ENRICHED WITH ALLTECH NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Backed by over 40 years of research, Alltech innovative micronutrient solutions improve performance and longevity at each stage of your horse’s life. Kelpies products are all enriched with high-quality Alltech antioxidants and minerals, which support recovery in muscles, bones, and connective tissue.

YEA-SACC®

Yea-Sacc® A selected yeast culture that supports better hindgut functionality for optimal fiber digestion. 

  • Assists lactating broodmares produce more milk
  • Regulates the pH of the large intestine, improving fiber digestibility.
  • Boosts metabolism and utilization of nutrients.
  • Improves protein supply.
  • Stabilizes intestinal flora 
  • Enhances digestibility in high starch feed.

ACTIGEN®

Actigen® A traceable form of yeast carbohydrate that supports gastrointestinal health and helps your horse to utilize and absorb nutrients more efficiently.

  • Balances gut microflora and promotes microbiome diversity.
  • Supports gastrointestinal integrity and stability.
  • Aids nutrient utilization.

SYNERGEN®

SYNERGEN A extract from the Aspergillus Niger which supports a healthy digestive system and improves feed cost-efficiency

  • Enhances digestion of proteins, fiber, and starches.
  • Heightened availability of nutrients, amino acids, calcium, and phosphorus.
  • Maximizes feed cost-efficiency.
  • Restores and re-stabilizes microflora in the gastrointestinal tract.

BIOPLEX®

BIOPLEX® Trace minerals are vital for virtually every bodily function and system in the horse, and crucial for winning performance. 

  • Better bioavailability than commonly used inorganic minerals.
  • Reinforces overall health, immune response, and reproductive function.
  • Easily absorbed, stored, and utilized by horses.
  • Better bone density in foals and adult horses.
  • Optimal epithelium quality, both skin and digestive epitheliums.
  • Maximal iron availability for haemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis, to improve sport performance in horses.
  • Correct hoof development.
  • Correct functioning of the antioxidant system.

SELPLEX®

Organic source of selenium crucial for muscle recovery and immune function. Organic selenium is better than the commonly used inorganic version because it can be absorbed at higher levels, making it more readily available for the horse’s body to use.

Benefits of organic selenium in equine:

  • Improved colostrum quality in broodmares (and the transfer of selenium into newborn foals).
  • Superior foal nourishment.
  • Better reproductive function in breeding horses.
  • Endurance and stamina for horses in training.
  • Improved general performance.

Quality Ingredients, Thoughtful Sourcing

Top-quality raw materials infused with the right minerals and nutrients to help your horses achieve optimal health and performance.

CEREALS

This readily available, slow-release and long-lasting energy source sometimes requires specific cooking treatment in order to be better digested by horses, Each cereal is unique and valuable regarding vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient content.

Maise/ flaked or extruded corn

Corn is high in energy but does not cause excessive weight gain or excitability. Its energy values are due to high starch and oil content with a low fibre level. It is also a great source of Vitamin A.

Oats/ flaked and whole

Oats are highly palatable for horses, and are an excellent choice of feed for enticing fussy horses. They offer a highly soluble carbohydrate content to deliver fast-release energy. Our oats are free of husks that could harm the horse’s mouth thanks to exhaustive cleansing of the cereal.

Barley/ flaked barley

Barley provides more digestible energy and total available nutrients than oats, but it not at the same levels of corn. The starch in barley has a different structure than oats and is therefore slower digestible. To improve the digestion, barley is flaked. Rich in B-complex Vitamins, especially niacin.

Wheat

Wheat contains energy content that lies between oats and barley, it provides highly degradable starch and  It is very palatable and makes for better pellet consistency. Wheat is often fed in the form of a mash. It is highly palatable to horses and is often fed to increase phosphorus content.

Wheat bran

Wheat bran is the hard outer coating of the kernel. The fibrous wheat grain shell eases digestion. Containing B-complex Vitamins and Vitamin E and 12 percent digestible protein, bran provides low starch delivery.

