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- Product Code: SD11292
- Brand: Horslyx
What is it?
All horses require a healthy respiratory system to ensure optimum performance. Horslyx Respiratory Balancer is an effective addition to the diet to help support all equines from the competition horse to the family pony.
Respiratory Balancer is designed to provide a two-pronged approach in supporting a healthy respiratory system. Ingredients such as menthol, eucalyptus and aniseed support the airways, meanwhile the high specification balancer package helps to maintain immunity.
Licking takes time and patience which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom, plus the specific Respiratory ingredients can help maintain healthy breathing and lessen the chance of ill-health affecting performance levels.
Why should I feed Horslyx Respiratory Balancer?
- If your horse is prone to coughing or any respiratory compromise, Respiratory Balancer can support the body’s natural defense mechanism.
- For horses that are stabled for long periods of time, Respiratory Balancer can help maintain healthy breathing and lessen the chance of ill-health affecting performance levels.
- Competition horses require a healthy respiratory system to ensure optimum performance. Respiratory Balancer is an effective addition to the diet to help support the competition horse.
- Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.
- Licking enhances saliva production, which helps support the digestive system.
Menthol, Eucalyptus and Aniseed: Menthol, eucalyptus and aniseed can help keep airways clear of mucus, which can help the horse to breathe more easily and dramatically reduce stress.
Antioxidants: A combination of powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, Selenium, chelated Copper and Zinc are included to support and maintain a healthy immune system, which maximises the ability to support and aid healthy lung function.
Vitamin C: Healthy horses fed adequate amounts of fibre will have the ability to synthesise their own Vitamin C requirement. However, research suggests that supplementation may be beneficial in times of “stress” or where disease is present when the body’s ability to synthesise Vitamin C may be compromised (Marlin et al, 2005). Recent research work has also identified that this vitamin, as well as being an antioxidant, plays a crucial role in the horse’s respiratory health. Being water soluble, Vitamin C is found in very high concentrations in the fluid lining the airways (Deaton et al, 2002). Vitamin C is also actively involved in the recycling or “re-activation” of Vitamin E. It is also involved in general metabolism, iron absorption and anti-stress hormones.
Horslyx Balancers Horslyx Balancers were first manufactured in 1997 at our plant, based at Silloth in Cumbria. The debut product in the equestrian range was Original Horslyx and after initial success Respiratory, Garlic and Mobility Horslyx were introduced. In 2005 a bespoke extension was added enabling Mini Horslyx to be manufactured and today you can purchase Horslyx in packs ranging from 650g up to 80kg. Recently Mint and Pro Digest formulations have been added to the range in size 650g, 5kg and 15kg.
Horslyx Balancers have been carefully formulated to balance the deficiencies in forage and grazing. This is a unique and innovative approach to ensuring that the modern horse receives an ideal supply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to support optimum health and vitality.
A Balancer in a Lick?
Balancers are available in varying formats, from the lick of a Horslyx to the more common pelleted versions. They all have in common the fact that they are concentrated feeds; rich in vitamins, minerals and high quality protein containing essential amino acids, low in energy and are designed to balance the diet. This means that balancers can be fed in small amounts giving a horse all of their daily vitamins and mineral requirements without the extra calories. This method of feeding has much more in common with how horses evolved to eat, providing a trickle feed supply of nutrients, so helping to keep your horse healthier and happier.
Horslyx Balancers have been created to provide the goodness required for horses to remain in peak health.
The horse evolved to eat little and often over the day, with the main part of the diet being forage. However, today’s forage is a far cry from that which our equine’s ancestors would have roamed on and grazed in history. While times may have changed, our horse’s digestive system hasn’t, and we need to take this into consideration when planning a feeding regime, ideally keeping the principles of a diet based mainly on forage with a trickle feed supply of nutrients provided to balance the diet to keep our equines healthy. For this reason, Horslyx Balancers have been created to provide the goodness required for horses to remain in peak health.