Horses have a fragile digestive system, and the conditions in which they have evolved alongside their human masters over time are different than what we find in nature. Royal Horse pledges to create the food best suited to them and to concentrate its efforts on always improving their welfare, their health and their performance.
The brand’s expertise is reflected concretely in its products that stand out thanks to a series of nutritional innovations, active ingredients and raw materials carefully selected to meet the needs of each horse, no matter its activity.
M.O.S. (Mannan Oligo-Saccharides) are carbohydrates extracted from selected yeast cell walls. They are part of the prebiotics family, which act as bioregulators of intestinal flora. M.O.S. promote the horse’s digestive health by attaching to pathogenic (harmful) bacteria, which thus cannot grow on the intestinal wall and are removed from the intestine via excrement.
The presence of MOS in the feed from different product lines of the Royal Horse brand thereby promote beneficial flora, which protect the horse’s digestive transit, in addition to reinforcing immune defence by stimulating antibodies in the blood. This immunity will then be passed on to the colt via the mother’s colostrum.
An important concept to understand is ionic balance, that is, the hydroelectric balance stemming from the relationships between different electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chlorine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, etc.) and the water content in the body. The diet’s ionic balance is important during muscular work because the balance is disturbed by the perspiration phenomena (hyperionic sweat) and the production of lactic acid accompanying it.
In the event of disrupted ionic balance, the horse’s heartbeat under exertion will increase, which will result in poorer quality recovery after exercise.
The Cation Anion Balance of Royal Horse feed slows the effects of lactic acid through a rapid compensation of ionic losses, thereby promoting the horse’s endurance and recovery at the same time
Performance supported by L-carnitine
Carnitine is a compound that is bio-synthesized from Lysine (LYS) and Methionine (MET). Carnitine has two stereoisomers, one of whose biological forms is L-carnitine. It acts within the cell to transport fatty acids during lipid catabolism in the energetic metabolism.
During growth and pregnancy, carnitine needs may exceed the amount normally produced by the body.
Royal Horse foods are enriched with L-carnitine to promote energy conversion of fat and resistance to fatigue in competitive horses. Advantageous for breeding horses, it also improves reproductive performance by its action on spermatogenesis and specifically on the motility of spermatozoa. It promotes the formation of muscular fibres in the fœtus and lung maturation, in addition to supporting immune defence.
Protein represents around 20% of a horse’s weight (50% of which is muscle). These proteins are constantly degrading, hence the importance of daily protein intake of assimilable proteins for horses with high protein synthesis (such as mares at the end of gestation and lactation and show horses).
Amino acids are molecules that when combined form proteins. They also have other roles, such as the formation and development of muscles, among others. These indispensable compounds function like fuel and promote muscular growth and recovery after exertion. Some can be produced by the organism and others not: we speak of limiting amino acids, which for horses are LYS, and sulphur amino acids, called MET and CYS.
To guarantee a high level of quality proteins, the entire Royal Horse product line is enriched with LYS, MET and CYS amino acids.