EQUI-JEWEL® is a highly digestible, pelleted rice bran supplement that is very effective at adding condition and topline. Naturally high in oil and fibre, but low in starch, EQUI-JEWEL® is a versatile and concentrated source of energy for horses of all ages and activity levels.
EQUI-JEWEL® is designed to increase the energy density (calories) of a ration helping to maintain condition on '"poor-doers" and provide a energy in a slow-release form to horses with elevated demands such as the hard working competiton horse.
Calcium carbonate is added to EQUI-JEWEL® to balance the calcium phosphorous ratio of rice bran.
In addition to EQUI-JEWEL® delivering all the benefits of vegetable oils but in a pelleted form, scientific research has proven its superiority in optimising performance in the athletic horse. During strenuous exercise, horses fed EQUI-JEWEL® had lower lactic acidlevels than horses fed corn oil, optimising their stamina. Also, when EQUI-JEWEL was used as a replacement for vegetable oil in the horse's feed, studies have shown the subjects displayed lower heart rates and subsequent shorter recovery periods after strenuous excercise.
The essential fatty acids contained in EQUI-JEWEL® are necessary for healthy coat and skin condition. Horses receiving EQUI-JEWEL® will quickly exhibit stunning coat gloss and bloom. This feature of EQUI-JEWEL® is ideal for show horses, show ponies and horses that are being prepared for public auction as they are scrutinised for coat and body condition. As a result, EQUI-JEWEL® is very popular among professional sales consignors and show horse producers.
Oil is an excellent way of providing additional calories required for improving condition without actually increasing the horse’s meal size. Oil is also a ‘cool’ source of energy and up to a quarter of a pint can be fed per day. However, because of the way in which oil is digested and metabolised it increases the number of free radicals that are produced in the body. Free radicals can damage healthy living cells. To protect the cells from oxidative damage, antioxidants, such as vitamin E, must also be included in the diet.
There are high fat supplements on the feed market today which are pre-supplemented, taking care of the increased requirement for extra vitamin E when feeding diets high in oil such as EQUI-JEWEL®.
The addition of fat supplements to a ration can eliminate the risk of laminitis, colic, diarrhoea and exertional myopathies often associated with excessive concentrate intake and minimal forage intake.
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EQUI-JEWEL® can be fed at a rate of 500 g - 1 kg per day to achieve the appropriate body condition.*
*Feed up to a maximum of 1.5 kg per day when extra conditioning is required. The degree of supplementation required is dependent on the desired calorie intake.
*Although the starch level of Equi-Jewel may be higher than expected it is important to bear in mind the low feeding rate. If feeding 500gm of Equi-Jewel you will be providing your horse with 100 grams of starch. If you compare this to a feed with only 5% starch but you need to feed 2kg per day this will also be supplying 100gm starch. Therefore, because of the low feeding rate of Equi-Jewel, we do not consider the starch to be an issue for horses with digestive, metabolic or muscle issues.
Stabilized rice bran, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin E, Selenium, E280 Proprionic Acid
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.
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