FiberProtect® is a moist, high energy, high nutritional fibre feed comprising of fresh cut lucerne and suitable as the base forage fibre for all horses. High in calcium, it also features good levels of quality digestible protein and the full range of amino acids which together are essential for many vital functions in the horse.
We recommend FiberProtect® when higher levels of digestible protein, essential amino acids and increased muscle development for better top-line condition is required. FiberProtect® is scientifically proven to aid in the treatment and or prevention of gastric ulceration. It is best on its own or with grain/cereal based concentrate feeds to counter the effects that high starch and soluble carbohydrates have on gastric health.
Lucerne, Xanotyde® and cured molasses (<1%)
FiberProtect® is produced exclusively by Fiber Fresh Feeds through a proprietary fermentation process that not only preserves the full benefit of natural nutrition but also increases the energy value of the forage. This palatable forage fibre is rich in natural yeasts can provide both the nutrients and energy for maximum performance. Feeding FiberProtect® provides 32% more retained energy, and 22% more digestible energy (DE) than dry lucerne chaff.
FiberProtect® will also help to reduce acidity in the stomach and hindgut and provide a more favourable environment for digestion through its natural buffering capacity. Horses obtain more nutrients, get more energy from less feed, and retain more available energy for training and performance when fed FiberProtect®.
FiberProtect® feeding recommendations
FiberProtect® should be used to support pasture feeding, or mixed with concentrate feeds as a high quality forage source of energy and nutrients. A high energy forage fibre, with high levels of digestible protein, FiberProtect® is completely safe and ideal as the base forage in the ration of horses in all levels of activity. FiberProtect® is especially effective in helping avoid digestive discomfort and gastric intolerance due to excessive grain use, and can help improve digestive function and gastric health in all horses.
Always feed by weight and not volume and use scales to ensure accurate quantities. Feed at least 50% of your horse’s daily dry feed intake as forage and at least half of that as FiberProtect®. Avoid excessive use of grain-based feeds and prolonged periods without forage-based fibre. Evenly divide the recommended daily feed amount into two or more equally spaced feeds per day. Always provide free access to clean, fresh water.
Daily Feeding Guide (as fed) – Primary Feed
The following recommendations are calculated to help correct the forage to grain ratio and provide a base of quality nutrition. Forage should make up at least 50% of the horse’s daily feed intake. Feeding levels are calculated to provide 50% of the daily forage requirements of the horse. Used at the following recommended daily feeding rates, FiberProtect® will help ensure optimum nutrition, general health, good behaviour and improved performance in your horse.
For sustained dietary relief of digestive discomfort and gastric intolerance to excessive grain use in active horses, feeding 1.75kg/100kg bodyweight daily (8.75kg of FiberProtect® as fed for a 500kg horse) will improve digestive function and gastric health.