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Horslyx - Garlic Balancer - 5kg

Horslyx - Garlic Balancer - 5kg

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Horslyx is a balancer, supplied in a palatable lick, containing an optimum level of vitamins, minerals and trace elements all in one tub. A balancer supplies a balance of nutrients that are deficient in the horses basal diet which is typically forage based. All Horslyx Balancers are extremely low in starch, making them suitable for horses, which can react unfavourably to traditional cereal based diets.

Horslyx Garlic Balancer contains pure garlic oil to help provide a natural and effective way to help combat the problem of biting insects. Two independent research studies carried out at The University of Aberystwyth have shown that feeding Garlic Balancer can significantly reduce the irritation from flies and other biting insects whilst horses are at grass. The most recent report concluded: “This level of reduction is indicative that the consumption of Horslyx Garlic Balancer produces a beneficial effect for the horse and that this reduction in insect burden will allow the horse to be less irritable and more manageable”. A third independent study at Aberystwyth demonstrated that Garlic Balancer had beneficial effects in decreasing the number of times each affected horse tried to alleviate the irritation of sweet itch. This research concluded: “Feeding Horslyx Garlic Balancer helped to alleviate irritation caused by sweet itch, which in turn may reduce stress, making for a happier, more responsive and co-operative horse”,

Key Features

Why should I feed Horslyx Garlic Balancer?

✔ To help deter biting insects during the summer months.

✔ To help alleviate the irritation caused by sweet itch.

✔ For all horses, all year round for a multitude of health benefits.

✔ To balance any nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing – helping to ensure your horse stays healthy and happy all year round.

✔ When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Garlic Balancer removes the need for buckets of hard feed and so is cost effective and will save you money.

✔ Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.

✔ Licking enhances saliva production, which helps support the digestive system.

Instructions for Use

Feeding Guidelines: (see image).

Horslyx Balancers offer a unique and natural way to balance your equine’s dietary requirements. Designed to be as natural as possible for your horse or pony, Horslyx Balancers should be fed in a ‘trickle feed’ style. This means that your equine can always have access to the product, choosing themselves when they require their Vitamins and Minerals and balancing any deficiencies that can come from a grazing and forage diet. This system replicates what our horses and ponies would have in the wild and helps their digestive system to operate with maximum efficiency. As with all new products we would advise you to introduce Horslyx Balancers into your equines diet slowly, monitoring the intake rate. We would recommend allowing your equine around 10 minutes a day with their Horslyx for the first week, the time can then be extended for periods of around ½ hour to an hour. Consumption can be easily monitored using the 5kg Horslyx holder with the restrictor bar to restrict intake. Once your horse or pony has become accustomed to their Horslyx Balancer you will often find their consumption will decrease and the product can then be left for them to use freely as and when they naturally feel they need it.

Ingredients and nutrition

Key Ingredients:

• Garlic: Feeding garlic as a fly repellent is not a new idea, and works because high sulphur compounds in garlic are released through the skin via natural body secretions such as sweat, producing an invisible barrier that flies find repellent. Whilst they may still be present around the horse, they seldom land on the skin, and this significantly reduces the level of irritation normally seen.

• Linseed Oil: Linseed oil is rich in Omega-3 oil and can help in producing a healthy glossy coat, healthy skin and boost the immune system. A horse’s natural diet can be low in Omega-3 so horses often need an additional source to provide these essential fatty acids for optimum health.

• Antioxidants: Antioxidants are the body’s natural defence against oxidative damage from free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced naturally within the body during immune challenge and in the defence against pathogens and play an important role in maintaining the health and integrity of all the different types of cells within the body. The major dietary antioxidants include Vitamin E and Selenium. Imbalances in pro-oxidant production and antioxidant capacity have been linked to ageing, muscle fatigue during exercise and to a number of diseases in horses (DJ Marlin, CE Dunnett and CM Deaton, 2005).


Tub Size: 5kg.
SPR Product Code: HOR0697
Barcode: 5060050110697

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