Fibre Plus Nuggets are chunky, high fibre cubes designed to be fed as a partial forage replacer to horses and ponies of all types at rest or in work. Their crunchy texture and natural fibre content ensure the horse has plenty to chew on and they are easily fed on the ground, or in boredom toys, to encourage natural foraging behaviour.
These low starch, low energy nuggets contain quality protein, mirroring levels found in grass hay, and have no added vitamins and minerals so should ideally be fed alongside additional forage sources and the recommended amount of a balancer or other compound feed, to ensure a fully balanced diet. With extracts of flavours of essential oils, Fibre Plus Nuggets are particularly palatable so are ideal for tempting fussy feeders or convalescents.
Lo-Cal Balancer is a top specification nutrient-dense pelleted balancer, containing all a horse or pony needs for health and well-being, without the calories associated with a traditional mix or cube. Quality protein sources supply essential amino acids to build and repair muscle and other tissues, including tendons and hooves, while added linseed contributes essential Omega 3 fatty acids for supple skin and a super-shiny coat. Lo-Cal’s formula has been subtly amended to accomodate this, and the other improvements, which have no effect on the overall calorie (DE) content of the original LOw CALorie balancer!
Lo-Cal’s superior vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content supports good health and includes chelated minerals, which are more easily absorbed by the horse’s body. It has always contained health levels of biotin, alongside other nutrients known to encourage healthy hoof growth, and now biotin levels have been boosted to 30mg/kg (from 20mg/kg) to deliver those positively identified, by recognised research, of 3mg/100kg bodyweight/day ie. 15mg/500kg horse/day, just to be (even more) sure!
In addition, Lo-Cal Balancer now has even lower starch and sugar levels, meaning it is even more suitable for equines prone to laminitis, while protected probiotic yeast and Digest Plus prebiotic support fibre-digesting bacteria, general gut health and digestive efficiency. This is of particular importance in the aftermath of a laminitic episode as a disruption in the gut microbial population will have occurred.
This non-heating mix was formulated to deliver similar benefits to Top Line Conditioning Cubes and is free from whole oats with cereals that have been micronised to make the starch content as digestible as possible. It is popular both for promoting condition and as a non-heating performance feed, being both particularly appetising and nutrient dense. Just like the cubes, Top Line Conditioning Mix contains quality protein and promotes outstanding muscle tone and top line and its concentrated formulation means it doesn’t have to be fed by the bucket full to get results.
Its blend of soya and linseed deliver a balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, supported by antioxidants, which benefit coat condition as well as supplying non-heating energy and promoting stamina. Yeast culture is also included to stimulate fibre-digesting bacteria and promote gut efficiency, of particular benefit when gut health may have been compromised or at times of stress.
New improved Performance Balancer provides appropriate levels of essential nutrients, without unwanted calories and can be fed as the sole concentrate or added to reduced amounts of mixes or cubes.
Performance Balancer is low in starch and sugar, as well as energy, so is suitable for horses prone to gastric ulcers yet who don’t need the calories provided by Ease & Excel. It contains quality protein supplying a superb amino acid profile, to help build and promote muscle and top line and support tissue repair. Boosted levels of antioxidant vitamins and minerals help neutralise free radicals and promote healthy muscle function, while Digest Plus prebiotic and the live probiotic yeast, Actisaf, ensure a healthy gut and fibre digestion.
As well as being the first balancer to be accredited by BETA as suitable for horses prone to gastric ulcers, Performance Balancer has been improved to:
- Be more concentrated so a bag lasts the average 500kg horse in moderate work, around 6 weeks.
- Contain elevated levels of key vitamins, including E and A.
- Supply superior levels of biotin which, with a full package of additional nutrients, will help promote healthy hoof growth.
Ease & Excel is ideal for promoting weight gain, maintaining condition and supporting performance in all horses and ponies requiring a low starch diet. The high fibre content is rich in superfibres, which are highly digestible and yield large amounts of slow release energy. The fibre sources are also high in the soluble fibre, pectin, which, in acidic conditions like those in the stomach, alters its structure to one that is similar to mucus and has been shown to bind to, and thicken, the stomach mucosa thereby protecting it from acid attack.
