What’s so great about Super fibres?
Apart from water, fibre is the most important component of a horse’s natural diet. Fibre is digested by fermentation in the horse’s hind gut or caecum, unlocking energy rich volatile fatty acids.
The digestion of fibre sources such as pasture, hay and chaff are about 40-60% efficient, meaning that about 40- 60% of all fibre is either not digested, or only partially digested and ultimately passes as waste in the horse’s manure.
By comparison, super fibres such as the soy hulls in Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ are about 75-80% digestible, meaning that much less is passed as waste and importantly more nutritional benefit is gained from each kg of super fibres fed. Super fibres also stimulate fermentation, helping to protect the delicate microbiota (micro flora) balance in the hind gut.
Low Sugar & Starch – Horses need good levels of energy in their diets to function and perform at their best, but high sugars and starch are one of the main causes of health issues in horses today. Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ has good levels of energy, mainly through microbial fermentation producing “cool” energy and fat content in the feed yet contains less than 6% sugars and starch. Perfect for the laminitic and EMS horse and pony.
Super Fibres – Fibre is the natural source of feed for horses and Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ is packed with some of the best super fibres available. Soybean hulls enhance microbial fermentation in the hindgut, improving digestion, vitamin production and overall health. It only makes sense to feed something natural to your best friend!
Gut Health – Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ contains substantial levels of natural antioxidants, including organic vitamin E (Alkosel 3000®) and Melofeed®, plus pre and pro-biotics which are all designed to improve the gut and overall health of your best friend!
How to prepare Super Fibre Mash™ for your horse?
To 1-part Super Fibre Mash™ add 2-3 parts cold or warm water. Soak for 5-10mins before feeding.
Or by weight
To every 500gs of Super Fibre Mash™ add 1 -1.5 litres of cold or warm water. Soak as above.
Super Fibre Mash™ should be introduced gradually over 7-14 days to allow your horse’s gut enzymes to adjust to the new feed.