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.

Prime EQ nutrition for horses

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.

Foal nutrition and feed


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


  • Optimised Lysine : Energy ratio to support the foetus during early pregnancy.

  • Steam Extruded to increase digestibility to over 90%.

  • Micro-nutrient profile to meet the specific nutritional requirements of mares in early pregnancy.

  • Fortified with Quinaquanone®, the active constituent of Bonafide®, bio-available Vitamin K1 & K2, proven effective in increasing bone density.

2. LATE PREGNANCY

  • Optimised Lysine : Energy ratio to meet the increased nutritional requirements of the mare and foetus during this high growth phase of pregnancy.

  • Steam Extruded to increase digestibility to over 90%.

  • Micro-nutrient profile to meet the heightened nutritional requirements of mares during late pregnancy.

  • Fortified with Quinaquanone®, the active constituent of Bonafide®, bio-available Vitamin K1 & K2, proven effective in increasing bone density.

3. LACTATING

  • Optimised Lysine : Energy ratio to support the mare during lactation and promote milk production

  • Elevated protein and fat levels to support the production of milk.

  • Steam Extruded to increase digestibility to over 90% & prebiotic to promote growth of healthy gut flora.

  • Fortified with Quinaquanone®, the active constituent of Bonafide®, bio-available Vitamin K1 & K2, proven effective in increasing bone density.

4. EARLY DEVELOPMENT / FOAL

  • Optimised Lysine : Energy ratio to support healthy foal growth.

  • Fortified with Quinaquanone®, the active constituent of Bonafide®, bio-available Vitamin K1 & K2, proven effective in increasing bone density.

  • Elevated levels of Natural Vitamin E provide protection to cell membranes& body tissue from free radical damage.

  • Micronized lupins and beans to increase digestibility & enhance palatability. Prebiotic to promote growth of healthy gut flora.

5. WEANLING / YEARLING


  • Optimised Lysine : Energy ratio to promote the development of lean muscle without excess fat.

  • Fortified with Quinaquanone®, the active constituent of Bonafide®, bio-available Vitamin K1 & K2, proven effective in increasing bone density.

  • Elevated levels of Natural Vitamin E provide protection to cell membranes& body tissue from free radical damage.

  • Micronized lupins, beans and barley to increase digestibility.

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 health

Youngstock 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.

Optimum nutrition for growing horses

Choosing advanced PRIME EQ™ for your stud program

PRIME 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.

Email: nutrition@hygain.com.au Or phone: + 61 3 5943 2255