Does Shape-Up contain cereals As it is a mix?
No, Shape-Up is whole cereal grain free meaning that it is a low sugar and starch product. Oatfeed is made from the fibrous outer coating of the cereal grain, and provides a good source of fibre for the horse.
Why will Shape-Up provide more energy than a pelleted balancer?
As Shape-Up is in mix form, it provides a higher digestible fibre and oil content. Fibre and oil provide slow release energy which helps to support stamina, providing a higher level of long-lasting energy.
What is Acid Buf?
Acid Buf is a marine (calcareous seaweed) derived buffering agent which helps to support optimal pH in the stomach and hindgut. This is something that is important to horse who may need to be on restricted (I.e. not ad-lib) forage rations.
What is a ‘Healthy Hoof Package’?
Biotin is not the only vitamin that horses need to grow good quality hoof, they also requires lysine, methionine, zinc and iodine. All of these nutrients are included within Shape-Up at levels which will promote healthy hoof growth.
Why does Shape-Up have a high feeding rate, isn’t it a balancer?
The feeding rate of Shape-Up is 200g per 100kg of bodyweight, and whilst this is higher than most pelleted balancers, the elevated feeding rate allows for the recommended intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, Acid Buf, Mycotoxin Binder and magnesium. A lower feeding rate would mean that the horse would not be receiving the required quantities.
Shape-Up contains Linseed, isn’t this conditioning and therefore unsuitable for good-doers?
Linseed is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are known to reduce inflammation and cartilage degradation and the inclusion of linseed within Shape-Up helps to maintain joint health and mobility.
What is a Mycotoxin Binder and why would my horse need it?
Mycotoxin binders trap mycotoxins and prevent them from entering the blood stream from the digestive tract. Mycotoxins enter the horses digestive system via ingestion of soil, poor quality forage and sometimes feed.
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