Feeding for Breeding
You’ve invested a lot of time and money into breeding from your mare. Feeding for breeding means paying close attention to the care and management of your pregnant mare. Feeding is a major contributional factor for a successful outcome. Adding Fibregenix Prime Original feed balancer will provide your mare with the enhanced nutritional uptake required throughout the gestation period.
A Unique Formulation
The unique formulation includes ideal levels of folic acid, a key nutrient for the development of a healthy foetus. It also includes high levels of a powerful live yeast probiotic. This may help to increase mare’s milk production and milk nutrient density. The comprehensive vitamin, mineral and nutrient package will ensure your mare gets the nutrients she needs on a daily basis.
The live Actisaf Yeast probiotic In Prime Original has been scientifically proven to double the ability to digest fibre. It’ll help the broodmare to maximise the nutrients from the fibre in her diet. This is particularly useful in the last trimester when the growing foetus limits the mare’s ability for fibre intake.
Therefore, broodmares that are maintained in a healthy body condition will generally breed more successfully and will produce healthier foals.
Feeding for Breeding with Prime Original will help to:
- Aid foetal development
- Aid digestion and nutrient uptake
- Support milk production by preventing the normal ‘dip’ of antibody levels in lactating mares.
- Aid placental development and maintain condition throughout pregnancy, lactation and weaning.
Feeding for Breeding – Foals
The huge investment in time and money means you’ll want your new foal to give you the best possible return. Giving your foal the best start in his life is essential and nutrition naturally plays a key part in this.
Fibregenix Prime Original’s small pellets are the perfect introduction to creep feeding. Ideally, they can be safely fed from 3 weeks of age.
Feeding for Breeding with Prime Original in your foals’ diet can:
- Promote steady even growth rates, good muscle tone, a shiny coat and healthy skin
- Aid the development of dense, well-mineralised bone and strong, healthy hooves
- Help maintain a healthy gut. The digestive health package in Prime Original contains a highly effective live probiotic yeast to aid digestion in the caecum. Furthermore, purified nucleotides encourage good villi development for improved nutrient absorption. This means great gut health from the off and a reduced risk of digestive disorders. Additionally, this can also help prevent stress during weaning.
Yearlings & up to Two Years
First and foremost, young horses thrive on a high fibre diet with the inclusion of quality digestible protein. This ensures optimum muscle growth and development. Adding Prime Original to a young horse’s diet will ensure he gets all the essential nutrients he needs. Therefore, he won’t have to rely on a grain-based high starch diet which can lead to problems. These include uneven, rapid growth spurts, unwanted weight gain, joint issues and even metabolic issues such as laminitis. A good fibre diet for a young horse consist of quality pasture. Ideally, avoid where possible improved pastures such as rye/clover which are high in sugars and mineral imbalances. Conserved forage such as quality hay, chaff and products such as Speedibeet are also valuable forage additions.
Development of a Healthy Skeletal System.
Feeding for breeding means paying specific attention to the development of a healthy skeletal system. It’s especially important in the first two years of a horse’s life. Supplement your youngster’s diet with a comprehensive joint and bone supplement such as Fibregenix Liquid Joint and Bone. It’ll help to promote strong, dense bone development and healthy, nourished joints ensuring longevity of the skeletal system and limbs.
Key Ingredients in Liquid Joint and Bone
Fibregenix Liquid Joint & Bone contains Glucosamine HCL, This is vital for healthy cartilage metabolism. Hyaluronic Acid aids the formation of synovial fluid, the joint’s natural lubricant. Organic MSM provides valuable building blocks for ligaments and tendons. Rosehip helps prevent inflammation within the joint.
Importantly, it includes a bone supplement comprising of vitamin D3 and calcium chelate. This cutting-edge combination promotes strong and healthy bones.
Keeping them Calm
Finally, weaning can be a very stressful time. Fibregenix Liquid Karma can be fed to both the mare and foal for two weeks prior to weaning. It can then be continued until they’ve settled. This liquid calmer is made with 100% natural ingredients. It contains no prohibited substances and is a safe and natural way to relieve the stress of the weaning process. For the owner we would advocate perhaps a stiff drink!
Reviewed and updated April 2021