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Friday
May112012

FEEDING THE LIFE STAGES AT STUD

Stud Horse Mare and Foal

Feeding the Stud Horse...
(Photo : Vuma Horse Feeds)

"The Age Old Stud Horse Debate"

Much noise is suddenly being made about feeding the stud horse and particularly how much to feed mares and foals, to provide a creep feed or not, levels of protein, amounts of roughage and the correct balance of minerals and vitamins.

None of this is new and it is an age old debate but at Vuma we still believe in our original views and formulations. Champion Breeders for the past seven seasons can't be that wrong and Summerhill stats will show you that horses raised on the foundations of Vuma run for longer on average and more often than others. Whichever way you look at it there is no disputing the value of a superior stud feed, formulated to ensure correct growth and lay down strong bone from the very beginning, even while still in utero. While correct limb conformation, good bone and size are a vital pay-off at the sales, even more telling are the results at the race track!

Nutrition is essential in maximizing bone density. Skeletal growth is rapid during the first 12 months and it is at this time that bone, cartilage and tendon are being deposited and strengthened. The benefits of good levels of vitamin A, vitamin E and biotin are irrefutable in stud rations, and there is evidence to suggest that vitamin C is important in the development of healthy collagen and is essential to the production of connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage).

Skeletal growth occurs faster than weight gain. At 6 months of age bone mineralization is 68% complete. Dietary mineral supplementation along with careful management and training programs will result in improved bone density and in turn, improved skeletal durability. Young horses will stay training longer without the problems that bone injuries can cause.

As consultant nutritionist to Vuma, Debbie Odell, explained back in 2009, a steady growth rate in foals is the optimal goal.

Debbie Odell

CLICK HERE TO READ
DEBBIE ODELL'S ARTICLE ON STUD NUTRITION
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The regular use of the Kentucky Growth Chart to measure your foals growth, is important to gauge growth rates.

KENTUCKY STANDARD GROWTH DATA (TB)

Month Kentucky STD ADG (kg/day) Body Weight Std (kg) Height Std (mm)
1 1.675 75 1072
2 1.49 115 1160
3 1.25 150 1215
4 1.19 180 1243
5 1.09 210 1290
6 1.0 230 1324
7 0.75 265 1350
8 0.75 280 1376
9 0.7 290 1411
10 0.5 310 1411
11 0.525 320 1430
12 0.3 330 1438
13 0.3 340 1456
14 0.3 355 1468
15 0.425 375 1475
16 0.875 395 1494
17 0.8 415 1513
18 0.625 425 1520
19 0.55

20 0.65

21 0.5

Vuma Vigour, together with Vuma Vitality, forms the backbone of the Vuma stud programme. Vuma Vigour has the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, with superior inclusions to ensure optimal absorption of nutrients, particularly Calcium, at all critical growth stages.

Vuma Vigour Horse Feed

Vuma Vigour

  • 15% Protein whole grain, "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran and platinum class vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Biotin and lysine are specified at the higher end of the recommended spectrum to ensure healthy hoof growth and ensure an optimum amino acid profile.
  • Added vitamin C ensures healthy development of collagen and optimal absorption of calcium.
  • Vuma Vigour is recommended for mares in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, weanlings, yearlings and young horses (up to ¾ years) in light medium work.

Vuma Vitality Horse Feed

Vuma Vitality

  • 12% Protein, whole grain "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran, and the industry's no. 1 vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Recommended for stud horses, barren mares, mares in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy, and very suitable for spelling horses.

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VUMA STUD HORSE PRODUCT INFORMATION

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AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Tuesday
May312011

VUMA V8 : GO THE DISTANCE

Vuma V8 Horse Feed

VUMA V8
Supplying the Energy Needs of the Endurance Horse

Vuma V8 is an elevated fat feed, high in energy and including processed carbohydrates, to supply the energy needs of the endurance horse. Made up of extruded maize, oats, barley, whole sunflower, roasted soya, cold pressed oil and the industry's No.1 vitamin and mineral pack.

Due to the high nutrient density of the feed, only a relatively small amount need be given daily.

Also useful for your endurance horse :

THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS

The goal of feeding the endurance horse is to meet the requirements of prolonged competition while avoiding metabolic problems associated with it.

The endurance horse needs a high-energy diet to accomplish his work. Energy can be supplied most efficiently via carbohydrates and fats. Grain processing, in the form of extrusion, increases the digestibility of the starch in the small intestine, maximising the energy absorbed and minimising the amount that reaches the hind gut.

The method of digestion in the hind gut is fermentation and its by-products are undesirable acid, heat and gas. The end-products of starch digestion in the small intestine are glycogen and glucose – essential energy sources in muscle and blood.

Fats contain about 2.5 times the energy per kilogram as carbohydrates and are an excellent source of supplementary energy. Fats are effective in endurance horse nutrition, because of their glycogen sparing effect in the muscles. It is important that elevated fat diets are used throughout the training phase, as the muscles need to be conditioned to utilise fat resources efficiently. The fatty acid profile should be considered, with an oil higher in omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, being most suitable.

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Vuma Horse Feed Product Summary

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www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Friday
May202011

VUMA BRED AND FED!

Perfect Trick Polo Horse

Perfect Trick
(Photo : Catherine Hartley)

"Send us pics of your Vuma fed Champions"

Vuma Feed's Catherine Hartley took on Summerhill bred and owned, Perfect Trick (Russian Revival x Absolute Magic), in September 2007. Having grown up on Vuma Feed, the handsome little gelding is still on Vuma Vitality and is flourishing.

Having been brought on slowly for polo, he played his first 8-goal tournament last weekend. He is quiet, easy and very un-ruffled and seems to be becoming quite the little goal-scoring star!

However, this is proving to be something of a marital dilemma in the Hartley household as there is now fierce competition and bargaining as to who should be playing Perfect Trick. In this instance, you can see, Catherine lost the battle!

They will be in action again at Highveld Polo Champs which is being held at East Rand Polo Club this weekend.

If you have pictures of your Vuma fed Champions, send them to info@vumafeed.co.za or catherine@vumafeed.co.za and we will post them on our site.

Friday
Apr012011

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONS AND POTENTIAL STARS

Click above to watch J J The Jet Plane winning the US$1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint (Gr2)
(Footage : Dubai Racing)

"Start them right and you'll never look back!"

 Our favourite Vuma Champion, J J the Jet Plane kept the South African flag flying at Meydan on Saturday when winning the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night - our very best wishes to Lucky Houdalakis and all the connections! This has truly been an amazing journey and we hope that someone is drafting a book!

River Jetez ran a creditable second in the Dubai Duty Free, ensuring that Jet Master stamps himself firmly at the head of South Africa's leading stallions.

The $10Million World Cup Race was a bittersweet 1st and 2nd for the Japanese, with these victories following so soon after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged their home country.

All of this excitement took place less than 3 weeks ahead of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales, which start at 1pm on Friday 15th April.

Vuma founders and stalwart clients, Summerhill Stud, will be there with their draft of 40 yearlings, all of which have had their foundations on Vuma Horse Feed. Ask the 6 time champion breeders what helped them get to their current position on the breeders log and they won't hesitate to say that the fundamental changes that they made to their feeding regime is what made the difference.

Utilising international research, the feeds are formulated to provide a nutrient dense, highly palatable feed containing the best vitamins and minerals allowing for steady growth.

These foundations lay down strong collagen and bone giving the young horse a superior start and ensuring that they train on (in the case of Hear the Drums, for 34 wins).

 So if you want to join the Champions, your best bet is to start off with Vuma Vitality and Vuma Vigour.

Once in training the highly digestible Vuma Upstart and Vuma Racer ensure high energy and a superior amino acid profile for repair and recovery.

Vuma Horse Feeds - The Choice of Champions!

vuma horsefeed africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Thursday
Mar242011

FEEDING THE ENDURANCE HORSE

Dominique van Zyl - Endurance Rider

Dominique van Zyl - Vuma is proud to feed your Champion
(Photo : Vuma Horsefeed)

"An endurance horse needs a high-energy diet"

The goal of feeding the endurance horse is to meet the requirements of prolonged competition while avoiding metabolic problems associated with it.

The endurance horse needs a high-energy diet to accomplish his work. Energy can be supplied most efficiently via carbohydrates and fats. Grain processing, in the form of extrusion, increases the digestibility of the starch in the small intestine, minimizing the amount that reaches the hindgut. (More than 60% of the gut capacity is in the hind gut, which produces no enzymes and has only limited and selective nutrient absorption.)

The end-products of starch digestion in the small intestine are glycogen and glucose - essential energy sources in muscle and blood. Fermentation of starch is the method of digestion in the hind gut and its by-products are acid, heat and gas.

Fats contain about 2.5 times the energy per kilogram as carbohydrates and are an excellent source of supplementary energy. Fats are effective in endurance horse nutrition, because of their glycogen sparing effect in the muscles. It is important that elevated fat diets are used throughout the training phase, as the muscles need to be conditioned to utilize fat resources efficiently. The fatty acid profile should be considered, with an oil higher in omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, being most suitable.

Vuma V8

Vuma V8 is an elevated fat feed, high in energy and including processed carbohydrates, to supply the energy needs of the endurance horse. Made up of extruded maize, oats, barley, whole sunflower, roasted soya, cold pressed oil and the industry’s number 1 vitamin and mineral pack.
Due to the high nutrient density of the feed, only a relatively small amount need be given daily.

Vuma Vitality

Vuma Vitality is a classic competition horse diet, relatively high in energy sourced mainly from starchy grains.

Vuma VO3 Max Oil
Vuma VO3 Max Oil is high in omega 3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, which can be utilized as a feed additive to lower fat diets. VO3 Max has the added benefits of the powerful antioxidants garlic and Vitamin E.

Click here for more Sport Horse product information...

vuma horsefeed africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

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