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.
Suggested Daily Diet for a Performance Horse Weighing 500kg
NB; ^Ad lib meadow hay consumption of 2.0-4.0kg/day has been calculated according to the daily dry matter requirements for a 500kg horse in light, moderate and heavy work.
Ranvet’s Ration Balancer® is a concentrated supplement providing a balanced combination of essential vitamins and minerals to optimise performance, health and vitality. The formulation of this unique product was derived from current scientific research and the identification of common nutrient deficiencies following evaluation of over 300 rations.
Supplementation of 30-60g Ration Balancer per day will provide a balanced nutritional spectrum of vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal performance, efficient digestion and immune system enhancement. Additionally, from as little as 75cents per day, it is an economical way to ensure your horse’s ration is well balanced and without deficiencies.
Ranvet’s Topline FX® is a balanced protein, vitamin and mineral supplement suitable for performance horses. This high quality protein supplement provides a unique amino acid profile, which provides the building blocks to maintain and build topline in horses in work.
The addition of 250-300g Topline FX per day allows varying of the grain ration of the diet depending on the energy requirements of the horse, while maintaining the required protein intake and preventing muscle wastage.
Ranvet’s Salkavite® is a premium grade electrolyte and B-Group vitamin replacer, providing all the essential electrolytes that a horse in work loses including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphate and sulfate. The addition of 30-60g Salkavite per day to the ration will supply a concentrated source of critical electrolytes to help boost performance and quicken recovery after exertion and ensure there are no imbalances, which may result in premature fatigue, reduced stamina and poor recovery.
Salkavite is ideal for daily supplementation or used as a drench and may be used in conjunction with oral electrolyte pastes or liquids.
Ranvet’s Grand Prix Oil® supplies a palatable supplementary source of ‘cool’ energy with a blend of Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids which complement the requirements of a performance horse. The use of oil within the ration can increase energy availability in horses prone to hyper-active 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 added 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.
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.