Successful breeders know that good nutrition is vital for producing healthy horses.
Renowned Equine Veterinarians Dr Ray Biffin BVSc and Dr John B. Walker BVSc (HONS), in partnership with HYGAIN® Feeds, have led research into the benefits of nutrition on the development, soundness and fertility of breeding stock. The culmination of research, expertise and advanced production technologies is HYGAIN® PRIME EQ™.
PRIME EQ™ is a suite of 5 formulations that provide breeding mares and growing horses with their optimal Lysine : Energy (L:E) ratio, along with a targeted vitamin & mineral profile.
It is the latest development in HYGAIN®’s research-driven range of purpose made feeds.
The importance of Lysine to growing horses
Lysine is an essential amino acid that plays a key role in producing quality protein. The importance of Lysine cannot be understated. An imbalance of Lysine directly affects the growth of a young horse. It is frequently deficient in horses and this deficiency leads to impaired growth and development.
The balanced Lysine : Energy ratio of PRIME EQ™ provides quality protein at every step -From the early developing foetus, right through to the rapid growth of a yearling.When the growing horse’s body has the optimal level of nutrients, protein and energy, it is better prepared to meet the physiological demands of a performance career. The superior quality of PRIME EQ™ reflects HYGAIN®s ongoing mission to improve the health and wellbeing of horses.
The science behind HYGAIN® PRIME EQ™PRIME EQ™ covers the five key phases of the breeding cycle. Each phase requires a different Lysine : Energy ratio. PRIME EQ™ takes this into account to ensure your horse’s nutrition is matched to its life stage. It’s everything you value in a breeding feed, taken to the next level.
1. CONCEPTION / EARLY PREGNANCY
2. LATE PREGNANCY
4. EARLY DEVELOPMENT / FOAL
5. WEANLING / YEARLING
Nutritional science that is proven in the field
HYGAIN® products are tested long before they ever reach the feed store. PRIME EQ™ has been extensively trialled by leading thoroughbred studs and has excelled all expectations.
The scientific nutrient profiles of PRIME EQ™ give young horses the best chance at living healthy long lives. By supporting their early years, we enrich their later life.
Visualizing optimum healthYoungstock that are fed PRIME EQ™ typically exhibit an athletic outline.
The finer points of bone and joint health are unable to be externally measured. During trials, HYGAIN® utilized bone x-rays to assess the correct development of skeletal structure.
PRIME EQ™ nurtures healthier horses for improved performance and long-term vitality.
Choosing advanced PRIME EQ™ for your stud programPRIME EQ™ features unique packaging. Each formulation is clearly numbered with its stage. Bold headings detail the age it is suited to, making it easy to choose the PRIME EQ™ stage that matches your horse’s needs. The HYGAIN® Nutrition Team are also at hand to assist you with any questions. We welcome your enquiry.
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