Laucke Mills Cool Horse & Pony
Cool Horse & Pony is a cool, nutritious and palatable horse food that can be fed to horses performing active strenuous work, pregnant and lactating mares, young growing horses and as a maintenance food for spelling and aged horses.
Analysis (as fed)
Energy & Coolness Rating System
The innovative “ENERGY & COOLNESS” rating system is designed to make it easier to understand the differences in the energy and coolness of the various foods in the Equus Range. Energy and coolness are both rated on a scale of one to six. A rating of six for energy indicates the energy level of that food is very high and a rating of six for coolness indicates that particular food is very cool.
Unique Formulation – Naturally the best!
Cool Horse & Pony has been scientifically formulated to ensure safe and highly efficient starch digestion in the small intestine.
Starch digestibility in the small intestine is very important to prevent digestive problems such as caecal acidosis which can lead to poor fibre digestion, diarrhoea, colic and laminitis.
Cool Horse & Pony has been manufactured to ensure the very best in nutritional digestibility, coolness and safety without the necessity to excessively heat process the food. While high temperature processing such as extrusion has some advantages there are also disadvantages such as high cost and detrimental heat damage to sensitive nutrients such as lysine, enzymes and vitamins.
Cool Horse & Pony is a highly nutritious diet that is not over processed giving you the best performance and value for money.
The way nature intended!
Aged Horses – Caring for old friends!
Cool Horse & Pony is the ideal food for aged horses and those horses that have difficulty in adequately chewing their feed. The ingredients in Cool Horse & Pony have been specially processed to ensure that they do not require chewing for the horse to receive its full nutritional benefit. To further enhance nutrition intake particular attention has been made to ensure that Cool Horse & Pony is very palatable.
Electrolytes – The right balance!
Cool Horse & Pony contains essential electrolytes to aid in the prevention of deficiencies, particularly potassium, sodium and chloride. Under normal conditions no extra electrolyte supplementation will be necessary. Where moderate to heavy sweating occurs it may be necessary to supplement extra sodium chloride (salt) and to a lesser extent potassium.
Balanced Lysine – For strong muscle growth and recovery!
Protein is made up of components called amino acids, of which some must be provided via the diet and others are synthesised by the animal. Amino acids needed to be supplied via the diet are called essential amino acids, of these lysine is normally the one most likely to be in short supply.
Cool Horse & Pony is balanced for essential amino acids, particularly Lysine, and as can be seen in the “Lysine” chart (below) contains a substantially higher level of lysine than typical horse feeds. The high lysine and balanced protein of Cool Horse & Pony ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved lactation in mares, strong growth in young horses, enhanced muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.
Extrusion – The facts!
Extrusion and micronising are expensive and unnecessary processes that are generally not required where diets are well balanced and specifically formulated for high starch digestibility in the small intestine. Excessive heat processing of horse foods is only necessary to cover inadequacies in diets not safe in their natural state.
Contrary to claims made by some horse food manufacturers extrusion is not new age technology. Extrusion has been used to process animal feeds in Australia for over 40 years.
Daily Feeding Chart
|Horse Weight||Cool H&P||Hay#|
|Weanling, moderate growth (6 months)|
|Weanling, rapid growth (6 months)|
|Yearlings, moderate growth (12 months)|
|Yearlings, rapid growth (12 months)|
|Long yearlings at rest (18 months)|
|Two year olds at rest|
|Two year olds in training|
|Pregnant Mares (9 to 10 months)|
|Pregnant Mares (11 months)|
|Do not feed more than approximately 0.80% of body weight (3.6kg for a 450kg horse) of Cool Horse & Pony in a single meal.|
#Hay, chaff or pasture at 9% protein.
Cool Horse & Pony is formulated from a selection of the following ingredients and/or their by-products: Bran, pollard, rice, barley, oats, lupins, peas, beans, canola, soybean, sunflower, vegetable oil, limestone, lysine, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins, Minerals & Electrolytes
Cool Horse & Pony fed at the rate of 7.0kg per day along with 4.5kg of roughage will approx. provide the following levels of vitamins and minerals:
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