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No.14 Lo-Cal Balancer

No.14 Lo-Cal Balancer

Essential LO-CALorie nutrition

Targeted At
  • Horses and ponies, at rest or in light work, requiring a low-calorie diet
  • Good-doers on restricted grazing (and soaked forage) requiring a healthy balanced diet
  • The laminitis-prone who need essential nutrients without calories

Lo-Cal Balancer is a top specification nutrient-dense pelleted balancer, containing all a horse or pony needs for health and well-being, without the calories associated with a traditional mix or cube.  Quality protein sources supply essential amino acids to build and repair muscle and other tissues, including tendons and hooves, while as part of its recent revamp, added linseed contributes essential Omega 3 fatty acids for supple skin and a super-shiny coat.  Lo-Cal's formula has been subtly amended to accomodate this, and the other improvements, which have no effect on the overall calorie (DE) content of the original LOw CALorie balancer!

Lo-Cal’s superior vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content supports good health and includes chelated minerals, which are more easily absorbed by the horse’s body.  It has always contained health levels of biotin, alongside other nutrients known to encourage healthy hoof growth, and now biotin levels have been boosted to 30mg/kg (from 20mg/kg) to deliver those positively identified, by recognised research, of 3mg/100kg bodyweight/day ie. 15mg/500kg horse/day, just to be (even more) sure!

In addition, Lo-Cal Balancer now has even lower starch and sugar levels (were 8% and 6.75%, respectively.  Now 6% and 5.5%, respectively) meaning it is even more suitable for equines prone to laminitis, while protected probiotic yeast and Digest Plus prebiotic support fibre-digesting bacteria, general gut health and digestive efficiency.  This is of particular importance in the aftermath of a laminitic episode as a disruption in the gut microbial population will have occurred.

Lo-Cal Balancer can be fed as the sole concentrate, alongside forage, or added to reduced quantities of other hard feeds, to ensure a fully balanced diet.  May also be fed with straights, like oats, for those who need a little extra sparkle.  While it can be fed on its own, Light Chaff or Speedi-Beet can be added to provide low calorie bulk and increase chew-time.

Lo-Cal Balancer is celebrating its 21st birthday!  To find out how we're celebrating, click here.

For further tips and advice on managing equine weight, please order one of our 20-page interactive Equine Weight Loss Programme work books, available here

 


For more information on feeding those prone to laminitis and good-doers, take a look at Feeding Answers or Nutrition Library.
 
Lo-Cal Balancer Feeding Guidelines.


   
 
No.14 Lo-Cal Balancer
A half pint mug holds approximately 225g / 0.5lb of Lo-Cal (we recommend you weigh what your mug holds to be sure of quantities)

Composition

Alfalfa Meal, Distillers’ Grains, Wheatfeed, Micronised Soya Beans, Dicalcium Phosphate, Micronised Linseed, Vitamins and Minerals, Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Calcined Magnesite, Yeast Culture, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, ScFOS (Digest Plus prebiotic) 5g/kg.

Analytical Constituents

  • protein16%
  • fibre12%
  • oil5.5% (was 4.5%)
  • ash15%
  • calcium3%
  • phosphorous1.5%
  • magnesium0.6%
  • potassium1%
  • copper220 mg/kg
  • iodine4 mg/kg
  • iron (total)400 mg/kg
  • selenium1.9 mg/kg
  • zinc500 mg/kg
  • Manganese (total)180 mg/kg
  • biotin30 mg/kg (was 20mg/kg)
  • vitamin a44,000 IU/kg
  • vitamin d34,400 IU/kg
  • vitamin e800 IU/kg
  • starch6% (was 8%)
  • sugar5.5% (was 6.75%)

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