Energy density is the amount of energy available for utilisation per kilo of feed. For example, straw and high fibre chop is low in energy density so this means the horse or pony has to eat a lot to get a little, this may fit sedentary animals especially those with little requirement for any extra energy to build up condition but not for those using more energy for an activity or those that need to restore extra tissue and membrane because they would mathematically have to eat more than they are able to.
The answer is to start raising energy density. Good hay and grazing will raise the bar a little but if the energy concentration of the hay is less than what the horse needs in every kilo it eats in a day that may still not be adequate. The grass will raise it a little more but then another problem can be encountered d, that of sufficient time, this is because the grass is in most part water so to raise the energy more than a little long hours grazing is needed and that may not be practical or possible.
This is where Cavena comes in as what is needed is a small quantity of a very safe high-density feed to add to the diet or lots of a medium-density feed, Caneva is the former very safe very palatable and quite free of contaminants of grains and by-products designated for animal consumption only. Cavena is also excellent as a small addition to the diet of horses and ponies that for various reasons are permanently only allowed a low-calorie high fibre diet as it provides some welcome oil and quite importantly some glycogen that is necessary for sufficient enzyme production in the liver for the metabolism
Instructions for use – Mix in with contents of the regular bucket feed. Feed on a daily basis to all horses and ponies including youngstock, breeding and performance horses.