A General Overview of Ranvet Equine Health Products
Are you feeding a Perfect Diet?
All performance animals are only as good as their diet allows them to be. A major proportion of animal health and performance problems worldwide originate from imbalanced or deficient nutritional provisions. Providing your horse with the correct equine health products, can not only improve overall health but also improve your horse’s performance.
Equine Health Products Breakdown:
Vitamins and Minerals
Most owners do not realize that the best thing they can do for their horse nutritionally, is to provide it with a balanced combination of essential vitamins and minerals, which are mandatory to optimize equine health and vitality. Unfortunately, the need to supplement with equine health products is inherent with a horse performing any level of work. In the absence of the optimum provision of vitamins and minerals (which are the cofactors for many metabolic processes), your horse cannot utilize its ration efficiently. Not only does this have ramifications for health, vitality, and performance, it also results in the feed you are providing not being utilized efficiently which equates to a waste of money!
Ranvet’s scientifically formulated Ration Balancer® supplies optimal nutrients commonly deficient in many rations and includes the all-important lysine (the building blocks of protein). While combating vitamin and mineral deficiencies where good quality pasture is not available. Ration Balancer® is also an ideal coat conditioner, palatable and easily mixed into the ration. Check your tub to compare what your horse is getting.
Ranvet’s Aminovite Plus® is a premium grade multi-vitamin and mineral feed supplement. Aminovite Plus uses chelated (organic) trace minerals for optimum bioavailability and absorption, and supplies added yeast (palatability and added digestive enzymes). Aminovite Plus is specifically formulated to meet the increased nutritional demands of horses subjected to physical stresses of racing, training and performance disciplines. The addition of 30-60g Aminovite Plus per day will also ensure the optimal provision of B-Group vitamins and is useful as a coat conditioner.
Do you have a horse which is over-excitable? Does travel and competition or new environments make your horse flighty or nervous? Many horse owners experience a high maintenance horse or pony at some stage and it can be frustrating to travel to competitions and forfeit a good performance due to your horse’s nerves. Employing the following nutritional strategies may be of benefit;
Try cutting down starch levels and sugar intake from cereals, replacing with chaff and up to 30ml oil.
Bring a friend…horses are herd animals and don’t like to be alone. A companion may calm your horse down.
Feed a magnesium based equine health product, known for its beneficial calming effects, on a regular basis. Or try a tryptophan based supplement. Ranvet’s Settle ‘em® contains highly concentrated Vitamin B1 and magnesium, known for their beneficial calming effects and ability to calm nervous and flighty behavior, can also rectify nervous related diarrhea. Ranvet’s Calm Paste® is our NEW and popular one dose paste which aids nerve and muscle function while maintaining appetite in horses. Calm Paste® contains Tryptophan, which is produced as a natural sedative within the brain, in addition to magnesium and Vitamin B1 which help to reduce aggression and fearfulness.
Lost Your Appetite?
Some horses may not feel like eating when they are excited, tired or just susceptible to the heat. As part of their routine during full or moderate work it is important that horses utilize their feed, so they are able to perform optimally.
Ranvet’s Sea-5 Paste is a stabilising feed supplement for the performance horse and horses in training to aid in decreased appetite and stress related stomach disorders. 15mL’s daily supplies concentrated highly purified fucoidan for the maintenance and promotion of gut health.
When it’s hot, up to 15 liters of sweat can be lost in just one hour. Electrolyte and B-Group vitamin losses in the sweat can be quite significant and if they are not replaced, performance will suffer and so will the horse!
The important difference between Ranvet’s Salkavite® and other electrolyte mixes is the very high content of B Group vitamins. Salkavite has been specifically formulated for horses being fed low pasture diets and subjected to physical stress.
Punishing riding disciplines and old age can limit the ability to produce glucosamine in the horse’s body. The joints may become stiff and painful, as cartilage fails to act as a shock absorber in the joints. Over time this can result in a limited range of motion and even deformation.
Flexi-Joint® contains natural biological chondroprotective activators (glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate), which stimulate regeneration of damaged cartilage tissues. Glucosamine sulfate plays an integral role in joint cartilage formation and repair, while chondroitin sulfate is necessary for cartilage elasticity and resistance to compression. Added manganese aids the uptake of glucosamine, acting to increase bioavailability.
If you are concerned about your horse’s diet and would like one of Ranvet’s nutritional advisers to assess it for you, simply go to our online diet evaluation service and complete the form. We will then contact you with your results and any recommendations to improve your horse’s diet.