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Advanced Nutrition for the Growing Horse

Nov 7, 2021, 4:36 PM

Advanced Nutrition for the Growing Horse

Many people question how to provide their horses with all of the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and protein they need without going over their calorie limit, which could lead to problems later. Especially when it comes to weanlings, it might be difficult, but not impossible, to feed a horse a well-balanced diet. To avoid difficulties with skeletal growth, always check your horse's physical condition and weight, and make sure there aren't any high hormonal swings. Consumption of starch and sugar should be kept to a minimum.

Instead, for a healthy diet, provide pasture and hay as a free-choice option. When you give your horse access to pasture, you're giving more than just vitamins and minerals; you're also giving a chance to exercise and move around, which helps grow musculoskeletally by strengthening cartilage. Omega-3 fatty acids should be the most significant portion of their diet for bone mineral content, density, strength, and growth.

The nutritious start a foal receives can have a significant impact on its long-term health and well-being. We can accelerate growth if we so desire. However, evidence suggests that a well-balanced diet that supports just a moderate pace of change is less likely to produce developmental issues.

Here's what kind of equine supplies in Dubai that you can additionally give to your horse to ensure proper growth rate and nutrient balance

Essential Nutrients for Foals: Royal Horse B-150

Royal Horse B-150 promotes good digestive health, foal growth and supports the reproductive system. It is supplemented with Prebiotics, L-Carnitine and Omega 3. This Stud line is developed to strengthen immunity, facilitate foal weaning, and optimize broodmare fertility and lactation.

Standard Ration for a Broodmare Weighing 500 Kg

Gestating (before eight months)

B-150: 2 to 3 kg (4.5 to 6.7 litres) and hay 5 kg

Gestating (8 to 11 months)

B-150: 4 to 5 kg (8.9 to 11 litres) and hay 5 kg

Lactating (first three months after foaling)

B-150: 6 to 8 kg (13 to 17.7 litres) and hay 5 to 7 kg

Pre-Weaning

First month

B-150: 0.5 kg (1.1 litres) of B-150 then add 0.5 kg per month.

Post-Weaning

6 to 7 months

B-150: 2 to 4kg (6.5 to 9 litres) and hay 3kg

8 to 12 months

B-150: 3.5 to 4.5 kg (7.7 to 10 litres) and hay 4kg

Standard Ration for a Stallion Weighing 500 Kg

Covering Season

B-150: 4 to 5 kg (9 to 11 litres) and hay: 5 kg

Outside Covering Season

B-150: 2 to 3 kg (4.5 to 6.5 litres) and hay: 5 kg

Essential Nutrients for Foals

Essential Nutrients to Cover the Needs of Horses and Ponies Fed on Cereal and Forge: Royal Horse C-200

Royal Horse C-200 promotes good digestive health, improves ration balance and resolves deficiencies in cereal-based rations. It is supplemented with prebiotics, high protein content and contains a mix of minerals and vitamins.

Standard Ration for a Horse Weighing 500 Kg Competition Horses

C-200: 1 kg (1.5 litres), cereals: 3 to 4 kg and hay: 6 kg

Sport & Leisure Horses

C-200: 0.5 kg (0.8 litres), cereals: 2 to 3 kg and hay: 6 kg

Stud Horses

Foals (from the first few weeks of life until weaning): C-200 & cereals: 300 g (0.45 litres)

From Weaning Up To 12 Months

C-200: 1.5 to 2 kg (2.3 to 3 litres), hay: 2 to 4 kg, hay: 2 to 3 kg

Yearling

C-200: 850 g to 1.3 kg (1.3 to 2 litres),

cereals: 2 to 2.5 kg, hay: 5 to 6 kg

Broodmares (last three months of gestation)

C-200: 750 g to 1 kg (1.1 to 1.5 litres) cereals: 2 to 2.5 kg, hay: 5 to 6 kg

Lactating mares

C-200: 2 kg (3 litres), cereals: 4 to 5 kg, hay: 6 to 7 kg

Stallions

C-200: 1 to 2 kg (1.5 to 3 litres) Cereals: 2 to 3 kg, hay: 6 to 7 kg (depending on whether it is covering season or not)

While Equine supplies are available around, it is very important to get the best horse feed in Dubai. The internationally renowned brand Royal Horse feed in Dubai is brought to you by the leading suppliers eurovets Dubai.

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