Once the weaning period has passed, it is important to support steady and balanced tissue and muscle growth while trying to prevent any musculoskeletal diseases caused by nutritional imbalances.
Plusvital Breeding Robust has several targeted and beneficial ingredients which make it a very suitable supplement for the young horse during sales preparation either in a short term intense preparation or over a longer time. It is a highly palatable soy protein-based supplement, making it very palatable.
It also provides increased levels of both lysine and methionine which are both important for muscle growth which will help to produce a high-quality topline on the young horse for the sales ring when used in combination with appropriate types and levels of exercise. Lysine in particular is crucial in supporting the growth and development of muscle in the weanling.[vc_single_image image=”21777″ img_size=”full”]
An important issue in young horses is the prevention of developmental orthopedic disease which is a complex of musculoskeletal disorders some examples of which include: physitis, angular limb deformities, subchondral bone cysts and osteochondrosis. The prevalence of these diseases can be over 60% in young Thoroughbreds.
The causes of these diseases are multi-factorial and include genetics, hormones, conformation, growth rate, exercise type/amount and nutrition. An irregular growth rate or growth spurts may be a factor that increases the risk of these diseases.
Plusvital Breeding Robust provides increased calcium and phosphorus in the correct ratio (2:1) which can support the bone growth early in life. Additionally, high levels of Vitamins A and D are also provided to support bone growth.
As it is in a pellet form it can be fed to young horses by itself without the need for additional feed and a high oil content provides more energy in a smaller quantity of ration. Being able to feed Plusvital Breeding Robust by itself enables reduction of calories in the diet if required.
Generally speaking, the foals will be prepared over a long period of time from before weaning until the day of the sales. However, there will be short term fluctuations in growth which are related to changes in the environment in combination with the inherent genetics of the individual animal. Good preparation could take between 90 to 120 days and involve exercise and balanced nutrition.
The final six to eight weeks before the sales may involve a more intense preparation period, but there is a limit to what can be achieved in such a short period and this is why taking more time for preparation of yearlings for sales is beneficial.[vc_btn title=”Learn more about Plusvital’s Breeding range of supplements here” style=”3d” shape=”square” color=”blue” size=”lg” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.plusvital.com%2Fequine-supplements%2Fbreeding-supplements%2F|||”]