KER Equi-Jewel is a scientifically formulated, high-fat, low-starch and cool-energy feed stuff with added vitamin E, selenium and calcium. Equi-Jewel is the original, research proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidisation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.
Equi-Jewel is specifically designed to nutritionally support the equine athlete by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and maintaining condition.
Rice bran, as the name suggests comes from rice. Specifically, rice bran is the brown outer layer of the rice grain, the part that we remove to yield white rice. The bran portion of rice is one of the most nutritious parts of the kernel. It is an excellent source of fat, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and fibre. For horses, one of the best things about rice bran is that it contains a high level of fat and is a wonderful addition to the diet where a high fat intake is desirable.
What is Stabilised Rice Bran?
Removal of the brown layer of rice releases an enzyme called lipase which oxidises fat and turns the rice bran rancid. The oxidation of the fat occurs very quickly especially in warmer weather and results in a “soapy” after-taste which can be quite unpalatable to all but the greediest of horses. The rancid bran also contains damaging free radicals and reactive oxidative species. Subjecting the rice bran to heat and pressure (stabilisation) soon after its separation from the rice grain destroys the lipase.
Without the destructive lipase enzyme, the fat content of rice bran (18-20%) is stabilised and this gives Equi-Jewel its proven palatability and long shelf life. Equi-Jewel is a stabilised rice bran supplement, ensuring premium quality and palatability.
BENEFITS OF EQUI-JEWEL:
High energy, without the ‘fizz’ associated with high grain diets
Highly digestible and palatable
Low in starch – ideal for horses intolerant to grain, those prone to tying up, and those with behavioral issues
The low feeding rate and high digestibility provides for an economical calorie supplement
The benefit of rice bran for conditioning and muscle building
Stabilised and extruded to lock in the fat content, increase shelf life and prevent oxidation
Contains essential fatty acids for healthy skin and a naturally shiny coat
Contains added calcium to balance the high phosphorus levels found naturally in rice bran and other commonly fed bran or pollards
Supplies the powerful anti-oxidants natural vitamin E and organic selenium
Supported by extensive research with proven advantages over other fat sources
To supplement the diets of horses requiring additional calories to maintain performance and condition
To increase body condition, muscle, top line and coat condition in show, sale and performance horses
As a safe alternative energy source for horses requiring a low-carbohydrate diet such as those prone to tying-up or laminitis
A ‘cool’ source of calories for horses that heat up on grain
A source of natural vitamin E and organic selenium to assist with muscle recovery in performance horses and healthy immune function
For horses at risk of gastric ulceration or colic
A slow release energy source for horses competing over long distances or endurance competitions
As an energy source without the risks often associated with feeding grain
Race horses, performance horses, show horses and sale preparation, breeding horses, especially good for poor doers and picky eaters, horses prone to tying-up, horses that get excited or fizzy on grain, horses needing rapid weight gain.
Stabilised rice bran, calcium carbonate, vitamin E, selenium
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Feed 0.5 - 1kg per day to 500kg horses. Up to 2kg per day can be fed to 500-kg horses. Replace 1 cup of oil with 0.5kg Equi-Jewel. Mix well with feed. Introduce Equi-Jewel gradually over several days, starting with a handful. Equi-Jewel is high-energy complementary feed, which should be added to the horse's daily ration when additional calories are desired.