Feeding racehorses

Platinum Pro is ideal for feeding racehorses and is a nutrient dense feed balancer that can help improve performance. Ultimately, this means trainers can improve that all-important strike rate whether on the flat or in harness.

Beneficial Ingredients for Feeding Racehorses

Platinum Pro balancer contains a complete vitamin and mineral package, blood-building formula, hoof supplement, oils and quality digestible protein. Additionally, it contains digestive enhancers  and gut health aids plus bioavailable antioxidants for immunity and health.

Double action digestive pack:

The licenced live yeast probiotic in Platinum Pro helps double the digestibility of fibre. It helps utilise the fibre far more efficiently helping to prevent common problems such as colic and ulcers. Furthermore, this superior probiotic can also act as a hindgut buffer helping to reduce lactic acid accumulation.

Nucleotides.  Fibregenix Platinum Pro is the only feed balancer supplement in Australia  to contain Nucleotides.  Besides aiding nutrient absorption and uptake, these essential nutrients help support muscle recovery and tissue regeneration after strenuous exercise.

Furthermore, they support red blood cell production, thereby assisting oxygen delivery to working muscles.  Independent scientific trials * on thoroughbred racehorses proved that the benefits of nucleotides to high performance horses include;

  • Improved oxygen consumption
  • Better recovery rates
  • Improved carbon dioxide production
  • Reduced levels of stress hormones
  • Lowered levels of lactic acid

3 – Prebiotics. Two types of prebiotics are commonly used in equine diets

FOS Prebiotic

Fibregenix includes a unique short chain of sugar molecules – FOS prebiotic. This specific FOS provides a feed-source for the beneficial micro-organisms in the gut. The digestive system can be compromised from the stress of competing and travelling.  Unfortunately, this usually results in a large population of ‘bad’ gut bacteria. Whilst the ‘good’ bacteria may start to thrive, the harmful bacteria will still cause an unhealthy gut.  This scenario negatively affects the horse’s general health and this is when a MOS prebiotic is also beneficial.

MOS Prebiotic

The MOS prebiotic works synergistically with the FOS preventing harmful bacteria binding to on the gut wall.  Once bound to the MOS, harmful bacteria can’t be released into the bloodstream.   Essentially, they are then rendered useless and ‘flushed out’ of the digestive system.  Above all, this promotes overall digestive system health  so that the beneficial bacteria aided by the FOS, can thrive.

Feeding racehorses with a Fibregenix balancer. 

Because Fibregenix Platinum Pro is so nutrient dense, it’s fed in very small quantities. (100 grams per 100 kilograms of bodyweight). This helps reduce the burden on the already over-taxed digestive system of a racehorse.

However, once racehorses have been on Fibregenix for a while it may be possible to reduce the levels of high starch feed. By reducing the starch burden, this can ultimately help them to perform better whilst improving their gut health.

In conclusion, just a small amount of Platinum Pro when feeding racehorses can have a dramatic impact. Ultimately, this will benefit his health and overall well-being and help him realise his full potential.

Ref: * Nucleotide supplementation trial on exercising thoroughbreds at the University in Liege (Belgium) Dr T. Art and Prof P. Lekeux – ref Vet Res (1994) 25, 361-370

TIP: We also have a liquid Joint and Bone supplement that is popular with trainers.  Please note that all of our products can be used on the day of racing.

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