A horse's digestion physiology, as plant eater and former plain-dwelling animal, is based on a high raw-fiber, richly structured diet. Despite domestication and changes in horse usage, the structure and function of the digestion system, as well as the measure of food intake, have remained the same. A horse's relatively small stomach is designed to receive a constant supply of smaller quantities of feed, important not only for an undisturbed digestion, but also for the psyche and particularly the well-being of the horse.
For this, roughage products provide a solid foundation as they satisfy the horse's strong need to chew and offer sufficiently long feeding times. Due to the large quantities required (a 600kg body weight requires approx. 9kg roughage) by a horse each day, it is recognized that roughage products must form the main constituent of each and every horse's diet. To maintain or restore healthy intestinal flora, the micro-organisms found in the large intestine are dependent on the flow of high quality fiber in sufficient amounts. In the event of a continued lack of high-fiber roughage, this can have far-reaching consequences on the horse's health (e.g. destruction of intestinal flora, colic, stool water, emaciation). The use of contaminated or over-ripe roughage, as well as excessive grain feeding, not only leads to considerable digestion problems, but also presents a strain on the horse's entire body.
PRE ALPIN® WIESENFLAKES® are a high-quality forage alternative from Agrobs®, made with innovative production methods for a palatable and highly digestible feed. Used either to supplement the horse’s base feed ration or mixed in with the manger feed – PRE ALPIN® WIESENFLAKES® are ideal for increasing your horse’s daily intake of high-quality crude fibre. They also support digestion and promote a healthy gut microbiome. PRE ALPIN® WIESENFLAKES® are produced with a flake-like form for easy feeding and are ready to serve in 5 minutes, even with cold water.
PRE ALPIN® WIESENFLAKES® are formulated to meet the needs of senior horses as well as horses with dental problems and difficulty chewing. They are quick-soaking and palatable.
AREAS OF USE:
- Over 60 different kinds of meadow grasses and herbs
- Optimum supply of crude fibre
- High in natural vitamins, trace elements, and minerals
- No molasses
- No added essential oils or artificial aromas
- Low in protein
- Low in starch and fructans
- Free of mould and dust
- as basic feed (100% hay substitute)
- for enhancement of hay, silage, pasture
- as substitute for concentrated feed
- in case of undersupply with applicable crude fibre e.g. due to tooth loss
- in case of respiratory problems due to dust and mould in the basic feed
- in case of age-related weight loss
- for increasing fluid intake
- extends feeding time
- for masking medication