Dunstan Athlete

Dunstan Athlete


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Dunstan Athlete is a high energy, semi-concentrate Oat balancer, formulated for working horses.

  • Oat free
  • Organic minerals
  • Added vegetable oil
  • Quality protein with added lysine
  • Natural vitamin E

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Dunstan Athlete
  • Dunstan Athlete has been formulated to provide a concentrated source of nutrients to the diet of the racehorse/performance horse. It is a semi-concentrate designed to meet the working horse’s requirements for protein, minerals and vitamins, without the need for further supplementation.

    As it is a semi-concentrate, Oats or alternative preferred unfortified ingredients can be added to meet the individual horse’s energy demands for body condition and performance.

    Added Vegetable Oil enhances skin and coat condition as well as providing a concentrated source of calories, contributing to the energy density of Dunstan Athlete.

    Dunstan Athlete contains a comprehensive formula of minerals. Minerals are provided as glycinate organic trace minerals resulting in improved bioavailability. This ensures maximum feed and nutrient utilisation, also aiding development of the natural immune system.

    Organic Selenium as Selenium Yeast is included to provide a highly available and safe form of Selenium.

    Dunstan Athlete includes highly bio-available Natural Vitamin E.
    Equine Safe
    Dunstan Horsefeeds are produced in Equine-Safe manufacturing plants, ensuring a product of premium quality, safety and performance.

    Professionally formulated for New Zealand Horses performing under New Zealand conditions.
  • Extruded Maize, Extruded Barley, Extruded Bran and Pollard, Linseed, Peas, Sunflower Seeds, Sugarbeet Flakes, Extracted Soya Bean Meal, Soya Bean Oil, Molasses, Salt, Limestone, Magnesium Oxide, Lysine, Vitamins and Minerals.
  • Typical Analysis (dry matter basis)

    Crude Protein 13.5%
    Fibre 4.5%
    Salt 2.5%
    Digestible Energy 15.5 MJ/KG

    Nutrient Composition – typical analysis per kilo of Dunstan Athlete (as fed)

    Crude Protein 120g
    Calcium 14.5g
    Phosphorus 6g
    Sodium 10g
    Chloride 14g
    Magnesium 3g
    Zinc 240mg
    Manganese 90mg
    Selenium (organic) .75mg
    Vitamin A20,000iu
    Vitamin D 2000iu
    Vitamin E 250mg
    Vitamin K 4mg
    Thiamine B1 12mg
    Riboflavin B2 12mg
    Pyridoxine B6 5mg
    Vitamin B12 100ug
    Niacin 40mg
    Pantothenate 20mg
    Biotin 200ug
    Folic Acid 3mg
    Choline 300mg
  • The above-recommended intakes of Dunstan Athlete are the minimum levels required at each feed (based on a 500kg body weight) to provide a full profile of vitamins and minerals. Further energy is provided by the addition of Oats as required.

    Dunstan Athlete is a high-energy formulation designed for the working horses.
    Rates per horse per day:

    Light work 1.5kg plus Oats as required
    Moderate work 2.5kg plus Oats as required
    Heavy work 3kg plus Oats as required
    • The recommended feeding rates for Dunstan Athlete are based on a 500kg horse.
    • Total daily feed intakes will vary depending on pasture availability and body condition. Horses are very much individuals with different metabolic efficiencies, some require a little more, others a little less, for the same level of activity.
    • Ensure adequate fibre intakes by providing 1 % - 1 .5% per day of the horse's body weight as chaff, hay, Dunstan Betabeet/Sugarbeet or pasture (on a Dry Matter basis).
    • It is advisable to split the daily hard feed into at least two feeds, preferably 3-4, but feed no more than 2.0 kg of Dunstan Athlete per meal.
    • Always introduce a new feed gradually over a period of 7 – 10 days, working up to the desired feed intake taking into consideration body condition and work level.
    General Notes
    Always ensure the Horse has access to clean drinking water.

    High Copper levels in Dunstan Athlete make it unsuitable for feeding to sheep.

    Dunstan Horsefeeds are best used within four months from the time of purchase.
    This ensures the vitamins included in Dunstan Horsefeeds remains efficacious to ensure optimum equine health.
    However, as is the case with human foods, “fresh is best”. So always aim to feed Dunstan products as fresh as you are able.

    A Hint on Storage of Dunstan Horsefeeds:
    When storing Dunstan Horsefeeds, it is important that it is kept in a clean, dry, cool and rodent-proof area to avoid potential moulds and/or contaminants.