HYGAIN RELEASE should be introduced to your horse’s diet gradually. Feeding amount may be influenced by age, breed, exercise intensity, desired body condition and climate.
HYGAIN RELEASE is a highly palatable, digestible energy source. Care should be taken to match feed intake to workload. Reduce feed intake on rest days, if horses gain weight and/or training regime is interrupted. HYGAIN RELEASE is a complete feed and as such the addition of any other grains only serves to dilute the nutritional balance of the feed. Horses in full work on average will require 3-6kg of HYGAIN RELEASE per day and a minimum of 1.5% of body weight as fibre such as quality hay and/or chaff. Do not feed additional selenium with HYGAIN RELEASE without consulting a veterinarian.
During periods of heavy sweat loss additional supplementation with an electrolyte such as HYGAIN REGAIN is recommended.
These tips have been shown to be important in the management of many horses with the tying-up syndrome
1. Slow days: Replace trotting and cantering with walking and swimming.
2. Fast days: Warm-up walk only, fast work at 15 seconds per furlong or better every 4 to 5 days.
3. Equestrian & endurance horses: Commencing the work session with a 800 to 1000 meters strong canter at around 480 meters/min or 28 km/hour.
- Introduce HYGAIN RELEASE to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
- Feed by weight and not by volume.
- Feed a minimum of 1.5% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
- Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
- Ensure horses have access to clean water.
- Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist.
- For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN.