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 Product No.  4440520
 Description  EQUUS GOLD 20kg
 Unit  20 KG

Gold with Amylase, The Winning Edge!


 

Analysis (as fed)

Protein (min) 14%
Fat (min) 10%
Fibre (max) 12%

 

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.

Unique Formulation – Naturally the best!

Equus Gold has been scientifically formulated to ensure safe and highly efficient starch digestion in the small intestine.
High starch digestibility has been attained by the addition of Amylase, by specially selecting ingredients that have a natural high starch digestibility and by heat treatment of selected ingredients.
Equus Gold has been manufactured using these criteria to ensure the very best in nutritional digestibility, coolness and safety.

Amylase Leading the Way – Naturally, Effectively & Safely!

Equus Gold 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 Equus Gold 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.

Improve Your Own Grain

If Equus Gold is fed at a rate of 3kg per day along with your own grain, enough Amylase will be consumed to have a beneficial effect on the digestion of starch in the extra grain.

High Density – Less feed required!

This highly digestible formula gives you the added benefit of less feed being required to achieve optimum performance. With more goodness in every mouthful shy and finicky eaters will have less difficulty in consuming adequate nutrients for sustained performance.

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.
Equus Gold is balanced for essential amino acids, particularly lysine. The high lysine and balanced protein of Equus Gold ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved growth in young horses, enhanced strength and muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.

Balanced Energy – Sustained Performance!

Equus Gold has the ideal balance of energy sources from highly digestible starches, carbohydrates and natural oils which ensures glucose levels are maximised during strenuous exercise to provide optimal sustained performance.
Maximum athletic performance will be hard to achieve if energy is not supplied in the correct balance of digestible carbohydrates and oils.

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are divided in two main groups, structural and non-structural. Structural carbohydrates make up the fibre component found in plants. Fibre supplies energy, but not in adequate amounts for sustained strenuous exercise.
Non-structural carbohydrates such as grain starch, sugar and glucose are highly digestible.

Starch
Grain is a rich source of starch which is an important energy source for active horses. Grain starch that is digested in the small intestine yields high energy glucose which is absorbed into the blood stream and used for energy production. Glucose not used immediately is stored as glycogen in the muscle and liver.
During strenuous exercise blood glucose levels decrease resulting in stored glycogen being converted back to glucose. If there is inadequate glycogen stored sustained performance will not be maintained and fatigue will set in resulting in sub-optimal performance.

Natural Oils
Equus Gold is high in natural oils necessary for sustained endurance. Oils provide a highly digestible and efficient concentrated energy source which spares muscle and liver glycogen thereby prolonging the onset of fatigue. Oils create less body heat when used for energy production resulting in reduced heat stress, sweating and electrolyte loss.
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.

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 Equus Gold 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.


Feed Information

Daily Feeding Chart

  Horse Weight Gold Hay#
Intense Work
450kg
6.0kg
4.5kg
Moderate Work
450
4.0
4.5
Light Work
450
2.5
5.5
Weanling, moderate growth (6 months)
200
4.0
2.0
Weanling, rapid growth (6 months)
200
4.5
2.0
Yearlings, moderate growth (12 months)
300
4.0
3.0
Yearlings, rapid growth (12 months)
300
4.5
3.0
Long yearlings at rest (18 months)
365
3.5
4.0
Long yearlings in training (18 months) 365 5.0 4.5
Two year olds at rest
410
2.0
5.0
Two year olds in training
410
4.5
5.0
Early Lactation
450
5.5
6.0
Late Lactation
450
3.0
6.0
Breeding stallions
450
2.5
5.5

Do not feed more than approximately 0.65% of body weight (3kg for a 450kg horse) of Equus Gold in a single meal.
#Hay, chaff or pasture at 9% protein.

 

Comparitive Nutrient Graphs

 

Ingredients

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

Vitamins, Minerals & Electrolytes

Equus Gold fed at the rate of 6.0kg per day along with 4.5kg of roughage will approx. provide the following levels of vitamins and minerals:

TRACE MINERALS & ELECTROLYTES
Iron (Fe)
1,758 mg
Copper (Cu)
181 mg
Manganese (Mn)
789 mg
Zinc (Zn)
737 mg
Chromium (Cr)
1,200 mcg
Cobalt (Co)
3,110 mcg
Iodine (I)
2,060 mcg
Selenium (Se)
2,660 mcg
Calcium (Ca)
70 gm
Phosphorus (P)
34 gm
Magnesium (Mg)
22 gm
Sodium (Na)
39 gm
Chloride (CI)
70 gm
Potassium (K)
100 gm
VITAMINS
Vitamin A
173,400 iu
Vitamin D3
9,090 iu
Vitamin E
1,399 mg
Thiamine (B1)
91 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
94 mg
Pyridoxine (B6)
50 mg
Folic Acid
32 mg
Pantothenic acid
114 mg
Niacin
302 mg
Choline
10,890 mg
Biotin
3,950 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!

Equus Gold 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) following chart indicates the approximate amount of electrolytes that a 450 kg horse is likely to require in addition to that supplied by Equus Gold.

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.