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Equi-Jewel - KER - 20 Kg

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EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.
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High-Fat Stabilised Rice Bran with Calcium, Vitamin E and Selenium 

Equi-Jewel® is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidisation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.

Equi-Jewel® is specifically designed to nutritionally support the equine athlete by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and maintaining condition.

Equi-Jewel® contains a rare source of marine-derived calcium, BMC™, shown to be more highly digestible than other forms of calcium, including calcium carbonate. BMC™ has been shown to buffer stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, as well as moderate the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis.

SUITABLE FOR

  • Adding concentrated calories to a ration without excessive cereal intake
  • Conditioning all types of horses and ponies, particularly "poor-doers", veterans, and horses with limited appetites
  • Providing sustained, slow release energy for competition horses
  • Preparing horses for the show & sales ring

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Extremely palatable, easy and convenient to use
  • Highly digestible and efficiently utilised
  • Adds calories to any ration without excessive cereal intake
  • Moderate starch levels which will help avoid the behavioural & metabolic problems associated with feeding high cereal diets
  • Supplies a highly palatable and digestible form of oil for outstanding coat gloss & skin condition

EQUI-JEWEL IS RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • To supplement the diets of horses requiring additional calories to maintain performance and condition • To increase body condition, muscle, topline and coat condition in show, sale and performance horses • As a safe alternative energy source for horses requiring a low-carbohydrate diet such as those prone to tying-up or laminitis • A 'cool' source of calories for horses that heat up on grain • A source of natural vitamin E and organic selenium to assist with muscle recovery in performance horses and healthy immune function • For horses at risk of gastric ulceration or colic • A slow release energy source for horses competing over long distances or endurance competitions • As an energy source without the risks often associated with feeding grain

Analytical Constituents:

Oil

18.0%

Protein

12.5%

Fibre

8.0%

Digestible Energy

18.0 MJ/kg

Starch

20%*

Calcium

2.25%

Phosphorous

1.5%

Vitamin E

440 IU/kg

Selenium

1.0 mg/kg

Ingredients: Stabilised rice bran, calcium carbonate, Maerl, vitamin E, selenium, E280 propionic acic

* 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 500g of Equi-Jewel you will be providing your horse with 100g 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 100g 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.

Rice bran, as the name suggests, comes from rice. Specifically, rice bran is the brown outer layer of the rice grain, which is removed in the production of white rice. Compared to the white portion, the bran portion of the rice kernel is significantly higher in nutrients and is high in fat, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, and fibre. Learn more about stabilised rice bran as a feed for horses.

The most important quality of rice bran for horses however, is the level of fat it contains. Fat is a highly effective energy source for horses and a valuable addition to the diets of performance horses or horses requiring a high energy diet.

Stabilisation

One of the most troublesome things about rice bran is that immediately after separation from the white rice kernel, the fat begins to oxidise due to the action of an enzyme called lipase. After 24 hours, much of the valuable fat has gone rancid, especially if the weather is warm and humid. This rancidity leads to a soapy aftertaste, which can be quite unpalatable to all but the greediest of horses. But here’s the clever bit. Scientists quickly realised that by subjecting the rice bran to heat and pressure by extrusion immediately following its separation from the grain kernel, the lipase could be destroyed. Without the destructive lipase, the fat content of rice bran can be stabilised at around 16-20%.

With rice bran processing, timing is everything, and with EQUI-JEWEL stabilised rice bran, any rice bran not extruded within 12 hours of processing is not accepted for inclusion, ensuring consistent quality and palatability.

Read the ingredient list. If it doesn’t say stabilised rice bran, it’s not the real thing!

Energy

Just 500g of Equi-Jewel® is equivalent to 1 cup of vegetable oil in terms of energy, and without the mess and palatability problems of vegetable oil, it makes a great alternative to the traditional fat supplements.

Calcium

Bran is a common horse feed ingredient, but one concern with feeding bran, whether its rice bran or another grain such as wheat bran, is the extreme calcium deficit. The calcium imbalance with bran and pollard is well documented with high phosphorus levels preventing calcium absorption, sometimes leading to severe deficiencies if fed for the long term without calcium supplementation. Equi-Jewel® contains added calcium to ensure the correct calcium to phosphorous ratio and to avoid problems caused by the high levels of phosphorus in rice bran.

Low Glycemic Index Supplement

The glycemic index (GI) of a feed is the measure of blood glucose levels in response to feeding. A low-GI feed produces minimal spikes in blood glucose resulting in slow-release energy that decreases the risk of disorders such as developmental orthopedic disease, laminitis, digestive problems, and metabolic issues.

Benefits to the competiton horse

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 acid levels 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.

Feeding Oil

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.

Feeding directions:

Equi-Jewel® can be fed at a rate of 500g - 1kg per day to achieve appropriate body condition, up to a maximum of 1.5kg per day when extra conditioning is required.

The degree of supplementation required is dependent on the desired calorie intake. Mix well with feed. Introduce Equi-Jewel® gradually over several days, starting with a handful.

Equi-Jewel® is high-energy complementary feed, which should be added to the horse's daily ration when additional calories are desired.

ANTIDOPING GUARANTEE CLARIFICATION

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This product is considered appropriate for horses competing under the rules of FEI, RFHE and Jockey Club

 

KER Message

Kentucky Equine Research feeds and supplements are manufactured in facilities that operate under Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As part of the Kentucky Equine Research quality assurance program, products are routinely tested for substances considered prohibited by the governing bodies of horse sports and racing.