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Hygain® Micrbarley® Premium quality, all natural, micronized barley that requires no soaking or cracking with the goodness sealed in.
MICRBARLEY® flakes are readily digestible with improved feed efficiency and reduced risk of colic, acidosis and laminitis.
Crude Protein 11% Crude Fat 2% Max Crude Fibre 9%
Micronizing for Improved Digestibility
The small intestine is the epicentre of nutrient digestion in the horse. Vitamins, minerals, fats, protein and starch are readily absorbed in the small intestine. Research shows that feed digested in the small intestine significantly increases the rate of glucose (energy) absorption. The starch in MICRBARLEY® is over 95% digested in the horse’s small intestine where as the starch in whole, crushed or steam flaked barley is only 20-30% digested. The remaining starch is then fermented in the large intestine, this in turn increases the burden on the large intestine producing elevated levels of lactic acid, gas and heat.
MICRBARLEY® flakes transfer the site of digestion back to the small intestine improving feed efficiency and reducing the burden on the hind gut resulting in fewer incidences of dietary induced problems such as colic, acidosis, laminitis, loss of appetite, nervousness, fatigue and reduced performance.
HYGAIN® MICRONIZED feeds and MICRGRAIN’S provide nutritional benefits for all classes of horses.
Feeding amount may be influenced by age, breed, desired body condition, exercise intensity, gestation and lactation status, pasture/hay quality and availability and climate. Care should be taken to match feed intake to dietary requirements. Reduce grain intake on rest days, if horses gain weight and / or training regime is interrupted.