Why choose EndurExtra?
EndurExtra was specifically developed for horses who need more than a diet of hay and grain can provide. EndurExtra’s special blend of ingredients supports a hearty appetite, a desirable body weight, a robust immune system, and healthy muscle function. EndurExtra’s concentrated blend of readily digestible fats is supplemented at the low rate of eight ounces per day.
What makes EndurExtra different?
EndurExtra provides a combination of ingredients that support several critical systems in your horse: his digestive tract, immune system, and neuromuscular system. By supplementing with EndurExtra you are taking a multi-pronged approach to maintaining your horse’s overall well-being.
Smaller meals benefit the GI tract
When addressing the challenges facing hard-to-keep horses or horses under stress, you must support a healthy digestive tract. Horses with a healthy gut will have the appetite needed to consume the feed offered to them and the ability to efficiently utilize that feed. The fats found in EndurExtra contain 2.25 times as much energy as the carbohydrates found in grain. When feeding fat, you can reduce the size of a horse’s meal. Smaller meals pass through the digestive tract at a slower rate, which increases digestibility and reduces the risk of digestive upsets. To further support optimal digestibility and a hearty appetite, EndurExtra was formulated to contain direct-fed microbials that maintain proper GI tract balance. By addressing both meal size and microbial balance you are increasing the odds that your horse will not only clean up each meal, but he or she will gain the most nourishment and energy possible from the diet.
Fat is an excellent energy source for horses
Energy from fat is metabolized differently than carbohydrates and proteins are, and therefore affects your horse’s systems differently. Research trials conducted on exercising horses demonstrate that horses utilizing fat accumulate lower levels of lactic acid in their muscles. Lower lactic acid levels increase stamina and reduce muscle fatigue. Horses fed high-fat and high-fiber diets do not exhibit the glucose spikes that can cause excitability and metabolic disease. Horses fed fat remain focused while working, recover faster after work, and are less likely to develop muscle disorders.
Adequate antioxidants are important
Demanding workloads and other stressful situations can increase more than energy requirements. Research has shown that horses in heavy exercise or those under stress often require additional antioxidant support. EndurExtra provides 1,000 IU of natural vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, in each eight-ounce serving. By reducing oxidative stress, adequate antioxidant levels support healthy muscles, nerves, and immune system.
- Contains 50% fat from several sources, such as stabilized rice bran, soybean oil, and flaxseed
- Eliminates the need for excessive grain in the diet, reducing the incidence of digestive upset
- Proprietary blend of direct-fed microbials maintains normal digestive function and a hearty appetite
- Rich in natural vitamin E, EndurExtra supports healthy muscles and nerves and a robust immune system
Developed specifically to support weight gain and maintenance
All horse owners have struggled to keep weight on a hard keeper, and many have had that individual that won’t clean up his feed. Almost every barn or stable has a horse that is losing weight due to an intense workload, seasonal temperatures, illness or aging. EndurExtra was scientifically formulated to meet the needs of the horses and ponies who need more than just hay and grain.
EndurExtra is recommended for:
- Hard keepers
- Performance, racehorses and show horses
- Sales weanlings and yearlings
- Young horses in training
- Broodmares in late gestation and lactation
- Senior horses
- Horses that need extra calories in the cold winter months
- Horses recovering from injury, illness, or malnourishment
Rich in high-fat energy and much more.
Meeting a horse’s key nutritional needs can make the difference between existing and thriving, simply performing and winning, illness and good health. EndurExtra is scientifically formulated to provide key ingredients necessary to maintain a healthy appetite and optimal body weight. Additionally, it supports a healthy digestive tract, and proper immune and muscle function.
50% fat in a blend including Equi-Jewel® rice bran, soybean oil, and flax.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ………. 1,800 billion CFU/lb
Lactobacillus acidophilus ………. 100 billion CFU/lb
Enterococcus faecium ………. 70 billion CFU/lb
Natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 1,000 IU per 8 oz
Fat is an excellent energy source for horses
The caloric density of fat makes it an incredible source of energy for hard-to-keep horses, intensely worked performance horses, mares in late gestation and early lactation, aged horses, and growing horses.
Because fats contain 2.25 times the energy of carbohydrates, supplementation with fat can reduce the amount of grain fed to horses. By decreasing meal size and offering a diet rich in fat and fiber, horses become less prone to colic, laminitis, and insulin resistance-related disorders.
High-grain diets are known to exacerbate some muscular problems, such as recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER), a form of tying-up. Research has proven that reducing the amount of grain fed to horses with RER and replacing those lost calories with a fat-rich supplement is essential in managing these syndromes.
Direct-fed microbials support a healthy GI tract
A healthy GI tract is paramount to a horse’s good health. Along with nutrient absorption, the GI tract plays a significant role in the horse’s immune system.
Direct-fed microbials help to regulate pH balance in the GI tract, producing a hindgut environment that encourages beneficial bacteria to grow. When these bacteria flourish, fiber digestion improves and horses can digest forages more efficiently and derive more energy from them. Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Aspergillus niger, among other organisms, are known as direct-fed microbials.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Enterococcus faecium are two lactic acid-producing direct-fed microbes that researchers have been working with recently. Scientists have found that these lactic acid-producing bacteria influence pH balance in the GI tract, which may boost immunity in horses of all ages.
Natural Vitamin E a critical antioxidant
Natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) is a well-known antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of unsaturated lipids in cellular and subcellular membranes by neutralizing production of free radicals.
This nutrient is important in all horses, but especially in horses engaged in demanding exercise. Vitamin E can be obtained from natural or synthetic sources, and the source of the vitamin E can significantly influence vitamin E status in exercising horses. In several research trials, natural vitamin E was more effective in elevating plasma levels of tocopherol than synthetic vitamin E. Equine athletes supplemented with natural vitamin E often have greater tolerance to exercise, less oxidative stress, and a shorter recovery following intense exercise.
Vitamin E plays a key role in the health of nerve tissues by protecting cell membranes. Recent research has shown that horses with vitamin E deficiencies are more likely to develop Equine Motor Neuron Disease. Horses suffering from neurological disease often benefit from natural vitamin E supplementation.
Natural vitamin E also supports a robust immune system in horses of all ages. One example is that when mares were supplemented with natural vitamin E, they exhibited increased passive transfer of antibodies to their foals, which ensures the strength of the neonatal immune system.
Lecithin is a beneficial fatty acid
Lecithin is a phospholipid composed of saturated, unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lecithin also contains choline, a factor necessary in the production of acetylcholine. As a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine is a critical component of the nervous system. Lecithin aids digestion, encouraging maximal absorption of nutrients.
Serving and Storage
Feed 4 oz of EndurExtra twice daily.
*As with any change in your horse’s diet, we recommend introducing EndurExtra in small amounts and slowly increasing to the full serving (4 oz twice daily) over a period of a week to 10 days.
Storage and shelf life:
Store EndurExtra in a cool, dry place and reseal bag during storage. Shelf life is 24 months from date of manufacture when stored under suitable conditions.
25-lb ( 11.36 kg) bag (50-day supply for 1 horse)