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The daily sport energy dose
Indication for useAlways give Perfomix in addition to sufficient (at least 5 kg) hay. Daily amount per animal: sport horses - 1.0 kg per 100 kg live body weight recreation horses - 0.75 kg per 100 kg live body weight
Packaging20 kg bag and 500 kg XL-Box
Young racers that are just starting to be trained are best switched to Perfomix, along with a supplement for active sport horses, such as Cavalor Nutri Plus.
This largely depends on the breed and the weight of the horse and on how intensely the horse is worked. The more a horse is worked, the more energy it needs. A 500 kg racehorse that is worked one hour a day needs only about 5 kg of Perfomix a day, along with hay and straw. Top racehorses that are trained several times a day need more feed. And certain breeds have different requirements than crossbreds.
Yes, you can. Make sure, however, that the young horse does not react too powerfully to a portion of feed concentrate. Perfomix distinguishes itself from other feeds in that it incorporates grains that have been rendered soluble, along with an easily absorbable fat core, which releases added energy. This may result in the animal starting work a bit too lively and becoming restless and agitated. There is no problem for young racers and trotters, as the nature and intensity of the work they do is already much higher at this age than that of young saddle horses.
When a riding horse or a jumper reacts a tad too phlegmatically to Perfomix, Superforce can be included as part of ration. One good way is to substitute half of the ration with Superforce, from three days up to one week before a competition. In a matter of just a few days, this will cause the horse to start training with more vigor and without tiring quite as quickly. A usable standard is to substitute 1.5 to 2 kilos of regular rations with Superforce. This method achieves its peak effect after 3 to 5 weeks. Feeding horses that are not worked on a daily basis too much Superforce will prove detrimental. This may cause an overburdened liver, with the horse losing condition.
"Cavalor Feed is a dream come true! I lived in Europe with my horses and my horses looked and felt so fantastic on the natural feed available there. On the East Coast I have been struggling to find a healthy grain mix without all the processed additives. All my horses enjoy Cavalor's tastey feed, it gives them long lasting strength to work but does not provide focus problems and energy spurts. I feel good feeding my horses something that is healthy and nutritious and made for horses complicated digestive system. From my 3 year old to my 21 year old grand prix horse Cavalor Feeds have all of my horses looking shiny, strong and feeling great!"
I have attached pics of my 13 year old APHA mare Bergen Bar Bunny aka Tiara before and after Cavalor Feed. If anyone ever doubts the impact Cavalor feed will have on your performance horse just take a look at the pics of my mare. Her before pic was taken during prime rodeo season so she was very fit. The after pic was just 30 days after starting Cavalor feed and as you can see she has more weight and muscle mass than she had even in the height of competition season. I had not changed anything in her routine other than the feed. I was able to discontinue feeding all supplements also. She has more muscle mass than she has ever had in the 10 years I have owned her. She is calm and ready to work every day.
"I grew up on a farm with an equine veterinarian as a father and cannot remember a time when I did not own horses. I went to college at Auburn University where I earned a BS in Animal Science and my DVM and I have been practicing veterinary medicine for 12 years. When I started playing polo six years ago I fed my horses Purina Strategy. I trusted the company and I was very familiar with their research in animal nutrition. Because I frequently advise my clients not to make changes in an animal's nutrition unless there is a good reason to do so I was very reluctant to make a change myself. A Cavalor representative started talking to me about Cavalor over a year ago but I really was not interested in switching feed as my ponies were doing great. I continued talking to Libby and did some research on my own and began really thinking about my program. I had several older horses, two that were difficult to keep weight on, and another that was frequently choking on her pellets if they weren't fed to her very slowly. Maybe "great" wasn't the right word.
I switched all of my horses to Cavalor three months ago and have been absolutely thrilled. I'm no longer feeding supplements. My thin ones have picked up weight in spite of it being winter. And I have not had a single choking incident. I'm also very happy with how much the horses like it, even the ones that were never good eaters are excited at feeding time.
