Grain-free, high-fibre, low starch and sugar muesli, especially for horses susceptible to the Equine Metabolic Syndrome, laminitis, equine myopathies as well as the Cushing’s Syndrome.
Equigard is a grain-free, high-fibre muesli, specifically designed for balancing the energy intake of horses that require a particularly low starch and sugar diet. This includes horses susceptible to the Equine Metabolic Syndrome, laminitis, equine myopathies such as Tying-up, PSSM and rhabdomyolysis as well as the Cushing’s Syndrome and gastric ulcers.
The power of research
According to the latest research, horses susceptible to equine myopathy (Tying-up, PSSM), laminitis, the Metabolic or the Cushing’s Syndrome should only be fed a highly limited amount of non-structural carbohydrates such as grain starch and sugar. Equigard has been specifically designed to address this problem and contains approx. 80% less starch and sugar than oats. It has been especially formulated to have a very low energy content and is the perfect feed as weight-reducing diet for overweight horses, combined with a reduced access to grazing. The increased energy requirement of performance horses should preferably be met using native oil, oil seeds and quickly fermenting fibres for which we recommend a combined feed ration comprising Struktur-Energetikum, Alfalfa Mix and HippoLinol. Equigard is also the perfect feed for horses on stall rest if they face the problem of gaining weight too fast.
Regulating the fat and sugar metabolism
Apart from its balanced mineral content, Equigard also features a balanced range of functional micronutrients like magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, Ω-3 fatty acids, lecithin and antioxidants such as vitamin E and fruit flavonoids that are particularly effective in stabilizing the insulin sensitivity, the carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Equigard contains a considerably increased content in highly-digestible, structured carbohydrates and valuable fatty acids.
Warm air dried chopped grass (low glycemics) 22%, dried apples, sugar beet fibres, linseeds 4,4%, apple syrup, maize germs, oil mixture (linseed, sunflower, maize germ oil) cold pressed 3,5%, herbs (chamomile, fennel, rosemary, coriander, fenugreek, milk thistle) 3%, alfalfa fibre, brewer's yeast, isomaltose prebiotic 1,5%, grape seed extract, wheat bran, salt, sea algae chalk, carrots, garlic, seaweed meal, wheat germs
Raw protein 9,6 %, Raw fibre 17,0 % Raw fat 8,0 %, Raw ash 12,5 %, Digestible raw protein 77 g/kg, Digestible energy 8,5 MJ/kg, Calcium 1,2 %, Phosphorus 0,5 %, Magnesium 0,6 %, Sodium 0,5 %
|Nutritional additives (per Kg)|
Vitamin A 16.000 IE, Vitamin D3 1.700 IE, Vitamin E 580 mg, Vitamin B1 11 mg, Vitamin B2 15 mg, Vitamin B6 7 mg Vitamin B12 40 mcg, Biotin 250 mcg, Nicotinic acid 37 mg, Folic acid 4 mg, Pantothenic acid 18 mg, Choline chloride 200 mg, Iron 200 mg, Zinc 300 mg, Manganese 300 mg, Copper 85 mg, Iodine 2,0 mg, Cobalt 2,0 mg, Selenium 1,2 mg
It is recommended to supplement the daily diet with approx. 200 – 350 g Equigard per 100 kg body weight per day. The total quantity should be offered in different dosages. With lower dosage or supply shortages, we recommend adding Glucogard or MicroVital