FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Flaxseed is produced by the flax plant commonly grown in cool, northern climates, such as North Dakota and Montana. Canada is the # 1 flaxseed producer due to its ideal climate conditions.
Flaxseed contains an average of 40% fat and is one of the few vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids (mainly alpha-linolenic acid). Flax also contains around 30% highly digestible fiber and 20% protein.
Flaxseed can be fed whole to horses; however, due to its hard outer coating, digestibility of the nutrients -especially the fatty acids- is limited when fed whole. Ideally, flax should be fed ground to maximize nutrient digestion.
Ground flaxseed has been fed up to a maximum one pound per day without effects. But with any fat supplement, flaxseed should be gradually introduced into the horse's diet over the course of three to five days.
Ground flaxseed should be stored in a cool dry area and should last anywhere from 6 - 12 month if stored properly.
Improves immune function - Enhances joint and ligament integrity - Minimizes or eliminates allergies due to seasonal pollen and sweet itch - Maintains respiratory and gastrointestinal health, hair and hoof strength - Increases energy needs for athleticism - Tying up prevention - Suitable for insulin resistance reduction - Boosts protein to repair tissue.
Overweight ¼ cup to ½ cup a day
Healthy weight ½ cup to 1 cup a day
Underweight 1 to 1 ½ cups a day
Performance 1 ½ to 2 cups a day
Foals ¼ cup a day
Yearling or growing ½ cup a day
Adjust as needed
Beet pulp is a by-product of the sugar industry. After the sugar has been extracted from sugar beet, the fibrous portion of the sugar beet is dehydrated.
Beet Pulp is made up of approximately 80% digestible fiber compared to the 40% in hay. GLA beet pulp contains no molasses making the sugar content less than 10%. Because it has a high percentage of highly digestible or readily fermentable fiber, it contains more digestible energy per pound than hay and is actually about the same as oats, as beet pulp contains about 2.98 Mcal/kg.
Horses can be fed up to 50% of the dietary forage as beet pulp (dry weight). So for a 1,200 lb. horse being fed 2% of body weight as forage, you would feed 12 lbs. of beet pulp per day. First always check with your Veterinarian or local Equine Nutritionist.
In the horse world the belief is that un-soaked beet pulp could swell in a horses throat or stomach and cause choke or colic. However, this belief is unfounded as un-soaked beet can be safety fed and is a widely accepted.
Provides a energy-rich source of digestible fiber that helps promote a healthy microbial population in the hind-gut
Forage extender during hay shortages
Digestive health aid
Method of adding body condition to a hard keeper
A good feed ingredient for horse’s sensitive to sugar or starch
Offers energy that does not cause a spike in glucose or insulin and is released slowly for a more steady supply.
GLA Bio-Bite treats are a premium horse treat made from all-natural ingredients.
Bio-Bite treats are high in fiber that can be fed to all horses. Bio-Bite uses the most essential nutrient groups within equine nutrition to provide treats your horse will love without adding sugar.
Apple: Red apples contain vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, fluorine, and silicon, plus many trace minerals. Apples are powerhouses of antioxidant activity.
Peppermint:The oil has a cooling, soothing and anesthetic effect on the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines, which makes it one of the key herbs to choose when dealing with horses prone to colic, gastric or duodenal ulceration, smooth muscle spasm, trapped gas, digestive cramping or poor appetite.
Anise: Is a natural anti-inflammatory and has anti-ulcerogenic properties. Licorice offers over 30 different flavonoids, antioxidant properties, and cardiovascular benefits along with support in the GI tract by lowering gastric secretions.
Ani-mat has been designing and manufacturing rubber flooring for over 35 years.
Ani-mats equine rubber mats are long-lasting and recognized for their design quality and comfort. The rubber flooring system generates no dust and requires no special maintenance. Ani-mat equine mats offer more comfort with their flat no-slip, shock-absorbent surface, thereby reducing the stress related to frequently moving around.
More safety to significantly reducing the number of falls and practically eliminates serious injuries. Provides better hygiene being non-porous and made from 100% recycled rubber, these mats are easy to clean and disinfect for a healthier environment.
Equine straight edge and interlocking, Checker plate, Utility mat roll, Eva mat, Ring mat
Ani-mat offers a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase and will replace the warranted products, if proven defective.
Made of 100% recycled premium rubber.
A nutritious, all-natural alfalfa and alfalfa-timothy cube for small animals
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and mice
No chemicals are added during the growing and harvesting process which makes them safe for your small pets to consume. Virtual dust free promotes good respiratory health.
Nibbles encouraged chewing to keep continually growing teeth trim.
MAAAX EQUINE FEED
The MAAAX™ Equine Feed forage cubes are produced from the best quality raw materials. The ‘Seed to Stable’ system guarantees the trace-ability of the ingredients. MAAAX™ Equine Feed LONGfibe™ cubes contain fiber length of 2+/-”, increases chewing activity and saliva production. They benefit the horses’ gastrointestinal health.
Most likely yes, horses love the taste of LONGfibe™ forage cubes, however, some need a few days to adjust if LONGfibe™ forage cubes are new to them.
The forage that goes into MAAAX™ Equine Feed LONGfibe™ cubes is grown and processed in southwestern Ontario. The quality of this superior forage product is influenced by the Great Lakes micro Climate.
MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes will keep for 10 to 12 months provided they are stored in a dry location out of direct sunlight. If you order one skid you will receive 45 bags that are 50lbs each. The forage requirement of a horse is between 1% to 3% of the horse’s body weight, depending on age (growth stage), activity level and climate that the horse is living in. This last factor would, understandably change with the seasons and housing available at the time. At 1% minimum intake in a warm climate, an average 1000lb horse would consume 73 bags (50lbs) per year; therefore, one skid of 45 bags would last approximately 7.5 months at the minimum intake of 1%, or approximately 2.5 months at 3%.
Horses will not choke on LONGfibe™ forage cubes. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes help the horse to eat slowly and chew intensively. Meanwhile the quantity of saliva that is produced helps the soft MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes break apart.
No, not at all, MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ Forage cubes are more economical than hay as there are no losses during storage and feeding. LONGfibe™ forage cubes are a full hay-replacement product offering guaranteed nutritional value to the horse all year round whereas hay prices fluctuate and are not always representative of the quality.
Hay quality changes from bale to bale, where it was grown. They may have been produced for a different purpose. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes are made from forage grown, exclusively for equine feed and always maintain consistent quality with its Seed to Stable™ guarantee. LONGfibe™ forage cubes provide highly palatable, digestible protein and carbohydrates to horses without making them “hot”. They are equally suitable for performance horses, old and young. The LONGfibe™ forage cubes are virtually dust free. Horses that suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or cough will benefit even more from this dust free alternative.
Yes indeed, these horses can be fed with LONGfibe™ forage cubes. They are designed to meet the requirements of elderly horses due to the soft texture of the cubes.
The LONGfibe™ forage cubes can be fed either as a straight hay-replacement or as a supplement to hay feeding or grazing. LONGfibe™ forage cubes shall not be soaked and can be fed from the ground or trough. Ground feeding is healthier and will keep the horses occupied. Please ensure fresh clean water for your horse at any given time.
A LONGfibe™ forage cube is a cube 1 ¼” x 2 ⅞” x 2 ½” in size, containing long alfalfa fiber or alfalfa-timothy fiber and/or a blend of edible oil. Through special production techniques, the LONGfibe™ cube has a unique texture and is much softer than regular cubes for easy feeding. The feeding of LONGfibe™ cubes support chewing and prevents horses from choking.