Cavalor FiberForce Textured Horse Feed, 33 Lbs. is a high fiber feed that is very low in sugar and starch, suitable for horses with ailments such as stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal problems, insulin resistance, laminitis, Cushing’s disease, PSSM, colic or muscle problems. Fiberforce contains a mix of key fiber sources as well as specially designed extruded fiber pellets. The formula has a very low amount of sugar (3%) and starch (5%) in comparison to other complete horse feeds. The total sugar and starch content is also lower than most standard types of hay. This is the lowest NSC feed on the market as of 2018.
- Indication of Use: Quantity per 220 lbs of live body weight. Feed as a supplementary concentrate in addition to sufficient roughage (hay/straw): max. 2 lbs of Cavalor® FiberForce. Feed as a complete feed for horses with specific conditions, experiencing issues with hay intake: max. 4 lbs of Cavalor® FiberForce.
- Safe for your Special Needs Horse: The low levels of sugar (3%) and starch (5%) in FiberForce avoid the quick absorption of sugars in the small intestine, preventing rapid spikes in blood sugar known to aggravate existing metabolic disorders. This feed is designed to release evenly and slowly throughout the day to help reduce bursts of insulin in the blood, making it safe for horses prone to laminitis, ulcers, tying-up, equine polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) or other muscle disorders.
- Energy From Fats: Horses performing aerobic activity use oxygen to draw energy from fat sources. Fat is an important component for the diet of a horse performing in any endurance sport. It’s important to provide the proper amounts of fat in the horse’s diet, as research indicates there is little difference between the effectiveness of a diet with 7-8% fat or many of the high fat formulas currently available.
- Alfalfa Stems: The stems of alfalfa are high fiber and can help reduce the acidity in the stomach. The long stems encourage horses to chew, which helps them produce more saliva. Saliva helps buffer acid production in the stomach. Long fibers also help slow the passage of feed through the digestive tract.
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