Dunstan Fibre Plus

Dunstan Fibre Plus Pellets are a specialist complete feed formulation for young growing horses, weanlings and yearlings.

Dunstan Fibre Plus provides the same exacting nutrient standards as Dunstans Weanling and Yearling mixes but with added fibre, and in a pelleted form.

Some breeders prefer to offer greater quantities of fibre to their young horses in an attempt to minimise any effect from feeding high levels of carbohydrate which may compromise the natural intestinal flora of the horses digestive system. This may possibly lead to general digestive disorder, vices and perhaps colic. Additional fibre will also provide extra warmth during the winter months as a result of fibre digestion and its associated heat increment.

The higher fibre content of Fibre Plus may aid in slowing down the consumption of starchy cereals and provide for a more controlled release of blood glucose and insulin. This effect may have a positive influence over bone formation and freedom from joint abnormalities.

To many stud breeders a high fibre intake is synonymous of a natural digestive process and an option of feeding additional fibre in pellet form is an alternative to the more conventional cereal mixes.

Dunstan Fibre Plus contains both quality meadow hay and lucerne to complement each other as fibre providers.

Dunstan Fibre Plus Pellets offer the combination of proven nutrient values to provide for good growth rates and sound bone and joint development, with the added benefit of quality meadow hay and lucerne for a natural digestive process.

This specialty feed also contains:

  • Mannan Oligosaccharide and Aluminosilicate Clay are included as nutritional aids towards maintaining digestive physiology for the horse at pasture
  • Levucell, a live yeast culture to enhance the development of beneficial microflora in the caecum for improved nutrient digestion, in particular, phosphorus utilisation, an important component of bone development.
  • Selenium Yeast, the organic form of selenium for optimum assimilation of this important trace mineral.

Ingredients

Barley, Soya Bean Meal, Soya Hulls, Broll (Wheat By-Product), Milk Powder Blend, Meadow Hay, Lucerne, Molasses, Salt, Amino Acids, Soya Bean Oil, Limestone, Minerals and Vitamins, Mannan Oligosaccharide, Aluminosilicate Clay, live yeast culture Levucell, Organic Selenium, Zeolite, Lysine, Apple Flavouring.

Typical Analysis per Kg Dry Matter  

Crude Protein 19.0%  
Fibre 9.0%  
Fat 4.0%  
Salt 1.5%  

DE Energy 13.0 Mj/Kg

Feeding Recommendations

Dunstan Fibre Plus is a complete feed formulated to balance pasture for protein, energy, minerals and vitamins and should not be mixed with other feeds or supplements. Good quality pasture and hay should be fed in conjunction with Fibre Plus to provide adequate roughage intake. Regular exercise is an important management aspect in ensuring good bone and joint development.

FEEDING GUIDE:

 

Weanling April - October 3-4 Kg / day
Yearling November - February 4-6 Kg / day

Offer the daily feed allowance in as many feeds as possible but certainly no less than two feeds per day.

Should pasture growth be of exceptional quality due to enhanced seasonal conditions, or an animal be growing at a greater than average rate due to natural variation in metabolic efficiency between individuals, then feeding rates may need to be adjusted to avoid excessive growth rate which may negatively influence joint soundness.

Consult with the Dunstan Nutrition Advisory Service. Dunstan Fibre Balancer may be an appropriate product to feed under such circumstances.

Available in 30 kg polypropylene bags.