The nutritional needs of the mare during pregnancy.
Needs are increasing dramatically from the second half of gestationThis is a time when many horses already need to supplement their feed. This is a time when many horses need to supplement their feed
To cover the needs of the mare and the unborn foal.
The mare mobilizes its resources as a priority to ensure the good development of the unborn foal
A slight loss of weight will not harm the foal, and the mare will recover with the spring grass.
On the other hand, if it is found that the mare is losing too much weightis dismantled, a weakened hooves and maneswe can expect that :
- The rehabilitation or more long and difficult. This is annoying if you want to put the mare back to stud afterwards, or preserve her for a long career as a broodmare.
- The fetus does not have everything he needs to thrive
How do you go about covering both of their needs?
Quality grass and hay provide coverage for the majority of needs.
This input should be complemented by selecting foods with higher nutrient density.
Indeed, if the need for proteins (essential amino acids), minerals (Copper, zinc, manganese, iron, selenium,...) and vitamins (E, A, D) explode towards the end of gestationthe dry matter intake capacity of the mare only increases by 30% because of the space taken up by the foetus
Finally, we will take into account the individual characteristics of each mare to supplement in a relevant way.
If your mare has delicate foalings with problems of placental retention and poor colostrum, it is recommended to select foods containing selenium associated with vitamin E
The natural solutions proposed by Bio-Cheval
Our range of supplementary feeds for livestock includes two products specifically designed to help cover the increased needs of the broodmare
It increases the intake of quality proteins, minerals and vitamins
The nutrient availability for the organization is optimal because it is about plant material (leaves, roots, flowers, ...) that the horse digests and exploits very well since it is a herbivore
Gestamix also aims to support natural defences of the mare thanks to the Echinacea and rose hip it contains
The Artichoke present in the composition favours good digestionfor a optimal use by the mare's body of available nutritional resources.
The Lactamix :
It contains two plants known to improve the quality of lactation Fennel and fenugreek
This supplement also offers quality proteins, minerals and vitaminsin order to preserve the form and health of the mare during lactation.
The objective of the composition is to increase the amount of milkbut also its qualitywhile preserving as much as possible the brood mare