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  • £29.50 inc VAT

    Top Spec Antilam 15kg

     

    AntiLam is a pelleted multi-supplement designed to provide nutritional support for those prone to, being treated for, or recovering from laminitis. AntiLam is used and recommended by nutritionists, vets and farriers.

     

    Most overweight ponies, and some overweight horses, are susceptible to laminitis, as are horses and ponies diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), Insulin Dysregulation (ID) and/or Cushings (PPID).

     

    AntiLam is a brilliant formulation combining several supplements with a high fibre, very low-calorie carrier to make it palatable. Long term trials at Middle Park Laminitis Research Unit showed that horses and ponies on restricted/poor grazing do not gain any weight when fed AntiLam. It can also be used very successfully as part of a calorie-controlled diet when weight loss is required.

     

    This unique multi-supplement is so palatable that it can be fed out of the hand to horses and ponies at pasture to provide vital nutritional support.

     

    AntiLam should be fed on its own with forage. The forage can be in the form of late-cut hay and/or unmolassed chops e.g. TopChop Lite, TopChop Zero, controlled grazing, or a combination of these, depending on the individual circumstances.

     

    For example, we would recommend that an overweight 12hh pony, on box-rest because of laminitis should receive 125g of AntiLam plus 1kg of TopChop Lite twice a day. In addition, 2kg (1 flap) of late-cut meadow hay that has been soaked for about 12 hours in ample fresh, cool, clean water, should be fed daily.

     

    Once horses and ponies have recovered from laminitis, they can stay on AntiLam permanently. However, if extra condition is needed, Comprehensive Feed Balancer is a very safe product to use. If extra condition is not needed, we recommend that healthy horses and ponies stay on AntiLam for at least a year but after that they can be fed Lite Feed Balancer provided they are not obese.

     

    The typical ingredients in TopSpec AntiLam are high fibre oat by-product, grass, linseed expeller, wheatfeed, unmolassed beet pulp, soya hulls (GM), vitamin and mineral premix, molasses, soya bean meal (GM), methionine, yeast, MOS.

     

  • £13.95 inc VAT

    Top Spec Ulsa Kind Cubes 20kg

     

    UlsaKind Cubes are very low starch and formulated to provide calories for condition (12MJ/kg) whilst being highly sympathetic to the digestive system, even when it is compromised by extreme acidity. That means that TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are suitable for horses prone to, or suffering from ESGD (gastric ulcers).

     

    UlsaKind Cubes are ideal in those circumstances where the internal surface of the stomach has been eroded, because they contain very high levels of β-glucans which form a gel and coat the stomach lining with a protective film. The gel-like stomach contents are less likely to splash the upper squamous epithelium in the stomach.

     

    These β-glucans also slow the rate of passage of feed through the stomach and intestines because of the sticky, gel-like consistency of the feed. In the stomach this means that the periods of time when the stomach is empty and therefore highly acidic, are reduced. Because the β-glucans in UlsaKind Cubes bind to sugars in the intestine, their absorption is slowed and the glycaemic index of the feed is lowered.

     

    The TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes formula also contains 1% of a marine-derived ingredient with established buffering properties. This calcium and magnesium-rich substance has been scientifically proven to reduce environmental acidity in the equine stomach (in vitro) for up to six hours.

     

    UlsaKind Cubes are designed to be added to a TopSpec Feed Balancer or supplement and therefore contain no added vitamins or trace-elements. They are however, enriched with the minerals calcium, sodium and magnesium. The calcium and magnesium sources have a mild, short-term, buffering effect against stomach acid.

     

    Typical Nutritional Analysis:

     

    Oil % 5.7

     

    Protein % 13.5

     

    Fibre % 20.0

     

    DE MJ/kg 12.0

     

    Starch % 6.5

     

    Ca % 1.2

     

    Mg % 0.5

     

    The typical ingredients in TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are high fibre oat-by product, unmolassed beet pulp, linseed expeller, wheatfeed, full fat soya (GM), soya bean meal (GM), molasses, soya hulls (GM), full fat linseed, mineral premix, AcidBuf, soya oil (GM).

     

     

  • £26.00 inc VAT

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support 1.5kg

     

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support is a caramel flavoured additive which contains an excellent specification of nutrients to support the development and maintenance of healthy joints.

     

    The types of horses most likely to benefit include horses subject to extreme athletic demand e.g. those used for dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance, driving and western riding. Also likely to benefit are horses subject to repeated wear and tear e.g. the elderly or those working on poor surfaces.

     

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support contains a generous combination of natural sources of glucosamine (10g/500kg horse/day) and MSM (10g/500kg horse/day). Glucosamine is a precursor and component of GAGs, e.g. chondroitin, hyaluronic acid. GAGSs are essential constituents of cartilage and synovial fluid.

     

    MSM is a bio-available source of sulphur and helps to maintain optimum function in connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments and muscles. It promotes fluid dispersion at injury sites via its role in the permeability of cell walls.

