This unique 18% Oil 18% Protein blend of human grade Porridge Oats (Oats without the husks) Marigold petal double infused Sunflower Oil and Steam cooked dry extruded whole ground soybeans is ideal for safely increasing the energy density of the diet by small amounts either for restoring energy or by maintaining it.
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 must 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 activity or those that need to restore extra tissue and membrane.
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 it may still not be adequate. Grass will raise it a little more but then another problem can be encountered, that of sufficient time, this is because 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, Cavena 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.
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