The feed contains no cereal flakes, thus ensuring a minimal starch content and making the mix ideal for stressy, excitable types as well as those with clinical requirements for a low starch diet, like horses prone to gastric ulcers. Outshine is included, to provide slow release calories, from a blend of soya and linseed oils, while alfalfa chaff encourages the horse to chew and has natural acid-buffering properties.
Ease & Excel is fully balanced with vitamins and chelated minerals and contains superior levels of antioxidants, from vitamins C, E and selenium, to support healthy muscle function, performance and immunity. The bespoke In-Feed Formula, from Protexin, contains natural antacids, to buffer excess stomach acid, and ingredients to soothe and protect the gut lining. Its pre and probiotics support a healthy gut microflora, encouraging digestive efficiency and stimulating fibre digestion, of particular importance for horses whose forage intake may become limited.
Stud & Youngstock Cubes are popular among breeders, especially those who have larger groups of mares or youngstock, as they are cost effective and can easily be fed on the ground. They are also useful for those horses with a limited appetite as their energy density means that a smaller volume will deliver the required energy and supporting nutrients whilst reducing the risk of overloading the horse’s digestive system. Small frequent, digestible meals are key to reducing excessive glycaemic response and avoiding starch overload.
With a superior vitamin and mineral profile, including chelated minerals, Top Line Conditioning Cubes are incredibly versatile and can be fed to all types of horses and ponies at rest, in work or competing up to the highest levels. Indeed they are now well established as a favourite amongst competition riders who appreciate the excellent muscle tone and improved stamina they promote. The recently updated formula also includes a boosted natural antioxidant package, containing grapeseed extract, vitamin C and E and organic selenium, to support the immune system, which is particularly beneficial to underweight horses who may be generally run-down.
Meadow Sweet with Turmeric is a low starch, low sugar, high fibre feed that’s fully balanced and suitable for those prone to laminitis, excitable temperaments and sensitive stomachs. Formulated to provide moderate calorie levels, Meadow Sweet can support horses in up to medium work and will help maintain condition while encouraging a calm temperament.
Outshine is an extruded nugget that combines oils from soya and linseed with supporting nutrients, including important antioxidants, plus superfibres and Digest Plus prebiotic, to produce a high oil supplement which can be fed to promote weight gain or stamina or simply outstanding coat shine. Soya oil is rich in Omega 6 fatty acids, whilst linseed is an excellent source of Omega 3 so Baileys Outshine combines them both to give an optimum balance, avoiding the risk of an imbalance from feeding straight soya oil or boiled linseed.
Oil is a concentrated source of slow release energy, however, the more oil that is included in the diet, the more antioxidants the body requires to deal with the free radicals produced during its metabolism. Outshine contains additional antioxidants in the form of vitamins E and C, as well as selenium and zinc, to support the safe and efficient utilisation of the oil by the body. Its extruded formula mixes well with compound feeds and straights alike, is appetising and easy to handle. Fed in small quantities, Outshine is particularly useful for increasing the “non-starch”, slow release calorie content of the horse’s diet without significantly increasing the volume fed.
This “flagship” of the Baileys Stud Range is scientifically formulated to provide essential nutritional support for all types of breeding and youngstock as well as performance horses at rest or in work. The quality protein it contains supplies key essential amino acids, which are important for muscle and tissue development, and helps encourage steady even growth rates without promoting excessive weight gain. Its balance of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, including chelated minerals, has been specifically developed to support correct skeletal development and tissue integrity as well as the immune system and general well-being. The blend Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids from linseed and soya oil are essential for tissue integrity and help promote healthy skin and coat.
With minimal starch and calorie levels, Stud Balancer is perfect alongside forage for those who hold condition well or can be fed in conjunction with other compound feeds, or straights, where additional energy for condition or performance is required. Small frequent, digestible meals are key to reducing excessive glycaemic response and avoiding starch overload, which can be associated with uneven growth rates. The nutrient density of Stud Balancer means that only small volumes are required, helping keep meals sizes down and also benefiting those with reduced appetite. Yeast culture is included, to stimulate fibre digesting bacteria, along with Digest Plus prebiotic, which feeds other beneficial species, and the two work together to promote overall gut health. This is of particular importance at times of stress and for the fussy feeder.