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 Product No.  4438520
 Description  GOLD NB 20kg
 Unit  20 KG

Nutrient Balancer with Amylase

Gold NB is a versatile supplement specifically formulated for:

  • Racing and horses performing other strenuous work
  • Lactating mares and young growing horses

When fed at lower levels Gold NB is ideal for:

  • Leisure horses doing light work
  • As a supplement to poor pasture for spelling.

 

Analysis (as fed)

Protein (min) 25%
Fat (min) 14%
Fibre (max) 15%
AMYLASE 300 KNU/kg

 

Energy & Coolness Rating System

The innovative "ENERGY & COOLNESS" rating system is designed to make it easier to understand the differences in the energy and coolness of the various foods in the Equus Range. Energy and coolness are both rated on a scale of one to six. A rating of six for energy indicates the energy level of that food is very high and a rating of six for coolness indicates that particular food is very cool.

Amylase Leading the Way – Naturally, Effectively & Safely!

Gold NB contains added Amylase to aid starch digestion in the small intestine naturally, effectively and safely without the need for expensive heat processing.
The addition of Amylase to Gold NB is one of the most advanced improvements in performance horse nutrition to occur in many years.
Amylase is a natural protein enzyme that is responsible for efficient starch digestion in the small intestine.
Horses do not produce adequate Amylase necessary for the digestion of large amounts of starch, this is why they have more problems digesting starch compared to other grain eating animals.
Lack of Amylase can result in incomplete starch digestion in the small intestine resulting in excessive undigested starch reaching the large intestine where it is fermented producing lactic acid. Excessive lactic acid can cause serious problems such as caecal acidosis which can lead to colic, laminitis, diarrhoea and poor fibre digestion.

Gold NB contains added Amylase to aid starch digestion in the small intestine naturally, effectively and safely without the need for expensive heat processing.

Oat Free – For flexible diet formulation!

Gold NB does not contain oats as some feeding applications require an oat free diet. This allows for individual diets to be mixed to suit different horses within the stable.

Hi-Lysine – For strong muscle growth and recovery!

Protein is made up of components called amino acids, of which some must be provided via the diet and others synthesised by the animal. Amino acids needed to be supplied via the diet are called essential amino acids, of these lysine is normally the one most likely to be in short supply.
Gold NB is balanced for essential amino acids, particularly Lysine, and as can be seen in the "Lysine" chart (below) contains a substantially higher level of lysine than typical horse feeds. The high lysine and balanced protein of Gold NB ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved lactation in mares, strong growth in young horses, enhanced muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.

Organic Chromium – Enhanced performance!

Research has shown beneficial responses to supplementing diets with organic chromium where high stress, strenuous activity is performed.
Organic chromium has been added to Gold NB to help maintain chromium levels during strenuous activity, this improves the bodies sensitivity to insulin, which in turn improves glucose utilisation and therefore the horses performance.

Natural Oils – Highly digestible!

Gold NB contains premium quality vegetable oils which are an excellent source of readily available energy. Vegetable Oils provide cool, safe and manageable energy and is a more efficient source of energy than carbohydrates. Oil has the advantage of sparing glycogen in the muscle and liver of horses thus increasing the time taken for the muscle to become fatigued.
Oil contains approximately two and a quarter times more energy than carbohydrates and has an excellent balance of essential omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids impart an attractive sheen to a horses coat, are important for maintaining healthy skin and are necessary for many biological functions.They also aid in the absorption and storage of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K.


Feed Information

Daily Feeding Chart

  Horse Weight Gold NB Grain Cool+ Cool H&P Hay#
Intense Work
450kg
2.0kg
1.75
1.5
4.5kg
2.25
2.25
0.0kg
0.0
2.25
0.0kg
2.5
0.0
4.5kg
4.5
4.5
Moderate Work
450kg
1.5
1.25
1.0
3.0
1.5
1.5
0.0
0.0
1.5
0.0
1.5
0.0
4.5
4.5
4.5
Light Work
450kg
1.0
0.75
0.5
1.5
0.75
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Maintenance 450kg 0.25 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0
Weanling (4 months)
200kg
1.75
1.5
1.25
2.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
Weanling, moderate growth (6 months)
200kg
1.5
1.25
1.25
2.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
1.75
1.75
1.75
Weanling, rapid growth (6 months)
200kg
1.75
1.5
1.5
2.5
1.25
1.25
0.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
1.5
0.0
1.75
1.75
1.75
Yearlings, moderate growth (12 months)
300kg
1.25
1.0
0.75
2.5
1.25
1.25
0.0
0.0
1.5
0.0
1.25
0.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Yearlings, rapid growth (12 months)
300kg
1.75
1.5
1.25
2.5
1.25
1.25
0.0
0.0
1.5
0.0
1.5
0.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Long yearlings at rest (18 months)
365kg
1.25
1.0
0.75
2.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
1.25
0.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
Long yearlings (in training)
365kg
2.0
1.75
1.5
2.25
1.25
1.25
0.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
1.25
0.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Two year olds at rest
410kg
0.75
0.5
0.25
1.5
1.0
1.25
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
5.0
4.5
4.75
Two year olds in training
410kg
1.75
1.5
1.25
3.0
1.5
1.5
0..0
0.0
1.75
0.0
1.75
0.0
4.5
4.5
4.5
Early Lactation
450kg
2.25
1.75
1.5
3.25
1.75
2.0
0.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Late Lactation
450kg
1.25
1.0
0.75
2.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Pregnant mares (9 to 10 months)
450kg
1.0
0.75
0.5
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.5
0.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
Pregnant mares (11 months)
450kg
1.5
1.25
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.75
0.0
0.5
0.0
6.5
6.25
6.0
Breeding stallions
450kg
0.5
0.25
0.25
2.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
1.25
0.0
5.5
5.5
5.5

