Gumnuts®

Aged Care & Condition - The original & still the first choice of feed for aged horses & ponies.

Gumnuts®

Mitavite® Gumnuts® is Australia’s original and most trusted feed especially formulated for aged horses and ponies. Highly nutritious, palatable and safe to feed, Gumnuts® provides a unique balance of vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to address the challenges of old age. Omega 3 oils, antioxidants and essential amino acids are provided in a highly digestible form. Gumnuts® reduces to a soft mash when water is added.

 

Unique Features of Mitavite Gumnuts

  • Fully steam extruded to maximise digestibility and nutrient utilization
  • Nutrient dense to provide optimal nutrition for older horses and ponies
  • Contains Bonafide® to support bone density

 

Choose Mitavite Gumnuts when

  • Your cherished old horse or pony is struggling to maintain muscle mass and topline.
  • Your older horse has poor teeth and needs his feed softened to a mash
  • You horse needs the support of a premium feed during the colder months or when pasture is limited.
  • Digestive function is compromised

 

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Available in 20kg bags.

Ingredients

Pressure cooked and fully steam extruded grains(including barley), vegetable protein, vegetable oil, (including Omega 3 and Omega 9 Oils), salts, molasses, heat stable vitamins and chelated mineral proteinates and Quinaquanone (the active constituent of Bonafide).

Daily Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide
Maintenance
Bodyweightkg300400500600
Gumnuts®kg1.5 - 1.751.75 - 22.25 - 2.52.5 - 3
Lucerne chaff or haykg1 - 1.251.5 - 1.752 - 2.252 - 2.5
Cereal or pasture*kg3.25 +4.5 +5 +7 +
Pleasure Riding
Bodyweightkg300400500600
Gumnuts®kg1.75 - 22 - 2.252.75 - 33.24 - 3.5
Lucerne chaff or haykg1 - 1.251.5 - 1.752 - 2.252.25 - 2.5
Cereal or pasture*kg3 +4 +5 +6 +
Light Work
Bodyweightkg300400500600
Gumnuts®kg2 - 2.252.5 - 33 - 3.53.75 - 4.25
Lucerne chaff or haykg1.25 - 1.52 - 2.252.5 - 33 - 3.5
Cereal or pasture*kg3 +4 +5 +6 +
Medium Work
Bodyweightkg300400500600
Gumnuts®kg2.5 - 2.752.75 - 3.253.5 - 44.25 - 4.75
Lucerne chaff or haykg1.5 - 1.752.25 - 2.752.75 - 3.253.5 - 3.75
Cereal or pasture*kg3 +4 +5 +6 +
Regular Strenuous Work
Bodyweightkg300400500600
Gumnuts®kg3 - 3.253.75 - 4.254.5 - 55.5 - 6
Lucerne chaff or haykg2 - 2.252.5 - 33 - 3.53.5 - 4
Cereal or pasture*kg3 +4 +5 +6 +

Roughage (hay, chaff, pasture etc) should be fed at 1-1.5% of bodyweight. Amounts above are a guide. Total daily feed (concentrate + roughage) should be 2-3% of bodyweight depending on age, workload & climate. Refer to the exercise calculator to determine classification of workload. *Oaten or wheaten chaff or hay or pasture. *Oaten or wheaten chaff or hay or pasture. The feeding guides are for temperate climates. In tropical climates increase the amount of Gumnuts®.

Nutritional Content

 

ANALYSIS

ENERGY DE (MJ/kg)

14

PROTEIN %

16

FAT %

7

FIBRE %

8

STARCH%

20.5

ESC%

28.9

WSC%

8.4

  
NUTRIENT LEVELS in 1kg
Calcium12g
Phosphorous10g
Magnesium5g
Potassium12g
Sodium4.5g
Chloride9g
Manganese195mg
Iron190mg
Copper80mg
Iodine1.32mg
Zinc200mg
Selenium0.3mg
Molybdenum1.2mg
Vitamin A12270iu
Vitamin D1480iu
Vitamin E260iu
Quinaquanone®1750ug
Niacin89mg
Thiamin18mg
Vitamin B26mg
Pantothenate20mg
Vitamin B610mg
Vitamin B120.02ug
Folate5mg
Biotin800ug
Choline1.7g

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