Mix and BRIXRoughage is extremely important for the digestion tract of a horse. Not only is it important that a horse has enough roughage at its disposal (in terms of quantity) during the day, but also the quality of the forage has much influence on the health of horses and ponies.
Horse owners often find it difficult to evaluate or estimate the quality of their roughage. Just by it’s looks one can assess whether the roughage is coarse, if it smells fresh and whether it contains a lot of dust/dirt. It is impossible however, to judge from the outside whether it contains high or low levels of for example protein or sugar.
To have an insight in the exact nutritional values, laboratories can provide an analysis of the roughage.
During recent years many analyses show a declining trend in nutritional values of roughage; especially the protein content is declining disturbingly. This may cause problems - especially for horses in exercise and broodmares.
HAVENS offers two products to dissolve a low protein level of roughage; MIX and BRIX. Both products not only upgrade the horse’s diet (providing building stones for muscles), but also ensure more chewing and saliva production (healthy digestion, neutralizes excess acid in the stomach).