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)
- Introduce HYGAIN® EQUINE SENIOR® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
- Feed by weight and not by volume.
- Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
- Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
- Ensure horses have access to clean water.
- For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN®.
Micronized grains for enhanced digestion
For joint health
Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions
Bio-available Selenium to assist your horse's muscle metabolism
Prebiotics to support a healthy gut and for immune function
Biotin for rapid hoof development
Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building