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Optimum Equine Calmer for Nervous and Excitable horses/ponies
- Premium Grade Chelated Magnesium with B Group Vitamins
- Absorbed Effectively
- Pre & Pro Biotics to promote Digestive Calm
- Ideal for Excitable horses/ponies with anxious temperaments
- Key Benefits
Calmer Equine is a unique horse calming supplement with a DUAL approach to helping manage horses that are prone to nervous, anxious, excitable behaviour.
- Contains a unique blend of natural calming ingredients such as Chelated Magnesium and B group Vitamins
- Contains chelated Magnesium - 'anti stress mineral'
- Chelated Magnesium is a premium form of Magnesium resulting in more effective absorption
- Contains B group Vitamins which help relax muscles and the nervous system
Added benefit of Pre and Pro Biotics
- Contains a prebiotic (scFOS) and probiotic live yeast culture (Yea sacc 1026) which help stabilise and calm the digestive system
- Promotes Digestive Calm
- Many researchers now believe that some types of undesirable behaviour such as box walking and general irritability may be caused by digestive upset.
Perfect to use
- For excitable and spooky horses
- For horses prone to stress
- Before competition or during periods of box rest
Is competition safe - contains NO doping ingredients such as valerium.
Unlike many products on the market, Calmer Equine Plus does NOT contain tryptophan. Research suggests this does not have any calming effect on the horse but can adversely affect athletic performance causing horses to tire more quickly.
High Specification and great Value for Money – Only costs 86p per day based on 3kg tub for 500kg horse
- Detailed Benefits
Magnesium, often known as the anti-stress mineral, is one of the major minerals required by the horse and is involved in a number of important roles in your horse's body, including regulating blood pressure and the release of adrenaline, as well as relaxing the muscles and maintaining the nervous system.
Magnesium is used up more quickly during exercise or when under stress and depleted levels can lead to muscle tension, excitable behaviour and loss of concentration. For this reason working / competition horses tend to be particularly affected.
Many horses that get "spring fever" may also be suffering from magnesium deficiency. Spring grass when it is growing very fast is rich in protein and energy but tends to take up less magnesium than it does at other times of the year. This can also happen again in the Autumn but to a lesser degree.
Calmer Equine Plus contains a Chelated form of magnesium (magnesium metalosate) which is much more easily absorbed / digested than other cheaper materials that are often used.
B Group Vitamins
Calmer Equine contains vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B6 (Pyridoxine) and B3 (Niacin).
B group vitamins are all important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein and play an essential role in the function of the bodies nervous and muscular systems.
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, helps fuel the body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps your mucous membranes healthy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function.
Vitamin B6, (pyridoxine), helps brain function and helps the body convert protein to energy.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) is important for converting calories from protein, fat and carbohydrates into energy. But it also helps the digestive system function and promotes a normal appetite and healthy skin and nerves.
Vitamin E plays many roles in the body and is essential for maintaining muscles, the immune and nervous and cardiovascular systems. It is also a powerful natural antioxidant helping to mop up free radicals. Free radicals are waste products naturally produced by the body, but more so during exercise, which means that working horses tend to have a greater requirement for vitamin E.
Prebiotics & Probiotics
With billions of bacteria and hundreds of different species, the bacterial population of your horses gut can have a big influence on both performance and general health. Bacteria flourish by the fermentation of non-diestible feed components (fibre). As a by-product of this fermentation volatile fatty acids are produced. These VFA’s help maintain the intestinal ph at such a level that the harmful bacteria cannot proliferate
Calmer Equine contains both a prebiotic and a probiotic which work together to help soothe and calm the digestive system. Hence helping to relax nervous and excitable horses.
The prebiotic included in Calmer Equine is a special kind of sugar known as a short chain fructo-
oligosaccharide (scFOS). Derived from sugar beet the scFOS passes into the large intestine undigested. Once there, scientific trials have shown that it acts as a food source for friendly bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifobacteria which are able to digest it and therefore proliferate. This helps give a normal ph of the digestive tract avoiding the development of harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E.colli. This good balance of microflora gives the animal improved digestive comfort.
Yea-Sacc1026 is probiotic live yeast culture that works in the horses hind gut to improve the digestion of fibre and micro nutrients. Yea sacc has has gone through years of extensive trial work and is currently the only EU approved live yeast culture for use in horses. As a digestibility enhancer it is scientifically proven to ensure healthy fermentation of the feed resulting in maximum extraction of all nutrients. This helps to promote digestive calm in the horse, which is beneficial for health and behaviour.
Calmer Equine Plus contains a natural clay called sepiolite. Sepiolite has been shown to help absorb harmful toxins in the digestive system. These toxins (aflatoxin and mycotoxin) can be released by moulds and fungus sometimes present in hay and cereals.
- Formulation Table
Nutritional Formulation Per 50g (once a day)
Magnesium 4,000mg Short chain Fructo Oligosaccharide 10,000mg Yea sacc 1026 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 10,000mg (2.5 billion CFU) Niacin (Nicotinic acid) 350mg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 300mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 100mg Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 250mg Sepiolite clay 7.5%
- Feeding Guidelines
Daily Feeding Rate (Body weight - Typical height)
250kg - 12 hh - feed 0.5 scoops (25g)
500kg - 600kg 15 - 16.2 hh - feed 1 scoop (50g)
600kg + 16.2 - 17.2 hh - feed 1.25 scoops (62.5g)
How long will a tub last?
A 1.5kg tub will last 30 days for a 500kg horse.
A 3kg tub will last 60 days for 500kg horse.
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