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A concentrated balanced base feed. Ideal for all horses of all disciplines. Contains the essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids, natural vitamins, minerals, over 100 anti-oxidants, metabolic cofactors and other micro-nutrients in a form both bioavailable and clean. One 15kg sack contains sufficient feed for a horse in light work for 30 days.
Composition: Stabilised and ground whole linseed, naturally stabilised rice bran, natural fractionated yeast extract, proprietary blend of herbs (fruits, herbs and botanicals), limestone flour, magnesium carbonate, Bioplex minerals, Lysine, Yea-Sacc, Bio-Mos, Natural vitamin E, chelated magnesium, chelated calcium, chelated zinc, chelated copper, chelated selenium, organic extra virgin sesame seed oil, natural vitamin A and D3.
Analysis: Oil (23.25%), Protein (22%), Starch (10%), Sugar (2.8%), Fibre (5.75%), Ash (14%) DE=15.5MJ/kg
Total content values (naturally from the ingredients plus added): Vit E (naturally sourced alpha tocopheryl acetate) minimum 1000mg/kg; Vit D3 (naturally sourced) 6000iu/kg, Copper 200mg/kg; Zinc 800mg/kg; Magnesium (including two types of chelate) 1.5%; Calcium (including chelated calcium) 2%; Selenium 1.5mg/kg; Iron (all natural, non added) 95mg/kg; Lysine 2%.
500g of Base Mix per day provides a 500Kg horse with the full daily requirements (according to NRC guidelines) of the main vitamins and minerals.
15,000iU Vitamin A
3,000iU Vitamin D
500iU Vitamin E
10g Yeasacc providing 1000 million CFU Saccharomyces cerevisiae 1026 as an aid in feed digestion
Feeding instructions: See feeding guide below for amounts. Add a handful or two of our Healthy Herbal Chaff or Muesli to provide texture and aid chewing. Dampen before feeding. Maximum daily rate is best split between multiple feeds per day. For best results avoid feeding with processed chaffs, mixes, pellets or other feeds containing straw, wheatfeed, oatfeed, soya, soya hulls (as these are the main ingredients with potentially high pesticide and mycotoxin residues), and those containing molasses, preservatives, etc. Instead, feed with ad lib hay, and unprocessed straights such as dried grass, freshly milled stoneground Organic Bran, Organic Mature Oats for germinating, etc. Provide plenty of fresh water and access to a natural mineral salt lick as Base Mix does not contain added salt (average horse at maintenance requires approx. 20g per day). Base Mix fed at 100g per 100kg bodyweight per day provides the full daily ration of the main vitamins, minerals and trace elements, prebiotics, probiotics, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids. Always introduce a new feed slowly. Add just one pinch of Base Mix to your horse?s first feed and work up gradually over 4 or 5 days to the full amount (see below).
Healthy adult horses at maintenance on poor forage (restricted grazing, grazing muzzle, high fibre hay, soaked hay, straw, etc), or poor doers = 100g per 100kg bodyweight per day.
Healthy adult horses at maintenance on good forage (fresh spring and summer grass, good quality hay, etc) or good doers = 50g per 100kg bodyweight per day.
Youngstock, Brood Mares, Competition Horses in heavy work or Convalescing Horses (eg those requiring weight gain) = 100g to 150g per 100kg bodyweight per day.
With a maximum feeding rate of 150g per 100kg bodyweight per day.
Precautionary guidance for horses with special dietary requirements
Some horses with compromised digestive systems may require vitamins and minerals supplied at higher than the daily recommended rate, due to the inefficiencies caused by malabsorption or dysbiosis. For horses showing lethargy, poor hoof quality or lack of intensity of coat colour, even when fed Base Mix at the full recommended rate, we suggest also feeding ?Gut-Restore? together with ?Liquid Gold?.
Note for Metabolically challenged horses
Base Mix is 10% starch and 2.8% sugar, but is only fed in small quantities per meal.
A feed of 250g of Base Mix at the 10% starch contains just 25g of starch in that meal. In contrast, a ?low starch? feed at just 5% starch, but with a recommended feeding rate of 1KG, will contain 50g of starch in that meal.
Hence, remember to multiply the feeding rate alongside the percentage composition, in order to calculate the actual amount of starch in the feed bowl, as this is what affects the insulin levels of metabolically challenged horses.