Crude Protein, Min. 14.00%
Crude Fat, Min. 5.50%
Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Min 0.55%
Crude Fiber, Max. 5.50%
Calcium (Ca), Min. 1.00%
Calcium (Ca), Max. 1.50%
Phosphorus (P), Min. 1.25%
Salt (NaCl), Min. 7.50%
Salt (NaCl), Max. 9.00%
Magnesium (Mg), Min. 1.50%
Potassium (K), Min. 1.10%
Sulfur (S), Min. 0.25%
Fluorine, Max 0.8 ppm
Copper (Cu), Min. 500 ppm
Selenium (Se), Min. 5.0 ppm
Zinc (Zn), Min 1,000 ppm
Iron (Fe), Min. 350 ppm
Manganese (Mn), Min. 750 ppm
Iodine (I), Min. 8.0 ppm
Cobalt (Co), Min. 4.0 ppm
Biotin, Min 18 mg/lb.
Omega 3 fatty acid, Min. 5,500 ppm
Vitamin A, Min 100,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, Min 20,000 IU/lb
Vitamin E, Min 350 IU/lb
.Back in the late 1970’s there was a movement in the US which envisioned energy independence based on every farm having its own alcohol plant. Grain grown for livestock feed would first be fermented for alcohol and then what remained would be fed to livestock.
At a much earlier time, and continuing into the 1940’s, many small farmers steeped barley before feeding to livestock—“slopping the hogs,” as it was called when feeding pigs.
While both of these areas faded over time due to various influences such as economies of scale, elements relating to the fermented feeds have been embraced and refined by SweetPro Feeds. As an example, early farm scale ethanol plants, which, of necessity, had used low temperature cooking, were unable to distill whole mash, so the liquid portion was screened out separately for distilling. The remaining thick mash still contained significant amounts of alcohol and all the yeast and enzymes used to ferment were never subjected to the killing temperatures of distilling.
Many of the dairymen using this feed found themselves in the awkward position of overflowing their dairy’s bulk tanks because the cows were so much more productive.
The steeped barley of yesteryear was often times germinating and thus releasing a multitude of enzymes needed for initial plant growth. Those enzymes coupled with fermented starches made a powerful improvement in feed utilization. But in the end, the cumbersome techniques and difficulty with storage and labor took their toll and these approaches faded away.
The science behind these low tech procedures, however, was anything but low tech. Probiotic proliferation was rampant, yeast and their nutralites increased, phytic acid tie-up of minerals was eliminated. In short, the science was exceptional but the mechanics were too limiting.
SweetPro Feeds has managed to overcome the mechanical limitation, seize the science and indeed, take the science to new levels with organic complexed trace minerals and prebiotic oligosaccharides to deliver maximum performance potential. Low temperature cooking is standard, natural amylolytic, fibrinolytic and proteolytic enzymes are at work, and a blend of cereal grains (wheat, oats, and barley malt) plus flax are used in fermentation to assure the most complementary amino acid profile is available to help your horse build muscle.
Everything about SweetPro’s ProBiotein processing is geared toward improving nutrient utilization, which in turn reflects itself in improved animal health, performance and feed utilization. All without “breaking the bank.”
There are lots of fermented feeds in the marketplace, but nothing quite like SweetPro’s ProBiotein, where the emphasis is on fermentation as the primary objective, not a byproduct. Also a blend of complementary nutrients is embraced over reliance on a single “silver bullet.” EquiPride and EquiLix are especially rewarding products for SweetPro because they do so much for animals that people care so much about.
The impact has been greater than in production agriculture and the many stories of remarkable recoveries are very gratifying. We are pleased to be part of the equine industry and grateful for the wonderful reception our products are getting.
SweetPro® introduces EquiPride™
A top-dress which combines several nutritional factors into one powerful supplement.
EquiPride blends vitamins, organic complexed minerals, stabilized milled flax and distillers grains with ProBiotein™, our proprietary additive.
ProBiotein™ (Yeast Culture on a fermented media of wheat, oats, barley malt and flax), Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Salt, Ground Flax, Pea Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product Liquid, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin.
Digestive Enzyme Activity (at time of manufacture):
Alpha-Amylase (from Barley malt, Aspergillus oryzae) 34,180 ug starch hydrolyzed/min/oz.
Amyloglucosidase (from Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae) 4,540 ug maltose hydrolyzed/min/oz.
ProBiotein is a proprietary blend-additive consisting of yeast
culture, prebiotic oligosaccharides, enzymes, and protein isolates.
The Yeast in ProBiotein, cultured on a media of wheat, oats, barley malt and flax, is rich in biotin and other nutrients to aid digestion. The Oligosaccharides, often called “prebiotics,” because they feed the beneficial probiotic bacteria, are a key part of the ProBiotein additive. These prebiotics help maintain good digestive tract health.
Enzymes, the catalysts of digestion are included in a fibrinolytic, amylolytic & proteolytic array to assist fiber, protein and mineral utilization.
Flax helps in many ways. The oil is dense energy which is high in Omega 3 fatty acid content. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid often missing in modern diets. Flax is also among the richest sources of lignans, which help improve immune function. Organic complexed minerals are featured. Zinc, copper and manganese are complexed, or bound to protein instead of other minerals, assuring high bioavailability.
EquiPride also includes ethyl alcohol to raise palatability, enhance fiber digestion and add another non-starch energy source. Now with feed efficiency boost, the cost of maintaining your horse in top condition can be reduced.
Look for up to 25% improvement in forage feed efficiency with SweetPro’s EquiPride.
Digestive Aide, Vitamin and Mineral Supplement for Horses
Horses are hind-gut, foraging herbivores with a comparatively small stomach. A horse left to it’s natural foraging patterns will graze on high fiber grasses and hay many hours of the day allowing its small stomach to balance acid and enzyme digestion with the fermentation digestion of the cecum and colon (hind gut).
Because so many horses are boarded in stalls and non-pasture confines, they are fed in shorter time periods and with more concentrated energy feeds such as grain that is high in starch.
This is where SweetPro® Feeds EquiPride™ is helpful in aiding the digestion of the typical stable diet.
How EquiPride™ Works
Because a horse produces less natural amylase (starch digestive enzyme) than other animals, (i.e. 10% of what hogs produce) the chances are greater for undigested starch reaching the cecum and colon.
The cecum and colon are the areas where feed is digested by other organisms rather than by acid and enzymes. Mostly, the populations of these organisms prefer hay and other forages, not grain. As a result, elevated levels of grain starch force a shift in their population and in the process, acid levels rise and start to cause problems such as colic, laminitis and ulcers.
EquiPride™ as a digestive aide consists largely of externally processed ingredients that have been pre-digested for the horse and improves the nutrient utilization of the horse’s entire ration, as well as adding key nutrients.
ProBiotein™ is the SweetPro® Feeds proprietary “blend additive” in EquiPride™ which constitutes the digestive aide. We stress the blend aspect of ProBiotein™ since digestion is a complex process that is influenced by many factors and combinations of factors. No single “silver bullet” ingredient is
going to get the job done.
• Enzymes (amylolytic, fibrinolytic, proteolytic);
• Yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae);
• Fiber and fermentation metabolites;
• Oligosaccharides (prebiotic, i.e., food for probiotic bacteria);
• Protein Isolates (wheat, oats, barley, corn and flax) broadens amino acid profile. Flax Factor
Omega3 fatty acids (alpha linolenic with lignans).
Vitamins and Minerals
• Vitamins (A, D, E and d-Biotin are added to B complex vitamin from yeast);
• Minerals (organic complexed trace minerals to raise bioavailability).
The amylases added to your horse’s diet via EquiPride™ include both alpha amylase and glucoamylase (aspergillus oryzac extract) to help mitigate problems. Additionally, there are other enzymes helping digest fiber, protein and minerals. Blended with the enzymes are oligosaccharides that help feed the beneficial bacteria and help keep their populations high enough to exclude pathogenic bacteria from getting a foothold.
A noteworthy component of the EquiPride™ blend is flax, which is best known for its rich source of omega 3 fatty acid, so often neglected in modern diets. Flax is one of the highest sources of lignans. Lignans contribute to immune function. The major lignan in flax is SDG (seicoisolariciresinol diglucoside).
Lignans from flax are being studied in human applications because of strong antioxidant properties that may play a positive role in certain cancers. This characteristic of lignans may also be responsible for reduction in atherosclerotic plaque formation noted in animal studies. The development of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has been shown to be due in part to oxidative stress. The flax lignan SDG has been found to be effective in lowering the onset of both types of diabetes due to its potent anti oxidative ability.
All these factors and components of EquiPride™ add up to improved digestion allowing the horse’s immune system to maintain a wellness that virtually eliminates the need for costly gastric, joint, hoof and other chronic malady treatments, while giving energy, weight maintenance and a shiny coat to this magnificent animal.
And this final note – when digestion is improved, less total feed is needed. We are seeing forage requirements drop by over 20%. Depending on prices, one can recover nearly half the cost of EquiPride™ in feed savings alone!
EquiPride™ is the ounce of prevention that eliminates the pound of cure.
EquiPride feeding Instructions:
• Feed 1 oz daily per 100 lbs (cwt) of body weight (10 oz for a 1,000 lb horse).
One full Cup of the included scoop weighs 5 oz.
• Feeding may be increased 50 percent (1.5 oz / cwt)
to improve initial intake and performance.
Do not exceed 4 lbs / hd in one day.
Note: Keep sealed to minimize evaporative loss of
ethyl alcohol and organic acids.
50 lb and
125 lb lick.
25 lb pail and
50 lb bag.
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