The most recent world-class research from Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has resulted in significant and meaningful changes to the ingredients in our racing and bloodstock feeds. KER have recently been working on some new information which is very compelling. Their research studies help us to improve and update our formulations with custom blends of micronutrients to deliver the optimal amount and proper balance of critical vitamins and minerals to support overall health, breeding, growth, and athletic performance.
The studies they conducted involved a novel and superior source of calcium shown to be more highly digestible than other forms of the mineral, including calcium carbonate. This source can optimise bone density, and subsequent skeletal strength and maintenance. The new ingredient, called BMC (Buffered Mineral Complex), are research proven to support digestive health and hindgut stability by maintaining the correct pH for optimal efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract. We are keen to use the information to its best effect and as we can incorporate this blend of new ingredients into our feeds, we are moving forward to make these improvements now.
The updated formulations will contain the new calcium source (replacing the previous one) combined with other key minerals (magnesium, boron, silicone, iodine, zinc, and manganese) and Vitamins A, C, D and K. Saracen Feeds that will contain BMC:
- Stamm 30
- Level-Grow Mix
- Level-Grow Pencils
- Stud Prep 14
- Stud Cubes
- Stud Mix
- Stallion Plan
- Recoup 11
- Recoup Cubes
- Racehorse Cubes
- Race 13
- Racefit Cubes
- Racing Prep 14
- Kentucky Balancer
A new supplement reflecting the same research studies from KERx Special Needs Nutrition will soon be available in the UK. KERx Triacton, a triple-action supplement, is designed to maximise bone density and to support optimal and efficient function of the gastrointestinal tract.
Radiograph being taken to measure bone density
X-Ray of a Cannon Bone with a step-wedge to determine the bone density
Please contact Polly Bonnor or Clare Roberts at our Thoroughbred Office for more details