EquiPower Maintenance is a unique combination of coconut oil, cold-pressed rice bran oil and cold-pressed flaxseed oil. The blend of coconut oil and essential fatty acids may enhance energy availability and may assist post-event recovery for performance horses. This oil blend may also assist in increasing cellular alkalinity.What are NSCs?NSCs are Non-Structural-Carbohydrates, which include sugar and starch. NSCs are mainly found in grains, as well as in sweet foods (i.e. molasses). NSCs provide energy to horses, but in high levels, they may cause metabolic chaos, namely laminitis, poor temperament and ulcers. The accepted NSC level in feeds for most horses is 12-15%.
What is the alternative?Research shows that oil is a suitable non-grain source of cool energy. One cup of oil is equivalent to approximately two and a half cups of grains in digestible energy. Not all oils are the same. There are saturated oils e.g. coconut oil - which uniquely contains high levels of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) for performance. There are also polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) which contain Omega 3, 6 and 9.
Oils must be balancedOver consumption of hydrogenated and PUFA vegetable oils (eg. Soybean oil, maize oil etc.), in combination with grain can cause imbalanced Omega 3 and 6 levels. This may contribute to inflammation and increased circulating free radicals. These oils may also cause cellular acidity. Together this may impact on the efficiency of energy utilisation for performance, and also compromise the overall health of the animal long-term.EquiPower Maintenance® - a unique blend of oilsEquiPower Maintenance is a balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. It can provide a balanced source of non-heating energy for performance, weight gain and coat health.
A proprietary blend [Organic virgin coconut oil, Cold-pressed ricebran oil, Cold-pressed flaxseed oil] 100ml
EquiPower Maintenance should be introduced gradually into diet over a two week period to optimize absorption. Add to feed, split into two feeds (morning and night) where possible. Always provide access to clean water.
Horses in light work:Morning feed: 30mlNight feed: 30ml
Performance and competition horses: increase slowlyMorning feed: 50mlNight feed: 50ml
Recommended rate based on a 500kg horse.
Placid Rein 1.5kg