Saracen Veteran Cubes are manufactured so that they are softer than other traditional nuts, whilst remaining dust free. This will help horses which have trouble chewing due to poor teeth. For these horses with teeth problems, the pencils can be soaked to produce an easily eaten mash.
This latest Veteran formulation now has a greater emphasis placed on the use of Saracen "Super-fibres" technology. "Super-fibre" sources contain a similar level of accessible calories to that of cereals. This enables the cereal portion of the recipe to be reduced and consequently the starch level of the diet is reduced. This helps to avoid the likelihood of any digestive disorders caused by high cereal based diets.
With the addition of high levels of vegetable oil combined with "Super-fibres" energy in the diet is made available to the horse slowly, thus helping avoid the fizz that can be associated with cereal based diets.
Veteran Cubes also include essential antioxidants, such as Vitamin E. Antioxidants act to mop free radicals helping the horse to maintain normal muscle function and decrease recovery time after exercise.
Providing optimum levels of antioxidants through Saracen Veteran Cubes will ensure that the older horse receives the many health benefits provided by the inclusion of antioxidants in the ration including; maintenance of normal metabolic systems and immune function, thus affording the veteran horse the best protection to maintain a healthy and active lifstyle.
Just the same as the original ration, the new improved Saracen Veteran Cubes contains the higher quality protein levels required by the older horse. Levels of vitamins, minerals and phosphorous are also increased. This high-fibre, high-oil diet, with the addition of four different herbs, remains as palatable and nutritious as ever.
Ponies 200 - 400 kg bodyweight = 1 - 2 kg per day*
Horses 400 - 600 kg bodyweight = 2 - 3.5 kg per day*
Large horses >600 kg = 3.5 - 5 kg per day*
*Always try to feed a minimum of 1.5% of bodyweight as good quality forage. E.g. a 500 kg horse would eat 7.5 kg of hay per day. These eed levels give the minimum and maximum feeding rates for each range of bodyweights, ie a pony of any bodyweight between 200 to 400 kg could be fed between 1 - 2 kg per day, depending on their requirements.
Wheatfeed, Oatfeed, Wheat, Soya Bean Meal, Molasses, Beet Pulp, Full Fat Linseed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Soya Oil, Sodium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vitamins & Minerals, Mint.
Saracen is an independent, family owned business with more than 170 years of experience in manufacturing animal feeds. The company takes pride in its traditional family heritage, and stays true to the founding values of trust, integrity, quality, and commitment to exceptional customer service.
In challenging environments, Saracen continues to combine these values with modern manufacturing capabilities and innovative, research-led formulations keep the company at the forefront of modern feed manufacture.
With its range of feeds, Saracen has brought together the everyday items needed for feeding different types of horses in varying stages of life and activity, growth and development. The feeds continue to provide the top quality nutrition you expect from Saracen, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. When fed correctly, Saracen products can be very cost effective due to their nutrient density.
Saracen is dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative rations and providing customers with an accessible and personal service. The company sets itself the highest of standards in quality control. Annual quality audits determine continued compliance to UFAS (United Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS Code of Practice. Saracen has an "open declaration" policy, which means that every ingredient is declared on the feed labels. Saracen also works to fixed formulations to protect the integrity and quality of its diets.
Feeding a horse properly doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated as long as you keep your nutritional goals in mind. Saracen is here to help you understand how to achieve those goals with the correct products and feeding strategies: simple, practical solutions that make sense. Saracen has a professional, well-qualified and understanding team of people on its staff who work hard to listen to your horse’s nutritional requirements, and to your ambitions.
You can request advice and a free no obligation "Feed Check" with the Saracen Feed Advice Form, or use our interactive Ration Consultant, to find out if the diet you are feeding your horse is meeting his nutrient requirements.
The consultant will ask you questions on your horse and their routine and will help you to understand if/where their diet is lacking in essential vitamins and minerals.
Saracen Horse Feeds Ltd. has always been dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative formulas and providing customers with accessible personal service. These commitments led Saracen to Kentucky Equine Research (KER), founded by Dr. Joe Pagan Ph.D. in 1988.
Saracen is the exclusive Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Team Member in the UK.
KER is the most prolific independent equine research center in the world, entirely committed to the advancement of breeding and athletic performance through nutrition. The aim at KER is to enhance the understanding of equine nutrition and exercise physiology, and apply this knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses. From its headquarters in Central Kentucky, KER conducts extensive research, and each research trial is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of horses by targeting specific problems, and finding nutritional solutions.
The collaboration has given Saracen the chance to consistently provide nutritional solutions with unique, progressive feeds that can make a real difference, along with the science to support them. RE-LEVE®, Level-Grow™ and Super Fibre Pencils are good examples of concept feeds that have been produced as joint projects.
For more information on KER, please click here.