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BALANCED is a pelleted all-round, low dose balancer feed concentrate that provides high levels of Vitamin E and Selenium for cell health, Biotin for hoof and coat health, Chelated Minerals, quality protein and essential amino acids for muscle development.
BALANCED is extremely versatile in its use and is ideal for good doers, horse’s on a pasture only diet, horse’s receiving a home mixed diet which requires balanced vitamin and mineral levels or to top up premixed feeds when they aren’t fed at the required levels.
BALANCED does not only have an amazing nutrient profile and is ideal for a wide range of horses, it is also economical in its use. You generally get 40 feeds out of one bag, based on a 500kg horse in maintenance at 500g per day, which is definitely a case of a little goes a long way!
Australia’s favourite balancer feed!
HYGAIN® BALANCED® is a blend of the following quality ingredients:
Soya Bean Meal, Canola Meal, Lupins, Calcium Carbonate, Di Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, HYGAIN®Vitamin and Chelated Mineral Premix, Bio-Available Selenium, Lysine, Methionine, Natural Vitamin E, Prebiotic (MOS), Probiotic (live yeast) and Biotin.
Bio-Available Selenium – Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.
Prebiotic – Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® BALANCED® have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.
Biotin – Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers, veterinarians and scientists.
Natural Vitamin E – This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.
Probiotics – Probiotics are good bacteria that stimulate the activity of other good bacteria in the horse’s digestive tract. The addition of probiotics (live yeast) to equine diets improves fibre, phosphorus and calcium digestibility and increases gross energy, total lipid and amino acid absorption.
HYGAIN® BALANCED® is formulated as a concentrate and contains quality protein for fertility and reproduction, essential amino acids for muscle building, along with balanced levels of critical macro and micro trace minerals for sound skeletal development and Prebiotics for optimum gut health and immune system defences.
HYGAIN® BALANCED® can be fed on its own when horses do not require additional grain or used to balance home mixed diets or top up premixed feeds when not used to recommended levels
Adjust grain intake according to pregnancy and lactation status, age, breed, growth rate, body condition, work load and pasture/hay availability and quality.
If horses are obese, laminitic or suffering from developmental orthopaedic disease remove grain from the diet and feed HYGAIN® BALANCED® with chaff and or hay. Seek professional advice.
Feeding Rates Per Day based on a mature 500kg horse*
|Foals 6-12 months
|Dry Mares, Early Pregnant Mares
||0.5kg – 0.75kg
|Late Pregnant Mares
||0.75kg – 1kg
||1kg – 1.25kg
|Horses in light work
||0.5kg – 0.75kg
|Horses in medium to intense work
||1kg – 1.25kg
|Spellers and Maintenance
*Intended as a guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.