Whey Protein

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What is whey protein for horses?

Forageplus whey protein concentrate for horses is produced using only premium human grade whey protein concentrate, delivering a high protein content with a fantastic range and level of amino acids. Many horses benefit from an increase in protein. Extra protein can help with lethargy problems and poor hoof and skin quality.

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The benefits: whey protein for horses

Some forages are low in available protein due to a complicated interaction between nitrogen and sulphur levels in the soil. Our whey protein enables you to target extra protein supplementation without including extra calories.  Your horse can therefore continue to enjoy ad-lib hay without the added calorie concerns that feeding more concentrates would entail.

This whey protein is a rich source of protein concentrate from vegetarian sweet cheese, sourced directly from the world’s leading whey protein manufacturers. Having the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein, whey protein concentrate contains high levels of both essential and non-essential Amino Acids.

The manufacturing process utilises a unique combination of membrane filtration technology and drying at low temperature and pressure. This ensures gentle separation and concentration of the protein and retains its natural function and high nutritional value to give a high quality whey protein concentrate.

This Whey Protein provides 82g of protein per 100g (dry basis), is low in fat and lactose and rich in calcium. It is an excellent source of essential amino acids and contains one of the highest proportions of branched chain amino acids found in natural protein.

Traceability is a key part of our quality monitoring process and to aid this process we source only human grade whey protein isolate.

Which horses will benefit from the addition of Whey Protein Concentrate?

  • Horses which are on a reduced hay ration due to needing to lose weight.
  • Older horses which are struggling to maintain top line.
  • Horses which have access to low protein levels in the forage they are eating, this can be determined from a nutritional and mineral analysis of hay or haylage.
  • Horses on a purely winter grass diet when protein levels can be low and contribute to hoof and skin issues.
  • Horses with poor hoof wall connection and or cracks.
  • Horse in heavy work.
  • Young horses on a forage based diet which needs protein boosting.
  • Pregnant or lactating mares on a forage based diet which needs protein boosting.

For highly sugar sensitive horses then choose either Pea Protein or Isolate Whey Protein.

To learn more about protein for horses, to download our Free EBook on protein.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 8 cm

Analysis Info

Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk) (100%)

Essential Amino Acids g/100g
Protein Isoleucine 6.4 Leucine 10.6 Lysine 9.6 Methionine 2.2 Phenylalanine 3.0 Threonine 6.7 Tryptophan 1.4 Valine 5.9

Non-Essential Amino Acids g/100g
Protein Alanine 5.0 Arginine 2.1 Aspartic Acid 11.0 Cystine/Cysteine 2.2 Glutamic Acid 18.1 Glycine 1.4 Histidine 1.7 Proline 5.5 Serine 4.6 Tyrosine 2.6

Understand why correct protein levels are so important for horse health

Feed Rates

For an average 500 kg horse : it could be useful to feed up to 100 grams. Unless a forage analysis states differently.

A 75ml scoop contains approximately 28 grams.

If feeding 100 grams for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 25 days.

This is only a guide and if you are unsure about what rate to feed your horse then please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

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3 reviews for Whey Protein

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sidgwick (verified owner)

    Fantastic product. Highly recommend it’s made a huge difference to my horse.
    Just ordered my 2nd bag.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Harberd

    Fabulous way (whey?!) of boosting protein in the diet. Thank you Forageplus!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lesley Knevitt

    I have been trialing whey protein on my two boys. This was largely as I have rather a weedy five year old who needs to finish his growing, but also to some extent because I am fairly into the amino acid thing with them both because of their muscle/energy issues. Acetyl-L-Carnitine, which is an amino acid derivative, helps tremendously but I suspect their protein levels may be quite low especially in winter so looked on whey protein (rather than soya etc) as a good thing to try. What I have noticed while they have both been having whey is that my young horse’s movement has become steadier, less rushy, and his neck is filling out at the base where previously he looked rather like a swan. He seems stronger and steadier. My older horse is fit and well muscled anyway but now looks like Arnold Schwarzenneger and when I ride him he feels like rocket fuel power, but not is a silly way (no sillier than usual anyway). So all in all I think they have both really benefited from the addition of quality concentrated protein, both their ridden and physical improvements, in just a few short weeks, on about 100g per day and I shall definitely be getting another batch from Forageplus. A very pleased double horse owner!

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