product Senior I have started using it on my retired show horse of 26 years and have seen remarkable improvement in both weight and coat I have now recommended it to several other people at our stables for use with three older horses. I will certainly being buying it from now on. So thank you again.

  5. Avatar for D.Mead
    D.Mead June 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    I thought I’d give Hygain a go after attending one of your nutrition seminars at the State Equestrian Centre in WA last year. What a transformation! My polocrosse horse Mickey Mouse, has absolutely blossomed on Equine Senior. He gives me the right burst of energy when needed, and then cools right back to down to a level headed, hard working horse. The compliments I have received on his temperament change, his solid and healthy hooves, his shiny coat and trim and fit figure is so rewarding. For the first time I have topline and muscle mass in all the right places. One very happy pony and owner! 🙂

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    Nicole January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Lady came to us a rescue, in very poor condition and full of sand and worms, her coat was so dry it would fall out in your hand when you touched her. We have had Lady who is now 18 years old on HYGAIN SENIOR for 18 months now and she looks amazing, her coat is nice and shiney, she has good coverage she’s a happy healthy pony with many years left for her to love life and lead a very long healthy life.

    I highly recommend this product, you don’t need a lot to make a difference 🙂

  7. Avatar for Lanze
    Lanze January 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    I have a 22 yo purebred Polish Crabbet Arabian mare in Darwin (scorching temperatures and lack of pasture in the NT so it’s hard to keep condition on) and she used to struggle with condition, energy and battled rain scald every single year.. Until I introduced HYGAIN SHOWTORQUE and HYGAIN TRU CARE. 4 years later and she is looking better than ever, her condition is amazing, copious amounts of good energy and hasn’t had rain scald since …
    She has amazing energy, great appetite, strong white hooves, glowing coat, she never gets sick and never gets flat during scorching hot rides .
    In the 20 years I have had her this has been the best feed I have used. Thank you Hygain !!

  8. Avatar for Cheryl
    Cheryl June 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Hi ,i have been using Fibressential for a while for my 30 year old mare ,i had to replace the chaffs as she really cant chew them ,but i have found this product to be fabulous for her ,she is fighting fit and will be 31 in November she has horse pellets also to munch on ,thank you so much ,i am sure this product has helped her bloom in her old age .

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    Taylor November 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow,
    My two Arabs have never looked better.
    My 23 year old has gained so much more condition on with the combination of Senior, Trucare and Fibressential.

    I wouldn’t go to anyone else for feeding.

    Love love love!

  10. Avatar for Cheryl Poole
    Cheryl Poole February 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    Our 22 yo grey mare is full of melanoma and cannot eat hay due to swallowing difficulties. EQUINE SENIOR enables her to enjoy life. Our farrier commented her feet are the best they have ever been and the vet says her blood results are fantastic for her age.

  11. Avatar for Zan
    Zan February 20, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    Hello – my local feed supplier, Murrumbateman Rural, recommended Equine Senior to me for my 38 (yes that is right) standardbred mare. I have had her since she was 5. Although she may be blind in one eye, has selective hearing (lol) and teeth are few and far between she is looking pretty good now. I noticed her weight was starting to drop off so went through her diet re-evaluating what she was being fed. Spoke to my feed suppliers and with the addition of Equine Senior I can see that her “pointy bits” are rounding out again. The only downfall is that, cos she loves it so much, she now quite regularly comes to my window telling me she wants more.

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