     

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support also contains a blend of anti-oxidants, i.e. vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and natural tocopherols, to help maintain healthy cells in the joint.

     

    Ideally TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support should be fed with TopSpec Comprehensive Feed Balancer but it can be fed with any combination of feeds or supplements. (The benefits of TopSpec Comprehensive Feed balancer plus the scientifically recommended rate of glucosamine are combined in TopSpec Joint Feed Balancer).

     

    TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support is supplied in 1.5kg tubs which last a 500kg horse for one month at the full recommended rate. It will last two months at maintenance rate to help support the joints of healthy horses. Economic 3kg, 9kg and 20kg tubs save 15%, 25% or 40% respectively over the cost of the small tubs.

     

    Composition: Cooked maize, Glucosamine 200g per kg, MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) 200g per kg, sugar, salt.

     

     

  • £25.00 inc VAT

    TopSpec Calmer 3kg

     

    For a laid-back approach to life. Designed to be fed to horses and ponies with anxious temperaments or those that cannot cope with stressful situations such as showing, travelling and competing.

     

    Not all horses are anxious for the same reason so TopSpec Calmer has been developed with much more than a ‘single ingredient’ approach. It contains yeast, MOS, B vitamins, magnesium, tryptophan and sepiolite clay, which all act in different ways to help calm and relax responsive horses.

     

    TopSpec Calmer reduces anxiety without affecting normal behaviour or reducing presence. It can improve performance by improving focus and reducing the effects of stress. TopSpec Calmer will start to take effect within hours but maximum effects will be seen within three weeks.

     

    TopSpec Calmer contains only natural ingredients but no herbs. It is a very palatable, caramel flavoured additive that should be mixed into damp feed. It can be added to any combination of feeds and supplements, TopSpec nutritionists recommend that these are low in sugar and starch.

     

    TopSpec Calmer is supplied in 3kg tubs which will last a 500kg horse for one month; or 9kg or 20kg tubs which offer a 25% or 40% saving respectively over the small tubs.

     

    Composition: Wheatfeed, Salt, Mannan Oligosaccharides (Saf-Mannan) to give 30,000mg per kg, Magnesium (from magnesium sulphate) 20,000mg/kg, Calcium 4%, Phosphorus 0.4%, Sodium 1%.

     

     

     

     

  • £41.25 inc VAT

    TopSpec Comprehensive Feed Balancer 20kg

     

    Comprehensive Feed Balancer is a very palatable ‘Non-Heating’ pelleted feed that is formulated without cereal grains and is low in sugar and starch.

     

    It contains many supplements combined with good quality protein to promote muscle development and topline. The supplements include a top-specification broad-spectrum supplement and specialised supplements including a superb hoof supplement, generous levels of anti-oxidants and sophisticated digestive aids.

     

    This superb specification allows horses to utilise far more nutrients from the forage and straights in their diet, which usually means that their hard feed intake can be reduced with many resulting benefits. A complete specification is freely available.

     

    Comprehensive Feed Balancer is a very flexible, nutrient-rich feed designed to balance the rations of most horses and ponies simply by adjusting the rate at which it is fed and the products it is fed with.

     

    When Comprehensive Feed Balancer is fed there is therefore often no need to add any further supplements, other than salt and/or electrolytes for sweating horses. The addition of a broad-spectrum supplement, blood tonics, yeast supplements, vitamin E and selenium anti-oxidants, a hoof supplement, immune support, a bone supplement and metabolic support, is a totally unnecessary expense, ineffective and potentially harmful.

     

    The typical ingredients of TopSpec Comprehensive Feed Balancer are soya bean meal (GM), wheatfeed, high fibre oat by-product, linseed expeller, grass, full fat soya (GM), vitamin and mineral premix, molasses, soya oil (GM), yeast, lysine, MOS, methionine.

     

     

     

  • £24.50 inc VAT

    TopSpec Cool Balancer 15kg

     

    Cool Balancer is designed for horses and ponies that need extra topline and condition and that are in light to medium work. Cool Balancer is a ‘Non-Heating,’ cereal-grain-free formula; with low levels of sugar and starch, plus good quality protein to promote topline.

     

    Cool Balancer provides a very palatable, safe and effective way to improve condition and topline without adding excess calories to the diet.

     

    Cool Balancer is an economical feed balancer for those horses that do not need a hoof supplement and are not working hard or showing or stressed.

     

    Feeding Cool Balancer improves the amount of nutrients that a horse can extract from his feed in very similar ways to Comprehensive Feed Balancer (p.8). Because the horse can extract more nutrients from forage the amount of concentrate that needs to be fed can be reduced. This benefits digestion and is a more natural way of feeding leading to a more relaxed horse.

