It must be considered that requirements may vary according to body weight and dietary intake will need to be amended for this accordingly. It must also be considered that nutrient requirements on a body weight basis will increase in proportion to the type, intensity and duration of work, ambient temperature and horse temperament.
- Ranvet’s Grand Prix Oil supplies a palatable supplementary source of ‘cool’ energy with a blend of Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids that complement the requirements of an endurance horse. The use of oil within the ration can increase energy availability in horses prone to hyperactive behaviours, tying up, laminitis and other metabolic conditions. The balance of Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids present in Grand Prix Oil can also be used to improve coat condition and shine. Ranvet’s Grand Prix Oil contains garlic oil, which boasts a wide range of benefits for immune function, pain and swelling relief, gut flora and is also beneficial for repelling biting insects.
- Adequate protein provision is of vital importance in rations due to the continual remodeling of muscle fibres and connective tissues, instigated by strenuous work. Power Formula is a high-quality protein source that supplies the necessary amino acids to ensure muscle mass can be gained and maintained when in full work.
- B-Group vitamins contained in Salkavite and Aminovite Plus plays a role in the utilisation of carbohydrates, release of energy and are needed for numerous essential body functions. Unlike other fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble B-Group vitamins are not stored in the body and require optimal levels. It must be considered that intramuscular (IM) injections do not elevate blood levels for more than 24 hours and ideally, supplements are best added to the feed.
- Supplementation of BC5 Amino Acids (branch chained amino acids) 30-60 minutes before and 30 minutes post-exercise has been shown to reduce lactic acid levels and aid muscle recovery.
Experts in Equine Nutrition
Every product in the Ranvet range has been developed to meet a horse’s most specific need at any given time, be it in a training environment or on a breeding farm. Having pioneered the formulation of specific medications and dietary supplements for horses, the company is now recognised as a leader in the areas of equine health and nutrition.