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 Product No.  4455120
 Description  COOL+ 20kg
 Unit  20 KG

Highly Nutritious & Economical

Cool+ contains Amylase for improved digestion of starch, a high lysine level of 0.80%, high levels of Omega 3 and Omega 9 oils, a comprehensive vitamin & mineral premix and organic chromium.


 

Analysis (as fed)

Protein (min) 18%
Fat (min) 9%
Fibre (max) 13%

 

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 – The power of nature!

Amylase is a natural protein enzyme that is responsible for the break down of complex starches in the small intestine to simple sugars that are then absorbed to provide energy. Horses do not produce enough Amylase for effective digestion of large amounts of starch, this is why they have more problems digesting high starch diets compared to some other grain eating animals. Starch digestion in the small intestine can be improved naturally and safely, without over processing or excessive heat treatment, by supplementing the diet with Amylase.

Improve Your Own Grain

Apart from being a very nutritious diet in its own right, Cool+ has the ability to enhance the nutritional digestibility of other grains that you may wish to feed.
If Cool+ 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.

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 Cool+ 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.

Unique Formulation – Naturally the best!

Cool+ has been scientifically formulated to ensure safe and highly efficient starch digestion in the small intestine. Starch digestibility in the small intestine is very important to prevent digestive problems such as caecal acidosis which can lead to poor fibre digestion, diarrhoea, colic and laminitis. We have attained high starch digestibility in Cool+ by the addition of the digestive enzyme Amylase, by specially selecting ingredients that have a natural high starch digestibility and by heat treatment.

Rich in Omega 3 & 9 Oils – Premium quality vegetable oil

Cool+ contains premium quality vegetable oil which is an excellent source of readily available energy. Oil provides 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 and K.

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 are 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.

Cool+ 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 Cool+ ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved growth in young horses, increased milk production, enhanced muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.

Aged Horses – Caring for old friends!

Cool+ is the ideal food for aged horses and those horses that have difficulty in adequately chewing their feed. All of the ingredients in Cool+ have been specially processed to ensure that they do not require mastication for the horse to receive its full nutritional benefit. To further enhance nutrition intake particular attention has been made to ensure that Cool+ is very palatable. The high nutritional level of Cool+ is beneficial for older horses that struggle to maintain a healthy body weight.


Feed Information

Daily Feeding Chart

  Horse Weight Cool+ Hay#
Intense Work
450kg
6.0kg
4.5kg
Moderate Work
450
4.0
4.5
Light Work
450
2.0
5.5
Weaner (4 months)
200
3.5
1.5
Weanling, moderate growth (6 months)
200
3.0
2.0
Weanling, rapid growth (6 months)
200
3.5
2.0
Yearlings, moderate growth (12 months)
300
3.5
3.0
Yearlings, rapid growth (12 months)
300
4.0
3.0
Long yearlings at rest (18 months)
365
3.0
4.0
Long yearlings in training (18 months)
365
4.5
4.5
Two year olds at rest
410
2.0
5.0
Two year olds in training
410
4.0
5.0
Early Lactation
450
4.5
5.5
Late Lactation
450
2.5
6.5
Pregnant Mares (9 to 10 months)
450
1.5
6.5
Pregnant Mares (11 months)
450
2.5
5.0
Breeding stallions
450
2.0
5.5

Do not feed more than approximately 0.80% of body weight (3.6kg for a 450kg horse) of Cool+ in a single meal.
#Hay, chaff or pasture at 9% protein.

 

Comparitive Nutrient Graphs

 

Ingredients

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

Vitamins, Minerals & Electrolytes

Cool+ fed at the rate of 5.0kg per day along with 5.0kg of roughage will approx. provide the following levels of vitamins and minerals:

TRACE MINERALS & ELECTROLYTES
Iron (Fe)
2,045 mg
Copper (Cu)
190 mg
Manganese (Mn)
920 mg
Zinc (Zn)
770 mg
Chromium (Cr)
1,000 mcg
Cobalt (Co)
3,100 mcg
Iodine (I)
1,900 mcg
Selenium (Se)
2,800 mcg
Calcium (Ca)
75 gm
Phosphorus (P)
43 gm
Magnesium (Mg)
28 gm
Sodium (Na)
35 gm
Chloride (CI)
64 gm
Potassium (K)
115 gm
VITAMINS
Vitamin A
182,790 iu
Vitamin D3
9,600 iu
Vitamin E
1,300 mg
Thiamine (B1)
87 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
95 mg
Pyridoxine (B6)
60 mg
Folic Acid
30 mg
Pantothenic acid
125 mg
Niacin
395 mg
Choline
11,510 mg
Biotin
4,050 mcg
Vitamin B12
200 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!

Cool+ 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
Cool+.

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.