SIM­PLE AND EF­FEC­TIVE PREPA­RA­TION FOR WIN­TER

NZ Horse & Pony - - Horse & Pony -

W ean­ing can be a stress­ful time for foals, they may ex­pe­ri­ence set­backs while tran­si­tion­ing to their new diet. The com­bined ef­fects of loss of milk in the diet, the trauma of sep­a­ra­tion, re­duc­ing feed con­sump­tion, the on­set of win­ter with poorer pas­ture qual­ity and cold can all con­trib­ute to an in­ter­rup­tion in growth.by sim­ply adding a broad spec­trum sup­ple­ment to your foals new diet this nu­tri­tional in­ter­rup­tion can be al­le­vi­ated some­what, help­ing your foal re­alise their full ge­netic

po­ten­tial.

Win­ter per­for­mance.

Dur­ing the harsh win­ter months, horses of­ten need a lit­tle ex­tra to help stay well-nour­ished and hy­drated. This is even more im­por­tant if you are hunt­ing, com­pet­ing or sim­ply train­ing over win­ter. Feed­ing a broad spec­trum vi­ta­min, min­eral and salt sup­ple­ment such as Equi­lib­rium helps to avoid nu­tri­tional im­bal­ances and de­fi­cien­cies, while pro­vid­ing the nu­tri­ents nec­es­sary to sup­port re­cov­ery from work, main­tain­ing con­di­tion, pro­mot­ing healthy hooves, coats and en­cour­ag­ing op­ti­mal health.

Win­ter main­te­nance.

Horses are bet­ter able to cope with the rigours of win­ter when nu­tri­tional lev­els are topped up. Bal­anced sup­ple­men­ta­tion helps them utilise feed more ef­fi­ciently which in turn as­sists in main­tain­ing con­di­tion. Healthy horses have a bet­ter chance of avoid­ing hoof and skin con­di­tions of­ten as­so­ci­ated with the stresses of win­ter. A horse kept in good health over win­ter will of­ten re­turn to peak con­di­tion for the com­pe­ti­tion sea­son faster and more eas­ily than one who has ex­pe­ri­enced set­backs.

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