Thank you Cavalor for your contributions to equine nutrition and thank you to my Cavalor representative, Libby Cifuni for convincing me to make the change."
Martha Bennett, DVM
Senior Clinician - Emergency Service
Emergency Veterinarian Manager
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners - Brentwood, TN
We have a mare that has difficulty focusing and needs a fair amount of grain and forage to stay in good weight. A professional rider we respect recommended feeding Cavalor® Pianissimo and we have had wonderful success. Cavalor has given us the horse we always knew was "in there"! We also use Cavalor® Performix and Cavalor® Strucomix Senior as a top dress for our other eventers. The horses love Cavalor feeds and they thrive on them.
Bob and Katherine Thornton
"The first thing I noticed was that everybody in about two weeks looked shiny and dappled out. I had a horse that was colicing a lot; she's 19 years old. I put her on Cavalor® Strucomix Original and Cavalor® Perfomix and she hasn't had any more colic episodes. She was having baby colics once a week." - Lisa Hickman, Professional Barrel Racer
"Cavalor already has all the supplements my clients were using included in the feed, which cuts down a lot of the time we have to spend mixing the grain in the feed room and really it ends up being more cost effective." - Wanja Gerlach, Professional Dressage Rider
"Sort of as an experiment I switched two of our horses, one being Brianne's [Goutal] oldest horses, he's about 17 now. We had trouble keeping weight on without him getting fat, we moved him over to the Cavalor® Strucomix Senior and Cavalor® Perfomix and then added Cavalor® Superforce in the mix later as well. The change alone in his coat is amazing. We've tried everything, Omega 3, but now he's dabbled and not that mousy brown. He looks as good as our stallion and that says a lot for me." - Tatiana Gabrush, Manager for International Show Jumper Brianne Goutal
We've got a mail from a very enthusiastic Cavalor customer, Suzanna Hayward, who has a small breeding stud of Spanish Arabian horses in Northern France.
"I've been using Cavalor feed for over 5 years now, I'm always satisfied with the quality and so are my horses! My stallion Amoroso de Salvadora competes in jumping, dressage, showing and endurance. He gets Cavalor Strucomix while he's on rest and Cavalor Perfomix while working. He always looks fantastic and has a beautiful shiny coat. Amoroso will be competing at the World Championships in Paris in November in the senior stallion class. He will surely be the oldest horse to participate at nearly 18 years old, but he certainly doesn't look or act his age!
My broodmares are getting Cavalor ProBreed. Whilst in foal and lactating, the mares stay in great condition and the foals grow at a steady rate.
I really like the products of Cavalor, not only do the horses find them very palatable, they are already enriched with the right supplements needed for each discipline and give a fantastic and consistent quality. Cavalor is the best feed that is available for my horses and has the best range of options for all types of horses and all disciplines!"
Additional Information & Education
PUFFED GRAINS TO IMPROVE DIGESTIBILITY
By puffing grains we are able to improve the starch digestibility in the foregut from an average of 5-50% to 85-90%. This reduces the risk of colic and improves the overall digestibility of the complete feed by 30%, meaning you can feed less.
BALANCED BLEND OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Not only do we use a balanced blend of high quality vitamins and minerals, but we are always careful to use the most stable versions. While the vitamins we use are always in the most stable form, the minerals we use are always in the most absorbable form.
HIGH QUALITY, SAFE STARCH SOURCES
We believe that the quality and source of the starch greatly impacts digestibility. The sugar and starch content in our feeds come from high quality complex carbohydrates that are highly available to the horse's digestive system and are safely digested as energy before reaching the hindgut.
LOW MOLASSES CONTENT
We handle our ingredients carefully during the manufacturing process to eliminate all possible dust and we limit the amount of pellets in the feed. This means Cavalor uses molasses only to increase palatibility, rather than using molasses to hide dust.