The horse is a herbivore without the benefits of the ruminant digestive system (i.e. cows/sheep) which helps to facilitate digestion of high fibre diets. To counter this, the horse evolved masticating (chewing) feed for up 18 hours a day. This level of mastication would be impossible without constantly erupting teeth, which can continue emerging from the gums until the horse is up to 25 years old. Without this regular chewing, the teeth can create overgrowths, which can result in several developmental and nutritional issues.
A major advantage of feeding unprocessed muesli feeds is the mastication required to digest the feed assists with wearing of the teeth, helping to promote the maintenance of healthy teeth.
The vitamin and mineral levels in PERRYS FAT-N-UP have been carefully selected to ensure that horses receive the appropriate levels for its size and work load. Ensure high quality pasture or hay is used when fed to your horse, as these are an important source of vitamins and minerals in the horse’s diet, including vitamins A and D.
Whilst Oil content in feed plays an important part in improving condition and coat on your horse, it is also a good source of energy. Please take this into consideration when introducing FAT-N-UP to a horse’s diet. PERRYS FAT-N-UP contains essential Omega 3and Omega 6 oils. Our Canola Oil is extracted by cold compression to reduce oxidisation, which can occur during the processing of recycled oils.
Any new product should be introduced into a horse’s diet radually over a period of 1-2 weeks. Please take note of the vitamin and mineral levels in FAT-N-UP before adding extra supplements or combining with other enriched feeds. The feeding level suggested is intended to meet recommended requirement levels for the relevant size and workload. Take into account your horse’s condition, age, workload, breed and climate conditions when feeding your horse.
|HORSE WEIGHT||WORK LOAD||PERRYS FAT-N-UP||CEREAL CHAFF/PASTURE|
This is a feeding guide only, and is based on approximate nutrient levels for products suggested. Cereal Chaff and Pasture nutrient levels can vary drastically so please take this into account when formulating rations. Ensure a supply of fresh water is available at all times. If you are unsure as to the suitability of this feed for your horse, contact your veterinarian
PERRYS source only the highest quality ingredients for their feeds. Natural ingredients have excellent nutrient value before processing, which is why we prefer to use mainly natural ingredients. PERRYS FAT-N-UP contains Lucerne Chaff, Rice Pollard, Chaff, Balanced Horse Pellets, Steam Rolled Barley, Steam Rolled Lupins, Soybean Meal, Cold pressed Canola Oil, Molasses and vitamins and minerals.
|NUTRIENT AND VITAMIN LEVELS IN 1KG PERRYS Fat N Up|
|Energy (Mj/kg)||12||Magnesium (mg)||3||Vitamin A (iu)||7500|
|Protein||14%||Sodium (g)||7||Vitamin D (iu)||680|
|Fat||10%||Selenium (mg)||0.3||Vitamin E (iu)||130|
|Fibre||14%||Iron (mg)||220||Vitamin B3 (mg)||13|
|Lysine (g)||5.2||Manganese (mg)||62||Vitamin B5 (mg)||13|
|Calcium (g)||6.2||Biotin (mg)||1.3||Vitamin B2 (mg)||7.1|
|Phosphorous (g)||4.1||Zinc (mg)||87||Vitamin B12 (mg)||0.03|
|Potassium (g)||12||Iodine (mg)||0.7||Vitamin B6 (mg)||1.6|
|Copper (mg)||24||Sulfur (mg)||1.6||Vitamin C (mg)||130|