Feeding high-performance sport horses or horses that are difficult to feed poses special challenges. When the ability to ingest feed is reduced, it becomes more difficult to ensure an adequate supply of energy while maintaining a sufficient amount of raw fiber. Accordingly, using energy-rich basic feed is indispensable for healthy nutrition.
The entire corn plant - stem, leaves, and cobs - is used to make AGROBS MAISCOBS. This ensures that the horse will receive not only energy, but also sufficient raw fiber without its metabolism having to deal with too much starch. The plants are harvested at the optimum time, chaffed, and immediately dried in an modern drying plant using warm air. This gentle preservation process ensures there will be no nutrient-reducing fermentation and creates a product with a high energy density.
The advantage of corn cobs lies in their high raw fiber content combined with high energy density and low protein content (4.66 percent digestible raw protein). This ensures energy is released slowly and at a constant rate in the large intestine. This is a distinct benefit, especially for horses that have to perform at endurance activities such as distance, versatility and driving sports.
Nervous and temperamental horses also benefit from the high content of slow-digesting carbohydrates. Energy is released slowly and does not increase the excitability risk of nervous horses.
- low in protein
- high in energy
- free of additives
- 9 mm diameter
AREAS OF USE
- as build-up feed in times of increased need
- in underweight and/or old horses for build-up
- for a low-protein diet
- in case of endurance performance (e.g. in endurance or eventing horses)