Stabilized rice bran is considered the best source of beneficial equine dietary fat, and HEALTHY GLOW is the original stabilized rice bran. It contains 20% vegetable fat and is also an excellent source of
B-vitamins and natural source vitamin E, plus it contains essential amino acids.
HEALTHY GLOW meets such strict manufacturing standards that it is a human-grade product with a one-year shelf-life.
Provides concentrated energy--20% fat (rice oil)
Contains natural source vitamin E
Healthful B-complex vitamins
No additives or preservatives
Reduced risk of digestive disorders compared to grain
Human food quality with 1 year shelf-life
Extruded meal form
Economical 40 lb package
Feed 1/2 to 2 lb alone or top-dressed over other feeds
For best results, feed with GROSTRONG Minerals
What are the advantages of added fat in horse diets?
•Over the last 20 years, extensive research on added dietary fat for horses has shown fats provide more energy per lb, are digested more efficiently, and actually decrease the thermal load in working horses compared to grains. Dietary fat also has a sparing effect on muscle glycogen stores, allowing horses to do more work before tiring (refer to Horse Feed Facts®, "Feeding Fat").
•Substitution of fat for some of the grain in high-energy rations decreases the need for fermentive digestion of starches, thereby reducing the likelihood of colic, tying up, laminitis, and founder.
•Several kinds of added fat have been fed to horses, including rendered animal fat and various vegetable oils. Corn oil is the most palatable of the pure vegetable oils used in horse rations and has been preferred by most horse owners. However, feeding of pure vegetable oils can be difficult in cold weather, can be messy, and can result in dilution of vitamins and minerals in the total ration. Also, some horses might refuse to eat feeds that are top-dressed with vegetable oils.
What are the advantages of HEALTHY GLOW® stabilized rice bran?
•Recently, the development of new technology has allowed rice bran to be utilized as a nutrient-rich horse feed supplement. The naturally high concentrations of vegetable fat and antioxidant vitamins in HEALTHY GLOW are maintained, without additives or preservatives, with an exclusive extrusion and stabilization process.
•HEALTHY GLOW, the original rice bran product for horses, is manufactured according to the standards for foods for human consumption. It has a guaranteed shelf life of one year. It contains over 20% fat and less than 4% free fatty acids, making it the only rice bran that consistently meets the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) definition of stabilized.
•Rancidity of raw (unstabilized) rice bran begins immediately after milling, resulting in loss of fatty acids and vitamins. Other extrusion processes extend the shelf life of raw rice bran by approximately 30-60 days, but result in loss of nutrients. Raw rice bran has lower nutrient concentrations
compared to HEALTHY GLOW, contains impurities such as dirt, rice hulls, and starch, and can be dangerous to horses due to possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum (botulism), E. coli, and Salmonella spp. bacteria.
•HEALTHY GLOW is an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that can provide improved immune response, increased exercise endurance, improved nerve function, and improved muscle function.
•HEALTHY GLOW comes in a meal form that is very palatable and can be fed alone or top-dressed on other feeds.
•Users of HEALTHY GLOW report a healthy shine and "glo" in the hair coats of their horses.
•Typical feeding rates for HEALTHY GLOW are 1/2 to 2 lb per horse daily, depending on the horse's work load.
This product carries a shipping weight of 33 pounds.