As the name suggests, Low Starch Grower is for young, growing horses, from weaning onwards.  Traditional feeds from grains and their by-products derive energy from high starch and Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) content. Research has shown such diets can favour the development of insulin resistance in the pregnant mare and the offspring. IN turn, insulin resistance may result in the higher rates of orthopaedic diseases like OCD in foals and yearlings.

This feed contains very low levels of starch, sugars and NSC. Abundant energy is instead drawn from oil and fibre, and combined with very high quality protein (containing key amino acids) and balanced levels of essential minerals and trace elements to safeguard against insulin resistance and the resulting developmental orthopaedic disease in young growing horses.

The brochure can be downloaded here Low Starch Grower brochure

You may also be interested in this article from Dr David Wood BVSc, MRCVS entitled
Why Studs should feed less Starch

Energy 13 MJ Magnesium 0.8% Vitamin B1 22 mg
Crude Protein 24 % Iron 345mg Vitamin B2   3.8mg
Lysine 2.0 % Zinc 285mg Vitamin B3 220mg
Methionine 0.4% Copper 80mg Vitamin B5 12 mg
Starch 12% Manganese 340mg Biotin 640mcg
NSC 18% Sulphur 3000mg Folic Acid 1.135mcg
Crude Fat 6.3% Cobalt 2.1mg Choline 1965mg
Crude Fibre 8.7% Selenium 1.4mg Iodine 1.0 mg
Calcium 1.4% Vitamin A 6,150IU Bentonite 1.0%
Phosphorus 0.8% Vitamin D3 1000 IU Zeolite 1.0%
Potassium 0.9% Vitamin E 66mg
Sodium 0.4%

Ingredients: Canola meal, lupin, millrun, calcium carbonate, salt, vegetable oil, zeolite, bentonite, Horsepower vitamin and trace element premix.

Available in 20kg bags, bulka bags and bulk.

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