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Mare Care

Saracen
Tailored nutrition for broodmares

MARE-CARE is a high spec mix for broodmares, providing extra nutritional support to meet the specific nutrient requirements during late pregnancy, leading up to foaling and through lactation.

A broodmare's feeding programme should be divided into three separate stages:

  • Early pregnancy, from conception through seven months of pregnancy. Barren mares and pregnant mares without foals by their sides fit into this nutritional category.
  • The last trimester of pregnancy, from seven months of pregnancy through to foaling.
  • Lactation, which generally lasts for five or six months after foaling.

The nutrient requirements for these three stages differ markedly and adjustments should be made in the mare's feeding programme to accommodate these differences. The most common mistakes made in feeding broodmares are overfeeding during early pregnancy, and underfeeding during lactation.

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  • Features a boosted level of Vitamin E to aid fertility in mares and optimise antibody transfer from mares to newborn foals
  • Provides a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for colostrum quality
  • Contains BioMos for attracting and neutralizing bacteria, and stimulating the immune system
  • Suited for providing flexible energy levels, when used with STAMM 30® between early and late pregnancy
  • Can be used for controlling body condition throughout gestation
  • Helps meeting the specific nutrient requirements of mares during late pregnancy and lactation
  • Suited for particularly supporting maidens, poor milkers and mares producing borderline or poor quality colostrum

Before foaling = 800g - 1kg/100 kg bodyweight per day*
During peak lactation = 1.2 - 1.4 kg/100 kg bodyweight per day*

*Always try to feed a minimum of 1.5% of bodyweight as good quality forage. E.g. 500kg horse would eat 7.5kg of hay per day.

Nutritional Analysis

  • Oil: 6%
  • Protein: 15%
  • Fibre: 12%
  • Starch: 18%
  • Calcium: 1.6%
  • Phosphorous: 0.65%
  • Selenium: 59 mg/kg
  • Vitamin A: 16.500 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D3: 3.000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E: 618 IU/kg
  • Est. digestible energy: 12.7 MJ/kg

Ingredients

Crushed Oats, Soya Flakes, Soya Hulls, Lucerne Pellets, Dried Sugar Beet Pulp, Barley Flakes, Molasses, Soya Bean Meal, Maize Flakes, Vitamins & Minerals, Wheatfeed, Sunflower Extract, Full Fat Linseed, Soya Oil, Bio-Mos, Mixture of Flavouring Compounds, Yeast. 

Traditional but innovative

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. 

Wide range

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.

Quality control

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.

Personal

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.

Partnership with Kentucky Equine Research (KER)

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.

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