Cavalor Strucomix Original.
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The UPDATED Cavalor® Strucomix Original formula is a higher fat, higher fiber, lower NSC complete feed that contains all the natural ingredients a horse would have originally found grazing in the wild, including alfalfa stems. This textured mix contains puffed cereals, alfalfa stems and aromoatic herbs to improve digestion and increase fiber intake. The herbs in Strucomix Original provide benefits for all horses but especially for those prone to mild respiratory conditions and gastrointestinal issues. OAT FREE, CORN FREE, MOLASSES FREE Strucomix Original has always been oat and corn free, but now it is also molasses free! Strucomix Original is a great choice for horses that are experience a wide variety of gastrointestinal or metabolic issues. This feed is perfect for horses with ulcers, insulin resistance, cushings, and PSSM. It is now also higher in fiber with more long-stemmed alfalfa.
Indication for useQuantity in addition to at least 16.5 lbs. of forage [hay]. Maintenance 800lbs: 4.0 lb/day 1000lbs: 5.0 lb/day 1200lbs: 6.0 lb/day 1400lbs: 7.0 lb/day Light work 800lbs: 4.7 lb/day 1000lbs: 5.9 lb/day 1200lbs: 7.1 lb/day 1400lbs: 8.3 lb/day Medium work 800lbs: 5.5 lb/day 1000lbs: 6.8 lb/day 1200lbs: 8.2 lb/day 1400lbs: 9.5 lb/day
Packaging33 lb bag
We have had our horses on this feed for 2½ weeks. We are feeding our mare 1/2 scoop of the Cavalor® Pianissimo and a ½ scoop of Cavalor® Strucomix Original. Before feeding her Cavalor, she was very active in the stall and would kick and bite at the walls. If you had her on a lunge line, she would buck and take off. She no longer kicks in the stall and while being worked she is - lazy. We love the new behavior and had no idea that this feed could fix these problems. We have a total of four horses on a type of Cavalor feed and have nothing but good things to say about the feed. All of our horses’ coats are shiny and our colts have even started to build muscle, which was a struggle with our past feed. We are barrel racers and have one of our futurity colts on this feed and he has had amazing results as well from being focused, energized, and putting on a healthy weight. We our telling everyone we ride with about this feed!
- Lisa Childers
I am a single parent and in order for my daughter to continue with her jumping career, we decided to adopt a retired Thoroughbred from our local organization known as Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, Inc. (T.R.O.T). A picture of Promenades Hero was posted on Facebook by T.R.O.T and we instantly knew we wanted him. Hero was being confiscated from his previous owner due to neglect along with 16 others and was extremely underweight. T.R.O.T went to Kentucky and obtained nine of the horses, which were originally theirs. Hero was skin and bones when he finally made it back to Florida but we knew he was the one for us. Hero came right over to my daughter when we went to visit and we looked past his current appearance and knew he would again be the beautiful OTTB he once was with time and proper nutrition.
Our local Cavalor Representative, Summer Thurber, spoke about the wonderful success and benefits we would receive by using Cavalor and gave us samples to "hand out" to Hero when we went to visit. Hero was not on any grain right away due to his poor condition.
When we were able to bring our OTTB home, we started him on Cavalor® Strucomix and Cavalor® Perfomix mixed at a 50/50 ration. We have had Hero for nine months and he looks amazing on his Cavalor feed. He drools at feeding time and his coat is very shiny. He doesn't show any signs of being "hot" and "hard to handle" while being fed Cavalor.
Hero's actual birthday was in April and we celebrated by making him some Cavalor® Mash & Mix cookies. Which he thoroughly enjoyed!
My 14 year old is training him for his new career in the Hunter/Jumper Ring with the assistance of her trainer Debbie Bucciero. My daughter and I are always advising other owners about the benefits of feeding Cavalor.
We recently found out that some of the owners at the barn have been "sneaking" our feed to give as a treat to their horses. I was wondering why we seemed to go through it faster on some weeks. The results we have achieved on Cavalor have been AMAZING and just want to say a big THANK YOU!!!
Melodee, Kiya and Promenades Hero
I just wanted to say a big "Thank You"!
My horse and I attended the Jan Ebeling clinic at the Ohio Equine Affair in Spring 2013. Being one of his sponsors, a Cavalor Representative, gave us some information and samples of the Cavalor Feed. Once we got settled in at home, my horse inhaled the Cavalor Feed and didn't want his usual dinner. I then researched and looked for a local dealer.
All I can say is this feed is fabulous. He loves it and I have been able to take him off all extra supplements!
I have retired him from the eventing world and we are having a blast showing second level and schooling above, with goals to go higher! I am converted to Dressage! I have had so many compliments on him since switching to this feed.
I have never been able to really get him to shine, since he is a grey color, even with every shine product out there. Now I don't use any and I get compliments that his coat is blinding!
Also, with a properly balanced diet he is now learning and strengthening extremely fast, earning us even more praise from our trainer, who is surprised by how much we accomplish and improve each week! And no more weight shifting up and down!
He is on the Cavalor Strucomix and also the Mash & Mix for when he works hard and shows! Unfortunately I can not find his before picture, but here is an after!
