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Challenger Coarse Mix (Heygates Feeds)

Challenger Coarse Mix (Heygates Feeds)

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EnergyEnergy
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Challenger Coarse Mix is a high-energy mix intended for horses and ponies in heavy work. It contains linseed oil which is meant to be beneficial for maintaining hoof health and coat condition.
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Nutritional Analysis
Dry Matter
As Fed
Dry matter measures everything in your feed except for the water or moisture content. Because moisture content varies, nutritionists formulate diets on a dry matter basis.
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Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Digestible EnergyDigestible energy provides an estimate of the usable calorie content of a feed commonly expressed as megacalories per kilogram or pound (Mcal/kg or lb). 3.309 Mcal / kg 8.93 Mcal
Crude ProteinCrude Protein is an estimate of the total protein content of a feed based on the nitrogen content. 14.3 % DM 386 g
LysineLysine is typically considered the first limiting amino acid in equine diets. It is involved in immune function, metabolism, and making collagen and elastin. -- % DM -- g
CalciumCalcium is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth. It should be provided in a ratio of approximately 1.5:1 Calcium to Phosphorus. -- % DM -- g
PhosphorusPhosphorus is a macromineral involved in the maintaining the structure and function of bone. It is also a component of ATP and cell membranes. -- % DM -- g
MagnesiumMagnesium acts as a cofactor for over 300 metabolic processes. It is important for muscle and nerve function, bone health, mood regulation and energy production. -- % DM -- g
PotassiumPotassium is an electrolyte that help to maintain fluid volume inside cells and cation-anion balance. Exercised horses and horses in hot weather lose potassium through sweat. -- % DM -- g
SulfurSulfur is a component of the amino acids methionine and cysteine. It is important for hoof health, joint function, coat quality and metabolic health. -- % DM -- g
SodiumSodium is the major electrolyte in the horse's body that regulates fluid levels and nerve transmission. Sodium intake in the form of salt stimulates thirst. -- % DM -- g
ChlorideChloride is an electrolyte and is important for the transmission of nerve impulses. It is found in salt (sodium chloride). -- % DM -- g
IronIron is a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, which is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. -- ppm -- mg
ZincZinc support many metabolic processes and is involved in coat and hoof quality, immune function and metabolic health. It should be fed in balance with iron and copper. -- ppm -- mg
CopperCopper is a trace mineral required for hoof health, coat quality connective tissue, and immmune function. It should be provided in a 3:1 ratio of zinc to copper. -- ppm -- mg
ManganeseManganese is crucial for bone formation and antioxidant protection. It is also involved in maintaining healthy joints and supports the production of chondroitin sulfate. -- ppm -- mg
SeleniumSelenium is an essential micromineral that works closely with vitamin E as an antioxidant. It is involved in growth and muscle function. -- ppm -- mg
CobaltCobalt is reqired to make vitamin B12 (cobalamin). In horses, cobalt is converted to Vitamin B12 by the hindgut microflora. -- ppm -- mg
IodineIodine is required to synthesize the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which regulate the body's metabolic rate. -- ppm -- mg
Vitamin AVitamin A (retinol) is made from the precursor beta-carotene. It is important for vision, reproductive health in mares and for maintaining immune function. -- KIU / kg -- KIU
Vitamin DVitamin D is involved in bone mineral metabolism and immune function. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is found in plants and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is synthesized in skin and added to feeds. -- KIU / kg -- KIU
Vitamin EVitamin E is an important antioxidant that must be provided by the horse's diet. It is found in fresh grasses, but rapidly degrades in cut hay. -- IU / kg -- IU
ThiamineThiamine (vitamin B1) is required by enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism to get energy from sugar. -- ppm -- mg
RiboflavinRiboflavin (vitamin B2) is required by enzymes that make energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat. -- ppm -- mg
Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Protein
Crude Protein (CP)Crude Protein is an estimate of the total protein content of a feed based on the nitrogen content. 14.3 % DM 386 g
Soluble Protein (SP)Soluble Protein is the soluble fraction of the protein that is readily available to the horse. It contains small amino acid chains and NPN. -- % CP -- g
Non-Protein Nitrogen (NPN)Non-Protein Nitrogen refers to nitrogen-containing compounds that are not considered to be proteins. -- % SP -- g
Acid Detergent Insoluble Protein (ADIP) ADIP is the amount of protein that is bound to the ADF (insoluble fiber) fraction. Subtract this value from crude protein to determine available protein. -- % CP -- g
Neutral Detergent Insoluble Protein (NDIP) NDIP is the amount of protein that is bound to the NDF (neutral detergent fiber) fraction. It is not digestible by the horse. -- % CP -- g
LysineLysine is typically considered the first limiting amino acid in equine diets. It is involved in immune function, metabolism, and making collagen and elastin. -- % CP -- g
MethionineMethionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is important for making keratin - a protein in hooves and hair. -- % CP -- g
ArginineArginine is important for the immune system, reproductive health, circulation, and creatine production. -- % CP -- g
ThreonineThreonine is the second limiting amino acid in equine diets. It is important for gut health and protein synthesis. -- % CP -- g
LeucineLeucine is one of three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) that are important for muscle building, performance and exercise recovery. -- % CP -- g
IsoleucineIsoleucine is a branched-chain amino acid. BCAAs are muscle-building amino acids important for growth and tissue repair. -- % CP -- g
ValineValine is a branched-chain amino acid that is needed for proper muscle contractions. It can also be used to make glucose for energy. -- % CP -- g
HistidineHistidine is incorporated into various proteins. It is also converted into histamine, which is important for the immune system, and carnosine. -- % CP -- g
PhenylalaninePhenylalanine is the third-most abundant amino acid in equine diets. It is important for neurotransmitter synthesis. -- % CP -- g
TryptophanTryptophan is an amino acid required to make the neurotransmitters serotonin and mielatonin. -- % CP -- g
Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Carbohydrates
Crude FiberCrude fibre indicates the maximum amount of indigestible fibres in your feed. 7.22 % DM 195 g
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)Acid Detergent Fiber is comprised of cellulose and lignin. ADF is used to calculate the digestible energy of forages. 8.93 % DM 241 g
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)Neutral Detergent Fiber is a measure of insoluble fiber and includes lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose. NDF is inversely correlated with feed intake. 24.65 % DM 666 g
LigninLignin is the indigestible component of plant cell walls and has no nutritional value for the horse. High ligning levels decrease palatability. 3.05 % DM 82.5 g
Non-Fiber Carbohydrate (NFC)Non-fiber carbohydrates measures the non-cell wall fraction of carbohydrates, including sugar, starch and pectin. NFC is calculated by subtracting fiber and ash from total carbohydrate content. 49.36 % DM 1333 g
Non-Structural Carbohydrate (NSC)Non-structural carbohydrates is a calculated value that measures ethanol-soluble sugar and starch. Horses with metabolic issues should consume diets with <10% NSC. -- % DM -- g
SugarSugars such as glucose, sucrose and fructose are mono- and disaccharides that can be estimated by extraction with ethanol. Sugar content is often listed as ethanol soluble carbohydrates (ESC). -- % DM -- g
StarchStarch is a complex carbohydrate found in plants - especially grains. Diets high in starch can cause gut issues in horses. -- % DM -- g
Soluble FiberSoluble fibers are easily digestible by the horse. They are broken down into sugars and absorbed from the gut. 49.36 % DM 1333 g
Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Minerals & Vitamins
AshAsh is a gross measure of all the minerals present in a feed or forage. 7 % DM 189 g
CalciumCalcium is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth. It should be provided in a ratio of approximately 1.5:1 Calcium to Phosphorus. -- % DM -- g
PhosphorusPhosphorus is a macromineral involved in the maintaining the structure and function of bone. It is also a component of ATP and cell membranes. -- % DM -- g
MagnesiumMagnesium acts as a cofactor for over 300 metabolic processes. It is important for muscle and nerve function, bone health, mood regulation and energy production. -- % DM -- g
PotassiumPotassium is an electrolyte that help to maintain fluid volume inside cells and cation-anion balance. Exercised horses and horses in hot weather lose potassium through sweat. -- % DM -- g
SulfurSulfur is a component of the amino acids methionine and cysteine. It is important for hoof health, joint function, coat quality and metabolic health. -- % DM -- g
SodiumSodium is the major electrolyte in the horse's body that regulates fluid levels and nerve transmission. Sodium intake in the form of salt stimulates thirst. -- % DM -- g
ChlorideChloride is an electrolyte and is important for the transmission of nerve impulses. It is found in salt (sodium chloride). -- % DM -- g
IronIron is a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, which is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. -- ppm -- mg
ZincZinc support many metabolic processes and is involved in coat and hoof quality, immune function and metabolic health. It should be fed in balance with iron and copper. -- ppm -- mg
CopperCopper is a trace mineral required for hoof health, coat quality connective tissue, and immmune function. It should be provided in a 3:1 ratio of zinc to copper. -- ppm -- mg
ManganeseManganese is crucial for bone formation and antioxidant protection. It is also involved in maintaining healthy joints and supports the production of chondroitin sulfate. -- ppm -- mg
SeleniumSelenium is an essential micromineral that works closely with vitamin E as an antioxidant. It is involved in growth and muscle function. -- ppm -- mg
CobaltCobalt is reqired to make vitamin B12 (cobalamin). In horses, cobalt is converted to Vitamin B12 by the hindgut microflora. -- ppm -- mg
IodineIodine is required to synthesize the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which regulate the body's metabolic rate. -- ppm -- mg
Vitamin AVitamin A (retinol) is made from the precursor beta-carotene. It is important for vision, reproductive health in mares and for maintaining immune function. -- KIU / kg -- KIU
Vitamin DVitamin D is involved in bone mineral metabolism and immune function. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is found in plants and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is synthesized in skin and added to feeds. -- KIU / kg -- KIU
Vitamin EVitamin E is an important antioxidant that must be provided by the horse's diet. It is found in fresh grasses, but rapidly degrades in cut hay. -- IU / kg -- IU
ThiamineThiamine (vitamin B1) is required by enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism to get energy from sugar. -- ppm -- mg
RiboflavinRiboflavin (vitamin B2) is required by enzymes that make energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat. -- ppm -- mg
ChromiumChromium is a trace mineral involved in metabolic function and insulin regulation. It influences glucose (blood sugar) uptake into tissues. -- ppm -- mg
BiotinBiotin (vitamin B7) is important for hoof growth and integrity, as well as skin and coat quality in horses. -- ppm -- mg
FolateFolate (vitamin B9, folic acid) is important for enzymatic reactions such as DNA and methionine synthesis. -- ppm -- mg
NiacinNiacin (vitamin B3, nicotinic acid) is required for coenzymes involved in energy production, redox reactions and cell division. -- ppm -- mg
Pantothenic AcidPantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes and can be made by microbes in the hindgut. -- ppm -- mg
PyridoxinePyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, plays a role in blood sugar regulation, muscle development, mood regulation, hormone production and joint health. -- ppm -- mg
Vitamin B12Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is involved in a variety of enzymatic processes including protein synthesis, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. -- ppm -- μg
CholineCholine is an essential nutrient, often grouped with the B-vitamins. It is necessary for liver health, DNA methylation, neurotransmitter synthesis, and lipid membrane integrity. -- ppm -- mg
Menadione (Vitamin K3)Vitamin K is a cofactor for enzymes involved in blood clotting. It also supports healthy blood vessels and bone health. -- ppm -- mg
Ascorbate (Vitamin C)Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that supports the healthy function of all cells of the body. -- ppm -- mg
Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Fat/Fatty Acids
Ether Extract (EE)Ether extract, also known as crude fat, is a measure of the total fat content in a feed. It is determined by a laboratory test in which the feed sample is treated with a solvent to extract the fat. 4.67 % DM 126 g
Total Fatty Acids (TFAee)Total fatty acids is a better measure of the total amount of fat present in a feed sample. It is calculated by subtracting plant pigments, esters, and aldehydes from crude fat. -- % EE -- g
GlycerolGlycerol is a sugar alcohol that forms the backbones of triglycerides - a fat molecule with three fatty acids. Glycerol and pigment are subtracted from EE to get TFAee. -- % DM -- g
PigmentPigments are plant compounds such as chlorophyll, flavonoids and carotenes that are soluble in ether. Pigment and glycerol are subtracted from EE to get TFAee. -- % DM -- g
Lauric acidLauric acid (C12:0) is a saturated medium-chain fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain. -- % TFAee -- g
Myristic acidMyristic acid (C14:0) is a saturated fatty acid that is found in plant and animal fats. It has a chemical structure of 14 carbon atoms with no double bonds. -- % TFAee -- g
Palmitic acidPalmitic acid (C16:0) is a saturated long-chain fatty acid found in plants and animals. It has a chemical structure of 16 carbon atoms with no double bonds. -- % TFAee -- g
Palmitoleic acidPalmitoleic acid (C16:1) is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in plants and animals. It has a 16 carbon atom structure with a single double bond in the ninth position. -- % TFAee -- g
Stearic acidStearic acid (C18:0) is a saturated long-chain fatty acid composed of an 18-carbon chain with no double bonds. -- % TFAee -- g
Elaidic acidElaidic acid (C18:1T) is an unsaturated trans fatty acid. It has 18 carbon atoms and a double bond in trans configuartion (between carbons 9 and 10). -- % TFAee -- g
Oleic acidOleic acid (C18:1C) is a long-chain mono-unsaturated fatty acid. It is an omega-9 fatty acid because it has a final carbon double bond in the ninth position. -- % TFAee -- g
Linoleic acidLinoleic acid (C18:2) is a polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid. It is an omega-6 fatty acid because it has a final carbon double bond in the sixth position. -- % TFAee -- g
Alpha-Linolenic acidAlpha-Linolenic acid (C18:3) is a polyunsaturated essential fatty acid. It is an omega-3 fatty acid because it has a final carbon double bond in the third position. -- % TFAee -- g
Docosahexaenoic acidDocosahexaenoic acid (C22:6) is an omega-3 polyunsaturanted fatty acid with a 22-carbon chain and a final carbon double bond in the third position. DHA plays important roles in brain health and inflammation regulation. -- % TFAee -- g
Other Fatty AcidsA measure of all other fatty acids not mentioned above. -- % TFAee -- g
Nutrients Concentration Per 3000 g
Additive
Bacteria/Yeast Bacteria/Yeast measures probiotic ingredients added to a feed to support gut health and digestibility. Values are provided in Colony Forming Units (CFUs). -- cfu x 109 / g -- cfu x 109
Total Enzyme ActivityTotal Enzyme Activity reflects the amount of enzymatic activity present in the feed. Higher enzyme activity indicates a more digestible feed. -- U / kg -- U
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