HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® is a non oat micronized sweet feed formulated for performance horses in training and competition. This scientifically balanced formula contains a blend of quality micronized grains, HYGAIN® RBO® Equine Performance Oil®, Yucca Schidigera and essential vitamins and bio-available minerals.
HYGAIN® MICRSPEED®is a blend of the following quality ingredients:
Micronized Barley, Micronized Maize, Micronized Lupins, Micronized Beans, Sunflower Seeds, Molasses, Salt, Rice Bran Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, HYGAIN® Vitamin and Chelated Mineral Premix, Bio-Available Selenium, Bio-Available Chromium, Prebiotic (MOS), Probiotic (live yeast), Biotin, Yucca Schidigera, Lysine and Methionine.
Prebiotic – Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® MICRESPEED® have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.
Natural Vitamin E -This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory and neuromuscular functions.
Bio-Available Selenium – Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.
Bio-Available Chromium – The addition of chromium to performance horse diets has been shown to reduce the build up of lactic acid at the end of strenuous exercise or the closing stages of a race, and to increase the horse’s ability to store glucose.
Probiotics – Probiotics are good bacteria that stimulate the activity of other good bacteria in the horse’s digestive tract. The addition of probiotics (live yeast) to equine diets improves fibre, phosphorus and calcium digestibility and increases gross energy, total lipid and amino acid absorption.
HYGAIN® RBO® – RBO® Equine Performance Oil® is a blend of rice bran oil, omega essential 3,6 & 9 fatty acids and natural antioxidants known to improve the health and structural integrity of cell membranes. RBO® oil plays an important role in maximising energy efficiency due to its energy dense nature and is digested efficiently in the small intestine reducing the ‘sugar high’ associated with high grain diets. RBO® promotes growth and development of the muscular system, top line and a healthy skin and coat.
Biotin – Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers and veterinarians.
HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® should be introduced to your horse’s diet gradually. Feeding amount may be influenced by age, breed, exercise intensity, desired body condition and climate.
HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® is a highly palatable, digestible energy source. Care should be taken to match feed intake to workload. Reduce feed intake on rest days, if horses gain weight and/or training regime is interrupted.
HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® can be fed either as a complete feed or with the addition of added grains such as oats.
Horses in full work on average will require 4-7kg of HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® together with 4-5kg of quality roughage. If the diet contains added grains such as oats, HYGAIN® recommends that you feed between 3-4kg of HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® plus 2-3kg of additional grains as well as 4-5kg of quality roughage.
During periods of heavy sweat loss additional supplementation with an electrolyte such as HYGAIN® REGAIN® is recommended.
- Introduce HYGAIN® MICRSPEED® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
- Feed by weight and not by volume.
- Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
- Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
- Ensure horses have access to clean water.
- Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist.