Fibre-Beet®

Quick soaking, low starch conditioning fibre source for good health.

Fibre-Beet®

Fibre-Beet® recognizes the fact that horses evolved principally to eat grass which contains 80 to 90% water. Fibre-Beet® is designed to be fed as a wet feed (liquid diet) which is the most natural way to feed your horse. By combining Alfalfa and Speedi-Beet® together into one easy to use unique lozenge shape, Fibre-Beet® offers an excellent source of highly digestible fibre in a liquid form and provides your horse with slow release energy without fizz. Formulated using all the benefits of Speedi-Beet® incorporated with good quality alfalfa. An ideal soft feed for recovering or veteran horses and ponies where maintaining condition is often difficult and teeth may be in poor condition.

 

Unique Features of Fibre-Beet
• Provides a cool, slow release energy source
• Well digested in the hindgut – Beet pulp is approximately 80% digested in the hindgut
• Laminitis trust approved feed
• Unmolassed – 95% Sugar Free, 3% starch level
• Short soaking time – soak for 45 minutes in cold water immediately prior to feeding
• Formulated using all the benefits of SpeediBeet incorporated with good quality alfalfa.
• It contains a combination of fibre sources and provides an ideal fermentation substrate to maximise the fermentation of fibre.

 

Enhancing the racing diet using super fibres
• High energy fibre source
• Pectins in beet pulp protect the stomach lining, reducing the risk of gastric ulcers
• Helps horses hold condition through a preparation
• Soaked feed aids rapid rehydration
• Beet pulp improves muscle recovery rates after exercise


Beet fibre is particularly suited for horses in hard work or racing. It has high levels of soluble fibre and is broken down almost completely in the hindgut producing high levels of propionic acid (one of the VFA) that is converted to glucose in the cells without stimulating insulin and being converted to glycogen.


Stomach Ulcers
Fibre-Beet is a carefully designed blend of highly degradable fibre sources that provide optimum fermentation patterns. High levels of pectin and surfactants can help maintain the mucus linings of the gut whilst the structural fibre absorbs excess stomach acid -helping combat the conditions for ulceration.


Alkaline
Fibre-Beet is fermented to produce high levels of butyric acid, which aids the function of the cells of the gut wall, and low levels of lactic acid, making it an ideal alkaline feed.

 

Energy and condition
With an effective degradability 50% higher than forage fibre, Fibre-Beet can improve energy intake whilst keeping dietary fibre levels at an optimum.

 

Choose Fibre-Beet when
• You need an alternative to feeding grains and high starch and sugar roughages. Ideal for:
– Laminitic or foundered horses
– Horses that can become fizzy
– Horses that are prone to tying up
– Horses with Cushings Syndrome
– Horses with Ulcers
• You want to enhance gastrointestinal and microbial health
• You need to dampen the feed for horses with poor teeth
• You are looking for an alternative roughage source when your normal roughage is difficult to source
• You need to keep horses well hydrated. Fibre Beet can help to store water in the hindgut using the hindgut as a water reservoir
• Added Biotin for maintaining hoof integrity
• SpeediBeet and alfalfa have a favourable acid binding capacity so is ideal for horses with ulcers
• You want to put condition onto your horse in a cool, safe manner.
• You want a GM free feed

 

Available in 20kg bags.

Ingredients

Speedi-beet flakes, alfalfa nuts, oatfeed pellets, cane molasses, vegetable fat, vitamin / trace element supplement, biotin, peppermint.

Daily Feeding Guide

  1. Simply mix 3 parts of water to 1 part of Fibre-Beet by weight, that's about 1 1/2 parts of water to 1 part of Fibre-Beet® by volume.
  2. Leave to soak for 45 minutes using cold water or 15 minutes using hot water (fantastic in the winter to warm your horse).
  3. Once Fibre-Beet® has been soaked it can be fed straight away or it can be kept in a cool environment, enabling you to still prepare in advance if you wish.

As a guide horses require 2% of body weight as feed per day. At least 25% must be fed as forage, or high fibre alternatives.

Fibre-Beet® can be fed up to 40% of the daily feed, depending on circumstances.

 

As a forage replacer:

When forage is unavailable Fibre-Beet® may be fed as a substitute, soak prior to feeding. Feed 1.0kg of soaked Fibre-Beet for every 100kg of body weight, as a daily ration. Split and feed at least twice a day. If grazing offer at turnout and after stabling. If 24 hour grazing offer as required.

Weight of dry Fibre-Beet gramsAmount of water grams or mlTotal weight of feed soaked Fibre-Beet kg
2507501.0
50015002.0
75022503.0

As a feedstuff:

Size of horse (hh)Weight kgFeeding regimeMedium exercise (trekking)Heavy exercise (eventing)
11200Forage / Hay / High Fibre Cubes -kg3.02.0
  Pony Cubes kg1.02.0
  Soaked Fibre-Beet®2.04.0
14400Forage / Hay / High Fibre Cubes -kg6.54.0
  Pony Cubes kg1.54.0
  Soaked Fibre-Beet®4.06.0
16650Forage / Hay / High Fibre Cubes -kg10.07.0
  Pony Cubes kg2.05.0
  Soaked Fibre-Beet®6.08.0

An example of a suitable diet:

 Total Feed Per Day
Stabled Horse (No Grazing)300kg body weight pony500kg body weight horse
Fibre-Beet (Dry Weight)0.75kg1.25kg
Fibre-Beet (Soaked Weight)3.0kg5.0kg
Laminitis Trust approved chop or high fibre cubes2.0kg3kg
Good quality hay5.5kg7kg
4 hours grazing on unfertilised pasture300kg body weight pony500kg body weight horse
Fibre-Beet (Dry Weight)0.5kg0.75kg
Fibre-Beet (Soaked Weight)2.0kg3.0kg
Laminitis Trust approved chop or high fibre cubes1.5kg2.25kg
Good quality hay3.5kg5.0kg

 

     

Nutritional Content

TYPICAL ANALYSIS (Fresh weight basis before soaking)% Unless Indicated
Dry Matter90.0
Protein10.0
Oil (B) Acid Hydrolysis3.0
Fibre (Crude)22.0
Ash10.0
NDF45.0
Starch3.0
Total Sugar5
Energy DE mj/kg11.0
Minerals% Unless Indicated
Calcium0.8
Phosphorus (Total)0.2
Magnesium0.13
Manganese mg/kg59
Zinc mg/kg22
Iron mg/kg950
Copper mg/kg7
Potassium0.9
Selenium mg/kg0.1
Iodine mg/kg1
Salt0.3
Sodium0.10
Amino Acids% Unless Indicated
Lysine (Total)0.45
Methionine0.16
Tryptophan0.16
Cysteine0.16
Aspartic Acid1.05
Threonine0.43
Serine Acid0.44
Glutamic Acid1.25
Glycine0.47
Alanine0.47
Valine0.55
Iso-Leucine0.49
Leucine0.66
Tyrosine0.31
Phenylalanine0.45
Histidine0.31
Arginine0.51
Proline0.42

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