GRAIN REPLACEMENT
Gold NB has been designed to balance grain and roughage but in many instances there will be a desire to feed less grain than the recommended amount. This can be done easily by replacing a portion of the grain with either Cool + or Cool Horse & Pony resulting in a cooler, less grainy mix. When Cool + or Cool Horse & Pony replace some of the grain less Gold NB is required.

Do not feed more than approximately 0.65% of body weight (3kg for a 450kg horse)
of a mixture of Gold NB and Grain/Pellets in a single meal.

#Hay, chaff or pasture at 9% protein.

 

Comparitive Nutrient Graphs

 

Ingredients

Gold NB is formulated from a selection of the following ingredients and/or their by-products: Lupins, sunflower, peas, beans, canola, soybean, rice, bran, pollard, vegetable oil, molasses, limestone, di-calcium phosphate, lysine, amylase, organic chromium, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins, Minerals & Electrolytes

Gold NB fed at the rate of 2.0kg per day along with 4.5kg of roughage will approx. provide the following levels of vitamins and minerals:

TRACE MINERALS & ELECTROLYTES
Iron (Fe)
1,855 mg
Copper (Cu)
195 mg
Manganese (Mn)
805 mg
Zinc (Zn)
745 mg
Chromium (Cr)
1,200 mcg
Cobalt (Co)
2,890 mcg
Iodine (I)
2,230 mcg
Selenium (Se)
2,700 mcg
Calcium (Ca)
56 gm
Phosphorus (P)
35 gm
Magnesium (Mg)
22 gm
Sodium (Na)
43 gm
Chloride (CI)
75 gm
Potassium (K)
99 gm
VITAMINS
Vitamin A
167,680 iu
Vitamin D3
9,090 iu
Vitamin E
1,435 mg
Thiamine (B1)
95 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
95 mg
Pyridoxine (B6)
40 mg
Folic Acid
30 mg
Pantothenic acid
110 mg
Niacin
235 mg
Choline
11,830 mg
Biotin
4,110 mcg
Vitamin B12
210 mcg
 

Electrolyte Chart

SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT) REPLACEMENT
Mild Sweating Nil
Moderate Sweating 25 to 75gms of salt per day
Heavy Sweating 75 to 125gms of salt per day
Excessive & prolonged sweating 125 to 225gms of salt per day
SODIUM, CHLORIDE (SALT) & POTASSIUM REPLACEMENT
Mild Sweating Nil
Moderate Sweating 30 to 100gms of salt per day
Heavy Sweating 100 to 175gms of salt per day
Excessive & prolonged sweating 175 to 300gms of salt per day
SALT & POTASSIUM MIX
There are two options that can be used to make this mixture:
Mixture 1. Mix equal parts of "Lite Salt"* and salt.
Mixture 2. Mix 75% salt with 25% potassium chloride.
Both mixtures are similar and will provide the main electrolytes sodium, chloride and potassium in a balanced ratio to each other
* "Lite Salt" (or similar products that contain approximately half salt and half potassium chloride) is a mixture of salt and potassium chloride and can be purchased at most supermarkets or grocery stores.

 

Electrolytes – The Right Balance!

Gold NB contains essential electrolytes to aid in the prevention of deficiencies, particularly potassium, sodium and chloride. Under normal conditions no extra electrolyte supplementation will be necessary. Where moderate to heavy sweating occurs it may be necessary to supplement extra sodium chloride (salt) and to a lesser extent potassium. This can be done cheaply and effectively without the need to buy expensive electrolyte mixes.

The ELECTROLYTE CHART (above) indicates the approximate amount of electrolytes that a 450 kg horse is likely to require in addition to that supplied by the feed when Equus Range products are fed as recommended.

Points to note when feeding electrolytes

  • When dosing high levels of electrolytes it is important to ensure that fresh drinking water is available at all times. This will allow the horse to regulate its fluid intake and ensure that dehydration does not occur.
  • Only administer high levels of electrolytes when heavy sweating has occurred.
  • It is recommended that electrolytes be added to the food or administered as a drench.
  • Do not add electrolytes to the drinking water as the horse will not be able to regulate its water / electrolyte balance and problems may occur.
  • If the drinking water has a high mineral content, such as bore water, it is recommended that you discuss the feeding of extra electrolytes with your veterinarian before proceeding.