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META SAFE® is a grain free concentrate pellet containing a complete blend of nutrients at a low feeding rate. The most advanced, scientifically formulated Low GI concentrate to support horses on restricted diets or that suffer from metabolic disorders.
Formulated with less than 1.5% starch, low in sugar and the added benefit of BONAFIDE®. The addition of BONAFIDE®, bolsters the vital Vitamin K1 and K2 nutrients horses on restricted grazing lose access too, and protects bone density and strength. Vitamin K1 and K2 effect the function of osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in the bone together. Without sufficient access to Vitamin K1 and K2, low density or defective bone and cartilage can be produced.
META SAFE® is ideal for horses and ponies susceptible to obesity or that suffer from EMS, laminitis and cushings.
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Canola Meal, Legume Hulls, Rice Bran Oil (Hygain RBO®), Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, Hygain® Vitamin and Mineral Premix (including Heat Stable Vitamins and Chelated Mineral Proteinates), Bio-Available Selenium, Biotin, Natural Vitamin E, Lysine, Methionine, Prebiotic & Quinaquanone® (Active Constituent of Bonafide®).
Per kg (As Fed)
Feeding Rates Per Day *
*Intended as a guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.
META SAFE® HORSE PELLETS
BONAFIDE® bolsters the vital vitamin K1 and K2 nutrients horses on restricted grazing lose access too, and protects bone density and strength. Vitamin K1 and K2 effect the function of osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in the bone together. Without sufficient access to Vitamin K1 and K2 low density or defective bone and cartilage
can be produced.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.
Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.
Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin from horse pellets improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers, veterinarians and scientists.
Natural Vitamin E
This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.
HORSE PELLET FEEDING TIPS
HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets are formulated as a concentrate and contain quality essential amino acids for muscle building, along with balanced levels of critical macro and micro trace minerals for sound skeletal development and prebiotics for optimum gut health and immune system defences.
HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets can be fed on its own when horses do not require additional feed or used to balance home mixed diets or top up premixed feeds when not used to recommended levels
Adjust feed intake according to pregnancy and lactation status, age, breed, growth rate, body condition, work load and pasture/hay availability and quality.
If horses are obese, laminitic or suffering from developmental orthopaedic disease remove feed from the diet and feed HYGAIN® META SAFE® with chaff and or hay. Seek professional advice.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, Meta Safe® contains very low starch levels that are ideal for horses suffering from EMS, Laminitis and Cushings. Alongside low starch/sugar roughage and feeding at the correct feeding rate of your horse/pony, Meta Safe® is a safe, fully fortified, feed option.
Perhaps not. Meta Safe® is a concentrate option with a low feeding rate designed for the good doing horse. If you have a horse that is prone to laminitis or has any other metabolic conditions and is a poor doer, consider Zero® instead.
Yes! Meta Safe® is a fully fortified feed (complete feed) and will meet all of your horses vitamin and mineral requirements, when fed according to the guidelines, alongside an approriate amount of roughage.
Meta Safe® is a concentrate feed wheras Zero® is considered a 'full feed'. This means they have different feeding rates. A concentrate feed has a low feeding rate which is designed to meet vitamin and mineral requirements of a horse in a small quantity. This makes Meta Safe® perfect for a good doer.
Meta Safe® is a concentrate feed whereas Allcare™ is a supplement. This means that Allcare™ has a very small feeding rate which does not provide the same level of protein as what Meta Safe® does with a higher feeding rate. Allcare™ also contains a mycotoxin binder, probiotic and an elevated level of biotin.
"Falcon is 27 years old and has Cushing’s. I know he has been clipped in the image, but honestly look at the coat shine! I definitely think his crest is nowhere near as hard as it was, as he does get extreme cresting in his old age."
‘Within a week or 2 we started to notice a change in both the horses. Starlight in particular had the most significant positive changes.
Starlight and Luna both had increases in energy and were observed to gallop and canter more in the paddock. For Starlight prior to the trial she was often behind the herd, not keeping up if they were all cantering or galloping. She started to keep up with the herd and appeared to have more freedom of movement. Both horses appear to have lost belly weight.
We have continued on with Meta Safe for both horses. However, it must also be noted that recently Starlight received treatment for pre-existing arthritis. However we believe she had a reduction in inflammation during the trial period and weather changes may have potentially impacted her arthritic pain.’’
Kelly Murphy - Australian Trauma and Wellness Centre
"Halo is naturally a good doer and it's important that his feed doesn't add weight. Meta Safe felt like it was custom made for him! -All the goodies in a pellet that's seen him safely through the Autumn flush of grass. I love the peace of mind that he is getting what he needs to stay healthy."
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