Alyssa Richards and Mighty Mouse
"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
"Cavalor is a wonderful company to be associated with. Cavalor feeds and supplements are superior and keep my horses in top form. Their coats are always shiny, weight and muscle perfectly proportioned, and nutritional needs met on many levels. Their customer service is amazing as well. They are always there to answer any of my questions and concerns and take great pride in their products. My horses look and feel great! Thanks Cavalor!"
-Heather Gillete, Trainer, Eventing Professional
"I have been using Cavalor® feed for two years now. Cavalor® Strucomix Original and Cavalor® Pianissimo balance my horse's diet perfectly. When I first purchased Donatello off the track he was skin and bones. After talking to one of your nutritionists and following their plan along with the Cavalor® Muscle Force supplement my horse gained the couple hundred pounds he needed plus a lovely top line and muscular build! After seeing the difference your feed made, I tell everyone to try Cavalor® and how you have a feed and supplement for every type of horse! I have brought my horse Donatello straight off the track to the preliminary level in less than two years. I am very excited to see what our future holds as his scope and heart is endless! I absolutely adore your company and there is not another feed I would ever want my horses on."
"The thing that interested me was having the natural herbs in the feed. I think it's important for horses to have something to pick at and there's nothing else like it on the market. My horses seem to really like it too." - Tina Caldwell, Natural Horsemanship
"The reason that I switched to using Cavalor® Strucomix Original was because after being in Europe and seeing how high-quality the feed was comparable to the U.S., Cavalor is above and beyond other feeds available in the U.S. Everything else I can find in the U.S. is like garbage and junk food." - Kathi Dancer, Combined Driver
"I feed Cavalor® Strucomix Original and Cavalor® Strucomix Senior to my horses. I originally switched because you can actually see what is in the feed; you can identify the ingredients and it's not bogged down with molasses. One of my horses is 24 and he used to eat so much of his feed and leave it, but he doesn't leave the Cavalor. I'm happy with his feed bucket empty at night." Lynn Doki Camina, Dressage Trainer.
"I switched to the Cavalor® Strucomix Original because I liked to see what my horse was eating. He now has a shiny coat, feels a lot better, and improves a lot faster." Alyssa Richards, Amateur Dressage Rider
"One of the reasons we switched to Cavalor feed was my horse had really bad ulcers. He was on the Gastro Guard and everything. We switched him to the Cavalor® Strucomix Original and I swear it has helped. All the other horses look great as well. They are dappled and shiny." - Taryn Nolte, Walton Place Barn Manager
"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
"I was trying to find something that I could do to make my feeding routine less complicated and more consistent. Feeding Cavalor makes both of those easier." - Devon Bridges, Professional Hunter/Jumper
"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
"My 25-year-old mare started chocking and I spoke with my local Cavalor rep because she's also a really picky eater. My rep suggested I try Cavalor for Trilly and my other horse, Handsome, who's energy was never where I wanted it to be. Trilly loves the feed and nickers for her food. Her coat also looks great. Handsome is starting to put on muscle and gain a topline without getting hot. The horses love it and their energy is where it needs to be."
Heather Mehal, Trainer at Big Dog Stables in Granville, OH.
Thank you Cavalor for your feeding advice! I followed your advice strictly in preparation for the Asian Games. Daily my horse, Fairbanks Cargo gets Cavalor Strucomix Original with Cavalor Endurix. First he got a treatment with Cavalor Hepato Liq to remove the fatigue and to cleanse his liver and after, depending on the condition we adjusted his muscle strength with Cavalor Muscle Force. Two weeks before the departure to the Games I started the cure with Cavalor Resist and on the way from Japan to Korea I used Cavalor Emergency 911. Fairbanks Cargo arrived in perfect shape and did not suffer from the travel. In training days I supported my horse with Cavalor FreeBute and Cavalor Muscle Fit. During competition days I added Cavalor Kick Up, to give that extra energy push. The care products my groom used are Cavalor Muscooler and Cavalor Ice Clay. The Cavalor products really worked as expected and we had a fantastic competition. I ended winning Silver in the team and placed 9th in the individual competition and I was very happy !
For the reference, Mr Kusunoki visited Japanese Cavalor distributor from far away to say "Thank you" and he hang a silver medal on the distributor's neck!!
Additional Information & Education
PUFFED GRAINS FOR INCREASED DIGESTIBILITY
By puffing grains we are able to improve the starch digestibility in the foregut from an average of 5-50% to 85-90%. These grains travel through the stomach and small intestine at a slower rate, allowing the di¬gestive enzymes more time to act on the feed. More nutrients in the feed are released for the horse to absorb while avoiding any rapid releases of sugar and starch, which is critical for horses with metabolic issues.
LOW PROTEIN AND OAT FREE
Protein fed in excess of daily requirements cannot be stored in the horse’s body. Horses convert protein into muscle mass by eating adequate protein and exercising. If protein synthesis occurs at the maximum rate, the un¬used amino acids are broken down and excreted. Protein, and therefore amino acid breakdown, happens in the liv¬er and the waste products are excreted via the kidney. Constant overfeeding of protein may stress the organs responsible for taking care of breakdown.
HERBS FOR DIGESTION AND RESPIRATORY HEALTH
The herbs used in Strucomix Original stimulate proper di¬gestion and improve appetite increasing the production of digestive enzymes that help break down feed into en¬ergy. The powerful antioxidant compounds in the herbs have been linked to reducing oxidative stress in the body, boosting the body’s circulation and the oxygenation of essential organ systems.