Questions and answers about AGROBS

On this page you will find the most important questions and answers concerning AGROBS feed products. Use the product navigation to go directly to your product.
 
What are amino acids and for what does the body need them?
Amino acids are the individual components of proteins (proteinogenic amino acids). After water, proteins and their single components, the amino acids, are the second most contained substance in a horse's body.

Amino acids are not only components of musculature, tendons and ligaments, skin and hair but also components of the immune system and basic substance for enzymes and hormones. Amino acids function as blood protein bodies and fulfil different functions of transportation. They are parts of the membranes, protect the neural pathways and are carries of genetic information.

Why a sufficient supply with all essential amino acids is so important, can be explained by the minimum principle by Liebig.     keep on reading

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Do hay and grass not have enough protein, in order to supply the horse with amino acids?
Many times not, because the digestibility of proteins varies. Also, hay harvested late, does not contain high amount of protein and, therefore, no high amount of essential amino acids. Especially the essential amino acid threonine is only slightly contained in hay harvested late - often the horses show a deficiency here. 
What horses specifically should be supported with Amino Pur?
1.  Horses with an increased need of amino acids:
  • horses during muscle build-up training
  • horses with metabolic disorders (e.g. Cushing)
  • Pregnant and lactating mares  
  • aged horses  
  • horses with a heavy coat 
  • horses that have problems during coat changing  
  • sick horses

2. Horses, that are fed low in protein:

  • easy keepers / ponies  
  • horses with EMS  
  • horses with liver or kidney diseases  
  • horses, that have a grain-free diet  
  • horses with summer eczema
Can my horse be overdosed with amino acids by Amino Pur? Can this lead to problems?
When feeding according to the feeding recommendation, an overdosage of amino acids is not possible.

But, just as in cases of an extended supply of protein, also excessive and long-lasting feeding of exceeded amounts of Amino Pur (excessively more than the feeding recommendation) can burden the horse's detoxication functions.
Can I permanently feed Amino Pur or should it only be supplemented as a cure?
Both options are possible. Permanent feeding makes sense when the ration is low in protein on a long-term basis and, therefore, contains an insufficient amount of essential amino acids (often the case in easy keepers or horses with metabolic disorders).

Cure-type feeding can be suggested in cases of sporadic increased need, e.g. in the late phase of pregnancy, lactation, after sickness, during coat changing, during training/competition,...
Is Amino Pur also appropriate for horses with a sensitive metabolism?
Yes, definitely! Especially horses with a sensitive metabolism often need a special diet, which provides an insufficient amount of essential amino acids (e.g. feeding hay harvested late, grain-free diet,…).
Does Amino Pur substitute a mineral feed or should this be supplemented additionally?
Amino Pur is purely a supplier of amino acids and, therefore, does not replace mineral feed. An adequate mineral feed should be fed in addition.
How does Amino Pur have the best effect?
There are indications, that supplementation of amino acids shortly before as well as shortly after performance is most reasonable for further processing in the horse's body.
Is Amino Pur conform to ADMR, can I feed it to eventing horses?
Yes, Amino Pur can be fed directly before or during competition. Waiting periods are not necessary.
What is the difference to conventional mash?
AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash does not contain bran and is completely free of grain and molasses. Therefore, it can also be fed on a daily basis.
Why can it be fed on a daily basis?
Because it contains no bran. Bran is very rich in phosphorus and leads to an excess of phosphorus, if fed over a long period of time. Further, the daily feeding of bran can have a laxative effect. 
When should AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash be fed on a daily basis?
In case of digestive problems (stomach, intestine) or underweight horses. Basically, Feeding mash as cure is always better than 2 - 3 times per week, as otherwise there is always a change of feed. 
What amount of AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash can be fed?
A horse cannot overgorge with mash (as also with hay). Suggested amount is 80 - 100 g per 100 kg ideal body weight.
How long must AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash be soaked (with warm or cold water)?
5 - 10 min with warm water
10 - 15 min with cold water
Does AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash have to be cooked?
No. 
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash be fed to horses with a sensitive metabolism (EMS, Cushing, PSSM)?
Yes. Obese horses with EMS should receive a small amount.
Why is AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash prebiotic?
Due to the contained Prenatura® fibres, that have a positive effect on the desired intestinal flora. 
Is AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash also probiotic?
No, because no bacteria or yeasts are added.
Is AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash laxative?
No.
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash be fed after a colic?
Yes. In these cases it is especially appropriate due to its positive effect on the intestinal flora.
Is AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash also appropriate for horses with KPU?
Yes, because it enhances a healthy intestinal flora which is a very important factor in case of KPU.
Are the components of AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash free of doping? I have an eventing horse.
Yes, because the percentage of the contained herbs does not exceed 0.5 %.
Is the amount of psyllium in AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash enough, if my horse has problems with sand colics?
No, in these cases psyllium additionally should be fed in higher doses as cure.
Why is apple yeast in AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash? Is this not too much sugar?
Due to the contained pectins, hemicellulose and cellulose, apple yeast has a positive effect on the digestive tract. The apple yeast still contains a little bit of sugar - but the amount is not very high.

Apple:                 sugar per kg dry substance (DS): 687 g (Wikipedia apple)
Apple yeast:     sugar per kg DS: 228 g (DLG feeding value table for pigs)
1 apple 125 g = 12,9 g → 141 g of AlpenGrün Mash = 1 apple
Does it contain alfalfa?
No, AGROBS AlpenGrün Mash does not contain alfalfa.
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli also be fed to aged horses?
Yes, as far as the teeth are still all right und it is sufficiently chewed and salivated.
What amount can be fed?
A horse cannot overgorge with Müsli (as also with hay). Suggested amount is 80 - 100 g per 100 kg ideal body weight.
Is AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli more appropriate for easy keepers or obese horses?
For both types. Easy keepers are fed only small amount, so that voluminous feed fills the crib. Hard keepers can be fed large amount.
Can it be extended with other AGROBS feed?
Yes, without any problems.
Is AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli appropriate for horses with EMS?
Yes, but small amount because these horses have to have a low-sugar diet and often are obese and need to lose weight. 
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli be fed permanently?
Yes.
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli also be fed to gravid horses?
Yes, AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli contains only a small amount of raspberry leaves and, therefore, cannot induce labour. 
Are the components of AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli free of doping? I have an eventing horse.
Yes, because the percentage of the contained herbs does not exceed 0.5 %.
When feeding AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli, does a mineral feed have to be supplemented?
No, because the amount of contained trace elements, such as selenium, is too little. For supplementation, we suggest our adapted AGROBS mineral feed, e.g. Naturmineral, Weidemineral Cobs or Seniormineral.
Why is apple yeast in AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli? How does the apple influence the sugar content?
Due to the contained pectins, hemicellulose and cellulose, apple yeast has a positive effect on the digestive tract. The apple yeast still contains a little bit of sugar - but the amount is not very high. 
Can AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli be fed as substitute for concentrated feed? Does my horse get enough energy?
Yes. For individual feeding advice, please contact our feeding specialists. 
Is alfalfa in AGROBS AlpenGrün Müsli?
No, AlpenGrün Müsli does not contain alfalfa. The dried green fibres consists of meadow grasses and herbs.
What is Grünhafer?
AGROBS Grünhafer consists of the complete oat plant, harvested before developing their grains (before building up starch).
Is Grünhafer appropriate for horses sensitive to starch?
Yes, because it does not contain grains (starch), yet.
How much can/must be fed per day?
For supplementation of basic feed: 100 - 500 g per 100 kg ideal body weight.   
As grain substitute: 1.2 kg of Grünhafer substitute approximately 1 kg of grain.
For which horses is AGROBS HaferWiese Strukturmüsli appropriate?
  • For horses with an increased need of fast-available energy.
  • For horses that tolerate grain (oats)
How high is the percentage of oats?
The percentage of oats is at 50%.
Does a mineral feed have to be supplemented?
Yes, because AGROBS HaferWiese Strukturmüsli is not mineralised, a mineral feed, such as e.g. AGROBS Naturmineral, should be supplemented. All declared mineral substances, trace elements and vitamins are of native origin.
Is it appropriate for horses with dental problems?
No. Although AGROBS HaferWiese Strukturmüsli can be fed soaked, a combination of AlpenGrün Mash and oats (crushed or in flakes) would be more appropriate as an alternative in case of dental problems.
At what amount can substituting mineral feed be discontinued?
When feeding 700 g per 100 kg ideal body weight, mineral feed must not be supplemented. Larger amounts of Horse Alpin should be divided in to several small portions.
What size are the pellets?
A diameter of approximately 8 mm
Do Horse Alpin Senior have to be soaked?
No, it can be fed dry or dampened.
If Horse Alpin Senior is fed without dampening or soaking, is there a risk of oesophageal obstruction?
In general, Horse Alpin Senior is appropriate for dry feeding. However, in fast eaters as well as in horses that gulp, it should be dampened or soaked.
Can Horse Alpin Senior be fed to horses with known problems of laminitis?
In case of laminitis, it is better to fed a grain-free diet. In these cases our AlpenGrün Müsli, our PreAlpin Senior, … are especially appropriate.
Is Horse Alpin Senior appropriate for horses with metabolic disorders, such as EMS and Cushing?
Insulin resistance can occur in both diseases. Therefore, the ration should be free of grain, which means Horse Alpin Senior is not appropriate.
In case of sole feeding of Horse Alpin Senior, is an additional mineral feed needed?
Yes, the new recipe does NOT include Naturmineral.
Why is Naturmineral not included in Horse Alpin Senior anymore? Is that a disadvantage for the client?
No, a much more individual diet, adapted to the individual horse, is possible now. Mineral feed always should be fed demand-oriented.
Can Horse Alpin Senior be fed to horses with dental problems?
Yes, preferably soaked in this case.
Which ingredients is Kraftpaket composed of?
Of meadow grasses and herbs, alfalfa and the complete maize plant.
For which type of horses is Kraftpaket especially appropriate?
For horses with a high need of energy.
How much can/must be fed per day?
For enhancement of basic feed: 300 - 500 g per 100 kg ideal body weight 
As grain substitute: 1 kg of Kraftpaket substitutes approximately 1 kg of grain
Why are green oats mix in?
In order to optimise the calcium-phosphorus-ratio and to reduce the amount of protein.
Why can I not buy this product in a paper sack?
Due to productional and logistical reasons as well as better recycling capability of the foil in comparison to a paper sac, lined with foil (which would be necessary).
What is the difference to AGROBS Luzernecobs?
It is not pressed - it is a chaffed product. AGROBS Luzernecobs do not contain Grünhafer.
Which amount can be fed daily?
As supplementation to basic feed: 100 - 500 g per 100 kg ideal body weight 
As grain substitute: 1.2 kg of Luzerne+ substitute approximately 1 kg of grain
Is it more appropriate for easy keepers or obese horses?
For hard keepers, respectively horses with an increased need of energy.
Does Luzerne+ have to be dampened?
Luzerne+ is normally fed dry. If necessary, it can be dampened. 
Is Luzerne+ also appropriate for old horses?
Yes, as far as the teeth are still all right und it is sufficiently chewed and salivated.
Why does Luzerne+ contain oil?
In order to hold the fines together and to avoid the fibres from breaking. Further, the content of important essential fatty acids is increased.
Is Luzerne+ mixed with straw?
No.
Is Luzerne+ free of molasses?
As all of our products, also Luzerne+ is free of molasses. 
Is the alfalfa cultivated with the green oats?
Yes, but both plants are grown in combination on one field.
Do the Luzernecobs consist of only alfalfa?
Yes, AGROBS Luzernecobs contain only the whole alfalfa plant. No pressing aids were added.
Can I feed alfalfa during grazing season?
This depends on pasture time and pasture quality. In horses, that are sensitive to protein or in case of long times on pasture with protein-rich grass, the ration of Luzerne perhaps should be reduced.
What is the difference to corn flakes?
AGROBS Maiscobs consists of the complete plant - so stems, leaves and ears. Maize flakes are produced from the maize kernels and provide the horse with great amount of starch. 
Is the starch broken down?
Yes, through the build-up of heat during pressing.
For which horses are Maiscobs especially appropriate?
For hard keepers, underweight horses and horses that have to perform in endurance.
What amount can be fed maximally per day?
Approximately 300 g per 100 kg ideal body weight per day.
Are Maiscobs appropriate as hay substitute?
Only partially - not as complete hay substitute because starch is contained due to the kernel and the content of crude fibre is lower than in hay.
Do Maiscobs have to be soaked?
Only in horses, that gulp or are jealous of feed as well as in horses with dental problems.
Do Maiscobs contain a great amount of protein?
No, quite the contrary. Maiscobs are extremely low in protein and, therefore, are appropriate for a low-protein diet.
How high is the percentage of organically bonded trace elements?
This averages at 50 %. Selenium is present as selenium yeast to 100 % in organic form.
Is Naturmineral also appropriate for horses with metabolic disorders, such as EMS and Cushing?
Yes, because it contains no grain and no molasses and has low contents of starch and sugar
What is the dosage of Naturmineral?
Horses without a deficiency need 10 g per 100 kg body weight. In horses, that have an increased need (e.g. due to deficiency, coat changing, sickness, stress,…), the amount should be increased to 15 g per 100 kg body weight.
Why is so little iron contained in Naturmineral?
Because most horses have a sufficient intake of iron from hay and because also the AGROBS products contain enough iron.
Can PreAlpin Aspero be fed to my old horse?
Here it depends on the dental status. If individual teeth are missing or the teeth are worn, PreAlpin Aspero probably cannot be chewed adequately. The product PreAlpin Senior should be preferred here.
Which amount has to be fed?
That is dependent on many factors. In general, a horse cannot be overfed with PreAlpin Aspero. An easy keepers, however, can gain weight when fed excessive amounts and then become fat. As hay substitute, 1 kg of PreAlpin Aspero substitutes 1 kg of hay.

For an individual suggestion of the amount for your horse, please talk to our feeding experts.
Can PreAlpin Aspero be fed to horses with laminitis or EMS?
Yes, it is free of molasses and low in starch and sugar. The amount of feed should be adjusted to the body condition of the particular horse.
Does the contained oil not turn rancid?
No. This is because the linseed oil is sprayed on the fibre and quickly infiltrates the fibre (notice that the product does not seem oily). The relatively high native contents of vitamin E and carotene serve as natural antioxidant - whereby the fatty acids are stabilised. 
Ears are found in PreAlpin Aspero, does it nevertheless contain grain?
No, PreAlpin Aspero does not contain any grain.
Why does it contain oil?
In order to hold the fines together and to avoid the fibres from breaking. Further, the content of important essential fatty acids is increased.
Does PreAlpin Aspero have to be dampened before feeding?
Not necessarily.
As all chaffed products, PreAlpin Aspero should be dampened before feeding, if the horse produces too little saliva (e.g. due to insufficient water intake). Some horses prefer PreAlpin Aspero when it was dampened. 
How should I feed PreAlpin Compact?
Either place in the crib or in a hay net. This keeps the horses occupied for a longer period of time.
Does PreAlpin Compact have to be soaked?
No.
What is the advantage over hay?
Overall better quality due to warm air-drying:
o   free of mildew
o   free of dust
o   richer in vital substances
o   consistent quality throughout the year
o   especially produced for horses
Simple transport and feeding, e.g. at competitions, trail rides, during transport...
How long do the horses need to eat one cube?
Very different - depending on the horse's interest for the feed
Is PreAlpin Compact also appropriate for horses sensitive to dust?
Yes, very much.
Can PreAlpin Compact be fed to my aged horse or to a horse with dental problems?
Not really. PreAlpin Senior should be fed in this case.
How much does one PreAlpin Compact weigh?
Approximately 1 kg
For which horses are PreAlpin Light Protein Light Flakes appropriate?
In case of protein hypersensitivity or for horses, that should receive a low-protein nutrition (e.g. in case of liver or kidney problems). Further, PreAlpin Protein Light Flakes is appropriate for horses, that show an allergic reaction to different meadow grasses or horses, that should not consume herbs, due to a homoeopathic treatment. 
Are PreAlpin Protein Light Flakes better for horses with laminitis than PreAlpin Wiesencobs?
No, due to the slightly higher content of starch in PreAlpin Protein Light Flakes, PreAlpin Wiesencobs are more appropriate for horses sensitive to laminitis.

Pre Alpin Senior

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What is the difference to PreAlpin Wiesencobs?
Concerning the ingredients, only the linseed oil, but also the form of application.
Why is PreAlpin Senior more expensive than PreAlpin Wiesencobs?
Because the production is costlier (PreAlpin Senior is produced from Wiesencobs).
Can PreAlpin Senior be fed as sole hay substitute?
Yes.
Does the PreAlpin Senior have to be fed dampened or soaked or is a dry feeding possible?
Horses, that drink enough water and, therefore, produce enough saliva, can be fed with dry PreAlpin Senior. Unfortunately, many aged horses have an insufficient intake of water. Here, dampening the feed is appropriate. 
When does soaked PreAlpin Senior begin to ferment?
Depending on the outside temperature. On hot summer days, they should not be soaked overnight. 3 hours at maximum during summer.
Which amount has to be fed?
Depending on body condition and amount of hay. 1 kg of PreAlpin Senior substitutes 1 kg of hay.
Why is linseed oil contained in PreAlpin Senior?
In order to hold the fines together and to avoid the fibres from breaking. Further, the content of important essential fatty acids is increased.
How much linseed oil is mixed in?
2 %, cold pressed
How does this lead to weight gain in my underweight senior horse?
By feeding PreAlpin Senior in addition to hay, respectively substitutes the hay at a 1:1 ratio.
Is it only appropriate for seniors (aged horses)?
Concerning its ingredients, it is appropriate for every horse. Due to the fine fibres with little structure, it is especially appropriate for horses with dental problems (aged horses).
Is PreAlpin Senior also appropriate for horses with the Cushing syndrome?
Yes. It is free of molasses as well as low in starch and sugar.
How long is the shelf life of PreAlpin Senior?
1 year - dry and cool storage provided
Are the AGROBS hay substitutes an adequate hay substitution?
Yes, concerning the digestive physiology.

But because the intake of this feed is a little faster in comparison to the intake of hay, enough occupation (e.g. straw, branches, movement, other horses,…) has to be provided when feeding solely.
Which advantages do the AGROBS hay substitutes have over hay or haylage?
-  due to the gentle harvest and conservation by warm air-drying, the quality is always higher
     o   free of mildew
     o   free of dust
     o   richer in vital substances and nutrients
- consistent quality throughout the year
- high content of crude fibre by using the first harvest
- safe ration calculation is possible due to current analysis values
- produced especially for horses
Do the PreAlpin Wiesencobs have to be soaked?
They should be soaked before feeding in case of fast eaters, in horses with dental problems, in case of jealousy about feed, in case of nervous horses (when at risk for oesophageal obstructions).
What is the feeding recommendation for the AGROBS hay substitutes?
Depending on the amount of fed hay/haylage/grass/straw as well as the horse's needs, the feeding requirement differs and should be made individually. 1 kg of the AGROBS hay substitutes substitute 1 kg of hay. 1.2 kg of AGROBS hay substitute product substitutes approximately 1 kg of grain.
What amount of water is needed?
Depending on the desired consistency: soak 1 kg Wiesencobs with 1.5 - 3 litres of water
Should the cobs be soaked in warm or cold water?
Both are possible. The cobs dissolve a little bit faster in warm water und some horses like something warm in winter. Due to the warm water, the contained herbs smell stronger - some horses like that, some do not.
How long should they be soaked?
Approximately 20 - 30 min. 
Why do some cobs not dissolve well?
Those are cobs with a higher content of leaves that are, therefore, pressed firmer. These need a longer time to soak.
Why are the cobs partly dark green and partly yellowish?
Because the cobs are from different meadows and are mixed with each other after harvesting, in order to achieve an ideal content of crude fibre and crude protein and to increase biodiversity.
Is straw mixed in (light coloured, yellowish cobs, fibre)?
No, the lighter cobs and fibres originate from harvested grasses, very rich in crude fibre and stalky. 
Can other feed, e.g. oats, be mixed with the cobs?
Yes.
My horse does not eat the cobs, what can be done?
Mix with feed that your horse likes and then reduce your feed gradually. Try an alternative product (such as e.g. PreAlpin Wiesenflakes, PreAlpin Aspero, Grünhafer,…). Mix with carrot juice or apple juice.
Do horses lose or gain weight with the Wiesencobs - are they appropriate for easy keepers or obese horses?
The amount makes the difference. The cobs contain more nutrients than hay, however, provide less energy than grain. The cobs can be fed to underweight horses for build-up (then in addition to hay) or as grain substitute/treat in obese horses or horses sensitive to grain.
How long is the shelf life of the cobs?
At least 1 year - dry storage provided
Which herbs do the cobs contain?
No added medicinal herbs, only natural meadow herbs (ribgrass, yarrow, wild carrot, dandelion, caraway, cow parsley, meadow sage).
Are the contained herbs impairing during homoeopathic treatment?
No, no medicinal herbs (such as e.g. peppermint) are contained, only meadow herbs.
Are the herbs in the AGROBS hay substitutes doping relevant?
No, because the herbs are not added and the percentage of each herb does not exceed 0.5 % in the product.
When do soaked cobs begin to ferment?
Depending on the outside temperature. On hot summer days, they should not be soaked overnight. 3 hours at maximum during summer.
How much soaked cobs can maximally be fed per meal? Can it lead to an overloading of the stomach?
Approximately 3 kg of cobs per portion. Because the cobs' resting time in the stomach is not very long and horses normally do not take in such great amounts of cobs without a break.
Can dry cobs lead to a stomach impaction? Or to intestinal obstruction?
No. Fast eaters, that do not dissolve the cobs sufficiently in their mouth through salivation, tend to get oesophageal obstruction. Therefore, soak cobs before feeding to these kind of horses.
Can the cobs be fed to a horse with laminitis or would Protein Light be better?
The cobs can be fed to horses with laminitis. The amount has to be adjusted to the horse's body condition. Protein Light is not more appropriate for horses with laminitis than Wiesencobs.
Can AGROBS hay substitutes be fed to horses with a sensitive metabolism?
In general, yes. AGROBS hay substitutes can be fed to horses with a sensitive metabolism (e.g. Cushing, laminitis, PSSM, EMS), or sick horses. The amount of feed should be adjusted to the horse's body condition and its requirements.

Contact our employees for feeding advice.
What is the difference to less expensive cobs?
o only the first harvest
o higher biodiversity
o no grass waste
o no pure energy grass mixtures (sugar-rich grasses such as ryegrass)
o made from fresh grass and not from hay
o consistent quality
o no molasses               
How can the grass be pressed to cobs / How do the cobs stick together? Do they contain molasses?
Wiesencobs do not contain molasses. The cobs merely stick together due to the pressure that develops during pressing.
What is the difference to PreAlpin Wiesencobs?
The form of administration. PreAlpin Wiesenflakes are produced from PreAlpin Wiesencobs by cutting the cobs.
What is the advantage over PreAlpin Wiesencobs?
The advantage is the shorter soaking time for Wiesenflakes.
How long do PreAlpin Wiesenflakes have to be soaked?
Depending on the water temperature, approximately 5 - 10 minutes.
When do soaked PreAlpin Wiesenflakes begin to ferment?
Depending on the outside temperature. On hot summer days, they should not be soaked overnight. 3 hours at maximum during summer.
Which advantages do PreAlpin Wiesenflakes have over hay or haylage?
Overall better quality due to warm air-drying:
o   free of mildew
o   free of dust
o   richer in vital substances
o   consistent quality throughout the year
Can PreAlpin Wiesenflakes be fed as substitute for concentrated feed?
Yes, especially in horses that do not tolerate grain, such product should substitute the conventional crib feed. Depending on the kind of concentrated feed, approximately 1.2 - 1.5 kg of PreAlpin Wiesenflakes substitute 1 kg of grain.
Are the contained herbs impairing during homoeopathic treatment?
No, because no medicinal herbs (such as e.g. peppermint) are contained, only meadow herbs.
What is the difference between Seniormineral and Naturmineral?
AGROBS Seniormineral is adapted to the needs of aged horses. Further, Seniormineral contains essential amino acids in order to support muscle build-up or maintenance.
Is Seniormineral also free of grain and molasses?
Yes. Our Seniormineral is, therefore, also appropriate for horses with metabolic problems. 
Due to its higher contents of minerals and trace elements, is Seniormineral also appropriate for young horses during growth?
Yes, our Seniormineral is also appropriate as mineral feed for younger horses, during growth or for pregnant mares, respectively all horses with an increased need.
Can Selen Pur be supplemented without harm?
No. Because an overdosage of selenium can become toxic fast, a possible deficiency should be clarified prior to supplementation. Please contact your treating veterinarian! 
Which type of bond is Selen Pur?
It is a combination of organic selenium yeast and fast-acting sodium selenite. 
Why is vitamin E included?
Selenium as well as vitamin E have a function as radical quencher and, therefore, prevent oxidative cell damage. Because selenium and vitamin E complement each other in their biochemical function, selenium was combined with vitamin E in AGROBS Selen Pur.
Can Selen Pur also be fed to horses with a sensitive metabolism (e.g. laminitis, Cushing, EMS, PSSM)?
Yes, because no sugar or starch is added. AGROBS Selen Pur only consists of selenium and vitamin E, dried green fibres and linseed. 
Which advantages does the AGROBS straw have over conventional straw?
AGROBS Stroh is warm air-dried after harvesting. This way it is free of mildew. In addition, it is cleaned and freed of dust.
How much straw can maximally be fed per day?
Maximally 0.5 kg per 100 kg ideal body weight
Which type of straw does the AGROBS straw contain?
A combination of barley and wheat straw.
Why is the AGROBS straw chaffed so short?
So that it can be fed better in the crib (e.g. to mix with other crib feed).
What is the difference to Naturmineral?
No vitamins are added to the Weidemineral-Cobs because this mineral feed was developed especially for horses with pasture turnout. Enough vitamins are taken in through the grass.

The form of administration is different. Weidemineral-Cobs can be fed by hand like a treat. This form of administration is even better when feeding within the herd (e.g. in case of all-day pasture).
What is the dosage of Weidemineral-Cobs?
10 - 15 g per 100 kg body weight per day. This is equivalent to 2 to 3 cobs per 100 kg body weight per day (1 cob = approximately 5 g).
How does a lack of zinc become apparent?
Zinc deficiency is quite common in Germany. Typical signs include problems with skin, coat and hoofs. But also an affinity to infections, respectively a weak immune system in general, can be caused by a zinc deficiency. A possible deficiency can be verified by blood exam.
Is there a risk of overdosing Zink Pur?
Adult horses are relatively tolerant concerning a shortly increased supply with zinc. However, Zink Pur should only be supplemented as cure. In case of a slight deficiency, a period of 3 to 4 weeks is normally sufficient to balance to deficiency. 
Which type of bond is Zink Pur?
Zinc is exclusively contained in its organic form as zinc chelate of amino acids.
Can Zink Pur also be fed to horses with a sensitive metabolism (e.g. laminitis, Cushing, EMS, PSSM)?
Yes, because no sugar or starch is added. ZinkPur only consists of zinc, dried green fibres and linseed.