Easy to feed?
Overweight! The bane of civilization? More and more horses are suffering from overweight or the Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Laminitis is a possible consequence of this metabolic disorder. To successfully prevent the serious consequences associated with an disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, particularly easy keepers and horses already suffering from overweight require a diet low in sugar and protein which, however, provides all essential vital substances to actively maintain and support the equine metabolism.
Equigard is a grain-free muesli, for horses which require a diet low in sugar and protein.
A grain-free diet is also particularly important with equine myopathies such as Typing-up, PSSM and rhabdomyolysis as well as with gastric ulcers.
• free from grain and molasses
• low in starch and sugar content
• rich in low glycemic fibres
• contains a special range of minerals to maintain and support the carbohydrate and fat metabolism
• high feed volume - low energy content
• contains herbs, ground algae, oils and oleaginous fruits
Doing more with less
According to the latest research studies, horses susceptible to the Equine Metabolic Syndrome, laminitis and equine myopathies such as Tying-up and PSSM should only be fed a limited amount of non-structural carbohydrates such as grain starch and sugar. Equigard contains approx. 80% less starch and sugar than oats and is therefore the perfect low-energy feed. The increased energy requirements of performance horses or skinny horses suffering from the Equine Cushing's Syndrome should be met by using native oils, oil seeds and fibres for which we recommend a combined feed with Struktur Energetikum, linseed oil and/or HippoLinol. Equigard is also the perfect maintenance feed for resting horses during convalescence.
Vital substances for an active metabolism
To maintain and stabilize a healthy insulin sensitivity and the carbohydrate and fat metabolism, vital substances such as magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, Ω 3 fatty acids, lecithin and antioxidants such as vitamin E and fruit flavonoids are particularly important.
Fibre muesli or pellet?
To serve both interests, we have now extended our range of products and are offering the approved fibre muesli as a pellet. An excellent alternative for run-in stables with automatic horse feeders as the small pellet easily passes through the feeding device.
Warm air dried chopped grass (low glycemics) 22%, dried apples, sugar beet fibres, linseeds 4.4%, apple syrup, maize germs, oil mixture (linseed, sunflower, maize germ oil) cold pressed 3.5%, herbs (chamomile, fennel, rosemary, coriander, fenugreek, milk thistle) 3%, alfalfa fibre, brewer‘s yeast, isomaltose prebiotic 1.5%, grape seed extract, rice bran, salt, calcium carbonate (maritime and mineral), carrots, garlic, seaweed meal
To supplement an adapted basic diet consisting of roughage and/or grass. No additional mineral feed is required when feeding at least 200-350 g per 100 kg body weight per day. This total amount of feed should be divided into several meals. If a lower dosage is used or in case of deficient supply, we recommend additionally feeding Glucogard or MicroVital. In cases of increased energy requirements (of performance horses), combine with Struktur E and vegetable oils.
1 litre = approx. 400 g Equigard Müsli
1 litre = approx. 800 g Equigard Classic