Equilibra 500™ Feed Balancer

Contains 10 active nutraceuticals, including the Oatinol™ Delivery System

A high specification complementary feed designed to balance the natural high fibre diet of all horses and ponies and lay the foundation for healthy performance, vitality and condition.


Equilibra 500™ Feed Balancer

Contains 10 active nutraceuticals, including the Oatinol® Delivery System

A high specification complementary feed designed to balance the natural high fibre diet of all horses and ponies and lay the foundation for healthy performance, vitality and condition.


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What Are the Benefits of Feeding Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer? 

  • Helps to establish and maintain a healthy digestive system.
  • Allows the horse to thrive on a more natural forage/fibre based diet and the owner to maximise on less expensive feeds such as grass and hay.
  • Provides optimum daily vitamin and mineral content.
  • Provides a unique combination of 10 active nutraceuticals, including high levels of Omega 3 to support optimum health and performance.
  • Contains the unique Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Wheat gluten free.
  • A 100% Non GM, soya free formulation.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 2mm pellets.
  • ​Recommended to be fed with Fibregest, Alfalfa Soya Oil and Tiger Oats as part of the GWF Nutrition Equine Feeding Guide.

When Should I Feed Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer to My Horse or Pony?

Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer is suitable for feeding to all horses and ponies, regardless of age, size or workload.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Unique Oatinol® Delivery System

Explained - The 6 Active Nutraceuticals in Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer

A nutraceutical is defined as any substance that is a food or part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease (DeFelice, 1994).

Actisaf Sc47 Live Yeast

Actisaf Sc47 is an EU approved live yeast culture that helps stabilise conditions in the hindgut and maintain high levels of microbial fermentation activity to improve overall fibre digestion.

Concentrated Yeast Derived Oligosaccharides

Oligosaccharides provide a feed source for beneficial bacteria and support the natural expulsion of antagonists found in feed and the environment.

Hemp Oil Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Hemp Oil is probably the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world. This unique combination enables the animal to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA & DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.

Microscopic Toxin Binder

A blend of microscopic absorbent compounds that aid the natural expulsion of antagonists found in feed and the environment.

Oat Bran Concentrated Soluble Fibres

Soluble fibres contain betaglucans that support natural self-defence mechanisms in the bloodstream.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics provide specific nourishment for friendly, fibre digesting bacteria to maintain good digestion and release of nutrients for growth, breeding and performance.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Unique Oatinol Delivery System

A nutraceutical is defined as any substance that is a food or part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease (DeFelice, 1994).

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.

Phospholipids

Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

  • Introduce the recommended daily quantity of Equilibra 500 over a period of 4 days.
  • Split the total daily quantity by the number of daily feeds.
  • Simply mix with your horse or pony's normal feed.
  • Depending on the workload, please ensure the horse or pony receives adequate levels of forages and energy dense hard feeds.
  • ​1 measure = 250gm (a measure is available on request).

Step 1 - Daily Quantities

  • Foals from 4 Weeks of Age - 50gm (0.2 measures) / Day
  • Youngstock and Ponies from 10hh to 12hh - 250gm (1 measure) / Day
  • Youngstock and Ponies from 12hh to 16.2hh - 350gm (1.4 measures) / Day
  • Horses from 14hh to 16.2hh - 500gm (2 measures) / Day
  • Mares in Foal or Nursing up to 14hh - 500gm (2 measures) / Day
  • Performance Horses and Stallions up to 16.2hh - 500gm (2 measures) / Day
  • Horses Over 16.2hh - 600gm (2.4 measures) / Day
  • Mares in Foal or Nursing Over 14hh - 600gm (2.4 measures) / Day
  • Performance Horses and Stallions Over 16.2hh - 600gm (2.4 measures) / Day

Step 2 - Feed According to Workload

For Maintenance / Light Work, Feed:

  • Ad-lib forage products (i.e. grazing, hays, chaffs)

For Medium / Hard Work, Feed:

  • Ad-lib forage products (i.e. grazing, hays, chaffs)
  • Energy dense hard feeds (i.e. cereals, competition pellets, muesli mixes)

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis

Form & Pack Size(s)

Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in:

  • 20kg Bags

Analytical Constituents

  • 17% Crude Protein
  • 7% Crude Fat
  • 15% Crude Fibre
  • 8% Crude Ash
  • 14% Starch
  • 4% Sugar
  • 1.2% Calcium
  • 0.6% Phosphorus
  • 0.3% Sodium
  • 0.5% Magnesium
  • 3000mg/kg Omega 3 Fats

Composition

  • Black Oats
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Cane (Sugar) Molasses
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Seaweed Meal
  • 3.5% Vegetable Oils & Fats (Oatinol)
  • 0.5% Oligosaccharides
  • 0.5% Yeast Cell Wall

Nutritional Additives

Vitamins (/kg):

  • 44000iu Vitamin A (3a672a Retinyl Acetate)
  • 5000iu Vitamin D3 (3a671 Cholecalciferol)
  • 800mg Vitamin E (3a700 Alpha Tocopherol)
  • 200mcg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
  • 10mg Vitamin K (3a710)
  • 1250mcg Biotin (3a880)
  • 25mg Folic Acid (3a316)
  • 50mg Nicotinic Acid (3a314)
  • 30mg Pantothenic Acid (3a841)

Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 200mg Iron (Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate 3b103)
  • 2mg Iodine (Iodine (I) Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 3b202)
  • 100mg Copper (Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate 3b405 & 3b409 Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 100mg Manganese (Manganese (II) Oxide 3b502 & 3b507 Dimanganous Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 300mg Zinc (Zinc Oxide 3b603 & 3b609 Zinc Chloride Hydroxide Monohydrate)
  • 0.5mg Selenium (Sodium Selenite 3b8018 Inorganic)
  • 0.5mg Selenium (3b815 L-Selenomethionine

Zootechnical Additives

Gut Flora Stabilisers

  • 3e10 CFU/kg (Actisaf Sc47) Saccharomyces Cerevisiae NCYC Sc47, (EC 4b1702)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

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For Further Information: call: +44(0) 1225 708482 / email: info@gwfnutrition.com