This forage focused horse feed balancer has been formulated for maintenance supplementation of young horses from weanlings up to the age of 5. The formula has been devised using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage and optimum levels of minerals as directed by the National Research Councils guidelines for growing youngsters.
Forageplus Young Horse Balancer contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in grass and hay and support optimum, safe, healthy growth in young horses through the winter.
All Forageplus horse feed balancers are powders, are very low in sugar and starch, contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The minerals used are of high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.
Forageplus recommends the use of ad-lib forage plus the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran and or copra with this supplement. The feeding of these straights will compliment both the balancer and the general profile of forage in the UK and Europe whilst adding important additional major minerals, trace minerals and protein.
We also recommend feeding additional Micronised Linseed – High Omega 3 throughout the winter months or if a horse is on a predominantly hay/haylage diet. This will ensure good levels of the essential fat omega 3 to maintain and support excellent health.
Above the age of two supplementing salt at 10 – 25 grams per day may also be beneficial to support healthy growth.
Please note that to be completely sure that your young horse is receiving optimum levels of protein and minerals, Forageplus advises both a nutritional and mineral analysis of the forage being fed so we can check levels for you.
Forageplus Young Horse Winter Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients in forage, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an extremely important consideration when maintaining and supporting:
- Healthy growth of young bones and joints
- Healthy structurally sound, crack and brittle free, robust hooves with a strong laminae connection
- Healthy frogs
- Healthy skin
- Vibrant, shiny coat colour
- Robust tendons, ligaments and joints
- A strong immune system
- Healthy muscles
- Healthy nerves
- Healthy lungs and breathing
- A well functioning metabolic system
- Good fertility and bone
- A healthy digestive system
- Strong liver function
- Healthy joints
- Good growth in young horses
You can learn more about what the young horse should be fed here.
Want to know the best way to feed our horse feed balancers? Check out our handy video, along with the best tips here.
This product is particularly useful for those unable to take forage samples for analysis or those wishing to add further products from a base that contains no Iron or Manganese but good levels of Copper, Zinc and Magnesium.
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