     

    The forage to concentrate ratio is also improved because Cool Balancer is very nutrient-dense. It is fed in very small quantities, for example just 500g (approximately two TopSpec measures) a day for a typical 15.2hh middleweight weighing 500kg. A small amount of hard feed obviously leaves more space in the digestive system for forage than a large hard feed.

     

    Because it contains very low levels of sugar and starch and is fed in very low amounts, the chance of excess sugars and starch overflowing from the foregut to the hindgut and causing a microbial imbalance leading to acidic conditions, is virtually eliminated. Therefore the chances of a horse behaving badly due to ‘acid guts’ are minimised.

     

    Cool Balancer contains generous levels of B vitamins, some of which have long been considered helpful for their relaxing effect. It also contains helpful levels of anti-oxidants which can certainly help to neutralise the effects of stress in a horse and by so doing, may help him relax.

     

    Magnesium is included at 0.6% which will contribute 3g of magnesium per day to the diet of a 500kg horse. This may help some horses to concentrate better, particularly when stressed.

     

    Typical Nutritional Analysis:

     

    Oil % 4.2

     

    Protein % 22.0

     

    Fibre % 11.0

     

    DE MJ/kg 12.0

     

    Starch % 7.5

     

    Calcium % 2.4

     

    Magnesium % 0.6

     

    Vitamin E IU/kg 500

     

    Biotin mg/kg 4.0

     

    The typical ingredients in TopSpec Cool Balancer are soya bean meal (GM), wheatfeed, high fibre oat by-product, unmolassed beet pulp, linseed expeller, grass, vitamin and mineral premix, molasses, soya hulls (GM), soya oil (GM), yeast.

     

     

     

     

  • £14.25 inc VAT

    TopSpec Cool Condition Cubes 20kg

     

    CoolCondition Cubes provide ‘Non-Heating’ but conditioning calories and are ideal for horses that need condition without ‘fizz.’

     

    CoolCondition Cubes are designed to be added to a TopSpec Feed Balancer or supplement and therefore contain no added vitamins or trace-elements. That is why we call them a ‘blend,’ because they are a blend of straight raw materials rather than a complete feed. Adjusting the rate at which CoolCondition Cubes are fed will have no effect on vitamin and trace-element intake as these are supplied by the balancer used.

     

    One of the ways in which CoolCondition Cubes are superior to most straights however, is that they have been supplemented with the major minerals calcium, sodium and magnesium. For example, feeding these cubes instead of cooked barley/sugar beet/alfalfa, to working horses reduces or eliminates the need to add salt.

     

    CoolCondition Cubes combine the brilliant properties of being seriously cool and seriously conditioning, this is a very rare combination.

     

    They are formulated without the use of any cereals, so they are not just ‘oat-free’ or ‘barley-free’ but completely cereal-grain-free. At the same time they have a good conditioning index of 12.5MJ/kg, equivalent to most cereal-containing conditioning compound feeds. The formula is very low in sugar and starch and high in fibre.

     

    Typical Nutritional Analysis:

     

    Oil % 5.5

     

    Protein % 14.5

     

    Fibre % 15.0

     

    DE MJ/kg 12.5

     

    Starch % 9.5

     

    Ca % 1.0

     

    Mg % 0.4

     

    The typical ingredients in TopSpec CoolCondition Cubes are wheatfeed, high fibre oat-by product, unmolassed beet pulp, soya bean meal (GM), grass, molasses, soya hulls (GM), Mineral Premix, Soya Oil (GM), Full Fat Soya (GM).

     

     

     

     

  • £13.25 inc VAT

    TopSpec High Fibre Mash 15kg

     

    Mashes are very useful for hydrating horses and voluminising their feed.

     

    High Fibre Mash is perfect for all horses and ponies that are good-doers i.e they obtain all the calories they need from forage but either deserve a feed or need a palatable low-calorie carrier for supplements.

     

    High Fibre Mash is cereal-grain-free, low in sugar and starch and therefore ‘Non-Heating’.

     

    It soaks quickly in 5 minutes to make an irresistible mash, ideal for horses and ponies that need or prefer a soft feed.

     

    High Fibre Mash is designed to be fed with any TopSpec Feed Balancer or an appropriate TopSpec supplement as it does not contain any added vitamins or trace-elements. It is supplemented with the major minerals calcium, sodium and magnesium.

     

    High Fibre Mash should be soaked in cool or warm water for 5 minutes prior to feeding with 1 part dry mash to 2 parts water, the resulting wet mash will have a DE of 3.5MJ/KG.

     

    Typical Nutritional Analysis:

     

    Oil % 3.5

     

    Protein % 12.0

     

    Fibre % 24.0

     

    DE MJ/kg 10.8

     

    Starch % 7.0

     

    Ca % 1.0

     

    Mg % 0.4

     

    The typical ingredients in TopSpec High Fibre Mash are soya hulls (GM), high fibre oat-by product, linseed expeller, unmolassed beet pulp, wheatbran, grass, molasses, micronised flaked peas, wheatfeed, mineral premix.