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Maxisoy – Low GI Super Fibre Pellets (20kg)

Energreen Nutrition

$42.00

Maxisoy+ Low GI Super Fibre Pellets are the ideal low starch, low sugar, super fibre feed for all horses.

Description

Comprised of 100% soy hull with no added molasses or other feedstuffs Maxisoy+ is the gold standard in providing quality fibre to all equines. Maxisoy+ is very easy to feed and provides superior conditioning whilst remaining cost effective in comparison to many other fibre sources.

Maxisoy+ is prepared from human grade soy beans. The beans are meticulously selected to our high standards, and then processed in a quality controlled plant in Malaysia to remove the soy hulls. These hulls are then processed to create Maxisoy+ pellets.

Maxisoy* is an ideal low starch, low sugar feed with high super fibre, making it a very safe choice for your horse. Copra-Max* is a cool feed that easily adds fat content to the feed ration with very little risk of rancidity. When used together, both feeds are beneficial for boosting condition and performance without overheating.

Super fibres, such as Maxisoy* (100% Soy hull pellet) are around 75-80% Digestible and have a higher energy content compared to fibre sources like hay or chaff.

Fibre is essential to the equine diet and provides 30–70% of a horse’s digestible energy requirements.

It is to be noted however, that not all fibre ingredients are created equal! Soybean hulls are a highly digestible and rapidly fermentable fibre source also known as a “super fibre.” They provide a good level of digestible energy for horses as they contain high levels of pectin.

A good way to compare the quality of fibre ingredients is to look at the lignin to NDF (neutral detergent fibre) ratio. This is as a measure of digestibility where the lower ratio, the better the digestibility. Soybean hulls have a good lignin: NDF ratio at 3.7% compared to oat hulls at 8.2%, wheat bran at 9% and rice bran at 48%. Soybean hulls are digested mostly in the cecum and since they contain relatively small amounts of starch, they are a safe and healthy ingredient for equine diets.

What is the function of the cecum and large intestine?

The cecum and large intestine (hindgut) house billions of bacteria and protozoa that enable the digestion of cellulose and other fibrous fractions of the feed.

Fibrous material in the hindgut provides a water reservoir that promotes hydration, and bacterial fermentation of dietary fibre also produces essential vitamins absorbed by the horse.

Problems in the Equine Hindgut

Enzymes in the small intestine digest dietary starch. But large meals with high volumes of grain can exceed the horse’s capacity to absorb all of the starch. When this happens, undigested starch can move into the large intestine, where bacterial fermentation produces increased lactic acid. This increase in lactic acid causes a sharp decline in pH, which can lead to a change in the bacterial population there.

Hindgut acidosis and laminitis aren’t simply spring-time issues, though. Too much sugar and/or starch at any time of the year can lead to a similar problem. That’s why feeding grains or sweet feeds that are high in sugar or highly processed starches can be a real issue for horses. Always prioritize high-quality forage over sweet feeds. When fed a diet of high-quality forage, most horses don’t even need this starchy, sugary supplement. If you can cut it out entirely, the likelihood of your horse suffering from insulin-related laminitis are greatly reduced, while a healthier diet also means healthier hooves (and a healthier horse!)

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