Flax seed

Source of omega-3 alpha-Linolenic acids. Immune, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems’ precursor.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES

Alternative energy sources are often considered safer for horses, due to being low in starch and less likely to cause any digestive upset.

Soy oil

A slow-release energy source. Rich in phospholipids, choline, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Promotes healthy skin and coat thanks to fatty acids, which have an positive effect on inflammation and the immune system,

Soya husk

Rich in soluble fibre, which delivers slow-release energy. Soy hulls allow horses to receive energy without relying on sugar and starch.

Sunflower seeds

An important source of amino acid rich proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, trace elements, and vitamins. Used as whole seeds or ground into flour.

Peas

Source of protein, fibre, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, niacin, folates, and Vitamin C. Flaked to maximise their digestibility.

Molasses

The sugar in molasses is a source of so-called ‘fast energy’ for horses, it is also an excellent source of potassium.

Whey

Energy source as it is rich in carbohydrates. Provides a great variety of essential amino acids thanks to its casein content.

Dried chicory

Natural prebiotic for the intestinal flora and source of insulin that provides energy.

FIBRE SOURCES

High fibre feeds boost beneficial gut microflora and discourage the overgrowth of pathogenic microflora, therefore improving overall health and immunity.

Fibre is an essential part of a horses balanced diet; a lack of fibre has been linked to equine illnesses like laminitis, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM), Developmental Orthopaedic Disease (DOD), Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome (ERS) and colic.

Alfalfa

Highly digestible fibre that is an excellent source of energy, protein, calcium and other nutrients for horses.

Apple pulp

Fibre source. Contains pectin to eliminate toxins and residues. A natural flavour enhancer and palatability improver.

Beet pulp

Highly digestable and rich in energy and calcium. Beet pulp helps ensure adequate fiber intake while meeting energy needs.

Hydrolyzed carrot

Rich in beta-carotenes, provitamin A, as well as vitamins K, C, E and B-complex.  Carrots also provide potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.

VITAMINS & MINERALS

All horses need at least the minimum levels of vitamins and minerals to maintain desired condition for performance.Vitamins and minerals help metabolize nutrients, maintain connective and joint tissue, assist with oxygen transport to the muscles and work as antioxidants.

Vitamin A

Helps to maintain the horses epithelial cells’ structure and functionality. Good for eyesight, bone development and will promote a healthy immune system and reproductive functioning.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps maintain plasma calcium concentrations and boosts calcium and can increase efficiency of calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestinal tract which increases the supply of these nutrients as needed in times of stress due to exercise.

Vitamin E

Horses need vitamin E in their diet because they cannot synthesize it endogenously in their body. It is found in fresh, green grasses and forages and helps prevent avoid muscle damage after physical training. Vitamin E is needed for efficient production of red blood cells and is a powerful antioxidant and immune system booster.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K’s primary function is coagulation of the blood and a deficiency presents a risk of hemorrhage. Besides its anti-clotting properties, vitamin K mat support equine bone health. Studies in humans and rodents indicate that vitamin K increases bone density and leads to fewer fractures.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant which prevents damage to body tissues under threat from free radicals, which are brought about when the immune system moves to protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and other organisms

B-complex vitamins

B Vitamins assist with energy metabolism, collagen synthesis while boosting the immune and reproductive systems. They also assist with cellular recovery and regeneration.

Iron

Part of hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells) that aids muscle and enzyme function. Deficiency results in anemia.

Iodine

Part of thyroid hormones which regulate important metabolism functions.

Cobalt

Used to synthesise vitamin B12, which in turn is essential for red blood cell synthesis.

Copper

Mico-mineral that is vital to iron metabolism; component of cellular enzymes.

Manganese

Mn. Manganese is a multi-faceted trace mineral required for fatty acid synthesis, amino acid metabolism, energy metabolism, antioxidant function.

Zinc

A component of many enzymes; aids protein synthesis and protects epitheliums like the intestine mucosa.

Selenium

Antioxidant that prevents cell damage caused by free radicals. Helps lower oxidative stress, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity.