Omega Stabilized Rice Bran - Natural stabilized rice bran supplement for horses that is highly palatable and digestible for all types of horses
The calorie-rich (energy-dense) supplement to help performance and show horses meet their requirements. Omega Stabilized Rice Bran contains a high level of Omega-6 (linoleic) essential fatty acid, which has a greater calorie content than grain, thus it can replace some of the grain in the ration and reduce the chance of colic associated with overfeeding grain. Your horse gets 2.25 times the energy per/unit weight compared to carbohydrates. Health effects include increased energy and stamina, improved coat condition and increased bloom. All natural (no chemical additives or preservatives).
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Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is a convenient, stabilized source of high energy and Vitamin E supplement for the diets of your show and performance horses, as well as your young growing horses. The dietary fat in Omega Stabilized Rice Bran functions as a calorie-rich supplement that helps horses meet their energy requirements. It also serves as an additional energy source that does not require feeding more grain in the diet. The additional calories provided by Omega Stabilized Rice Bran can increase the number of calories per pound of the diet. Therefore, it can replace the amount of grain that must be fed to maintain top condition – reducing the chance of colic associated with overfeeding grain.
Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is an excellent source of easily-digestible, palatable vegetable fat (without the mess of adding vegetable oil or other high-fat supplements many horses don't like), Vitamin E, B-Complex Vitamins, essential amino acids. All natural (no chemical additives or preservatives). Your horse gets 2.25 times the energy per/unit weight compared to carbohydrates.
Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is also naturally high in Vitamin E – which is likely to be deficient in the diets of horses that are working very hard or are experiencing high-stress conditions such as training, transportation or harsh environmental conditions. Also Vitamin E is required when horses are fed increased fat levels.
For your horses when they need:
- Increased endurance and performance
- Muscle growth
- Weight gain
Better than the competition:
The stabilization of Omega Stabilized Rice Bran reduces the lipase activity and prevents the rice bran from becoming rancid - without destroying the nutritional value. We've never compromised the quality of our products and we never will.
Stabilized Rice Bran
|Crude Protein, % Min.||16.21|
|Lysine, % Min.||0.84|
|Methionine, % Min.||0.16|
|Tryptophan, % Min.||0.08|
|Valine, % Min.||0.55|
|Crude Fat, % Min.||21.46|
|Saturated Fat, % Min||18.0|
|Mono Unsaturated Fat, % Min||42.0|
|Polyunsaturated Fat, % Min.||38.0|
|Omega-6, % Min.||36.0|
|Omega-3, % Min||2.0|
|Crude Fiber, % Max.||4.89|
|Calcium, % Min.||0.04|
|Calcium, % Max.||0.04|
|Phosphorus, % Min||1.05|
|Magnesium, % Min.||0.82|
|Potassium, % Min.||1.74|
|Iron, % Min.||110|
|Copper, ppm Min.||13.0|
|Selenium, ppm Min||1.0|
|Zinc, ppm Min||62.0|
|Vitamin D, IU/lb. Min.||500.0|
|Vitamin E, IU/lb. Min.||440.0|
|Riboflavin, mg./lb. Min.||1.85|
|Thiamine, mg/lb. Min.||3.85|
|Niacin, mg/lb. Min||50.0|
|Biotin, mg/lb. Min.||0.40|
|Beta Carotene, mg/lb.||1.80|
Digestible Energy = 2,400 Kcal/lb.
- Feed 1 lb. per head/day with 2.5 lbs. per/day of hay for a maintenance diet.
- Feed .5 lbs. per head/day with 2 lbs. per/day of hay for foals under 1 year.
- Feed 1.5 lbs. per head/day with 3.5 lbs. per/day of hay for lactating mares and breeding stallions.
- Feed 2 lbs. per head/day with 4/5 lbs. per/day of hay for performance.
- Grain rations may be cut by 2/3 after a short time of feeding Omega Stabilized Rice Bran.
One year shelf life at room temperature with no signs of rancidity or loss of nutritional value. Best if stored in a cool, dry place to protect against oxidation. Keep out of direct light.
Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is sold in 50 lb. (22.68kg) bags - approximately 50 daily servings.
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Fiber is the primary CHO (carbohydrate) providing energy to the horse
Rice bran is in the NDSF category- high in fiber, fermented in hindgut
Rice bran is not an NFC – (NFC portion of feedstuff are mainly sugar and starches and NDSF) -- it is high in fiber
Rice bran has a 50% carbohydrate analyses - with only 27% of that being Non Structural Carbohydrates (Starch 20% and Sugar 7%)
Different CHO (carbohydrate fractions) and their importance in evaluating equine rations:
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) is a measurement of the Insoluble Fiber in a ration. NDF includes hemicellulose, cellulose, ligno-cellulose, and lignin. These components of NDF are resistant to digestion by enzymatic hydrolysis but may be fermented to varying degrees by the microorganisms in the hindgut of the horse. NDF is an indicator of the total bulk in the ration and can thus be used as an indicator of intake potential.
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) is a sub-component of NDF containing the cellulose, ligno-cellulose, and lignin portions. Acid Detergent Fiber is less digestible (fermentable) than NDF. Because of the relationship between digestibility and available energy in a feedstuff, the ADF percentage of forages or other fiber sources is often used to predict energy content. The lower the ADF the higher the energy potential of the feed.
Neutral Detergent Soluble Fiber (NDSF) is not a sub-component of either ADF or NDF. In laboratory procedures the NDSF is a sub-component of Non-Fiber Carbohydrates (discussed below). This fiber fraction, however, is rapidly fermented in the hindgut of the horses and does not result in excessive acid production or subsequent digestive disturbances, as does the fermentation of non-fibrous carbohydrates (starch, sugar). Therefore, feedstuffs high in NDSF (i.e., soy hulls, beet pulp, rice bran) can be incorporated into equine rations to compensate for low energy, poor quality forages while providing additional energy in the form of fiber. Additionally, feedstuffs high in NDSF have been used in situations where forage inventories are limited, and can help maintain a healthy fermentation environment.
Non-fiber Carbohydrate (NFC) is a calculated (rather than analyzed) carbohydrate component. The most common equation to calculate NFC is: NFC (% of DM) = 100 – Crude Protein (% of DM) – NDF (% of DM) - Ether Extract (% of DM) – Ash (% of DM). Included in the NFC portion of a feedstuff are starch, sugars, and NDSF. As previously discussed, the starch and sugar portions are readily digestible in the stomach of the horse while the NDSF is rapidly fermented primarily in the hindgut. Although the amount of starch and sugar in a feed relative to NDSF can be quite variable depending on type of feed (i.e., hay, pasture, grain-mix), the NFC value is often used as an indicator of the level of starches and sugar in an equine grain ration. This value, however, should be interpreted with caution when a feed contains a high level of NDSF (ex. soyhulls, beet pulp, rice bran).
Non-structural Carbohydrate (NSC) is an analyzed carbohydrate component consisting of starch and sugars. The NSC percentage has been the source of much confusion in interpreting analysis results and evaluating carbohydrates in feeds. In the past, the term NSC has been used interchangeably with NFC. More recently, the term NSC has been used interchangeably with starch. Thus, when interpreting laboratory results, it is important to know whether the NSC refers to a calculated "by difference" analysis (NFC) or an analyzed by hydrolytic methods (NSC). Since some horses can be very sensitive to dietary starch and sugar, the NSC level can be helpful in selecting an optimal feeding program.
Starch is a sub-component of the NSC. Starch is determined using laboratory procedures that are not well standardized. The lack of a standard approach to analyze starch increases the variability of starch values within a feedstuff; this problem is most apparent when analyzing commodity ingredients that can contain a number of components that interfere with the starch assay. The variability becomes greater when analyzing a complete feed with various ingredients. Despite this variability, a starch analysis can provide an idea or estimate of the amount of starch in a feed, but can be expensive and is not a routine procedure.
One initially thinks of carbohydrates as sugar and starch, yet fiber is the primary carbohydrate providing energy to the horse. The digestive system of the horse was designed primarily for the continual, slow intake of fiber such as grass hay and pasture. Unfortunately, energy obtained from fiber fermentation alone may not be adequate to maintain weight in performance horses or horses with high-energy metabolisms.
EPSM (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy) is a muscle condition that results in an excessive buildup of glycogen in the muscle. In the normal horse, glycogen is the energy source in muscle contraction. An EPSM horse cannot complete this process, which results in the excess in stored glycogen. This results in muscle cramps and weakness. As you are aware, the diet needs to be adjusted to decrease the amount of insulin and sugar in the bloodstream. Carbohydrates that are high in starch, such as sweet feed, corn, wheat, oats, barley, rice bran, and molasses, should be avoided and extra calories can be provided in the form of fat.
Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC)
Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is a convenient, stabilized source of high energy and Vitamin E supplement for the diets of show and performance horses, as well as your young growing horses. Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is a rich source of Omega-6 essential fatty acids but it does have a very high NSC of 27% (20.0% Starch, 7.0% Sugar). The stabilized ground whole flax seed in Omega Horseshine actually has a very low NSC of 4.4% (0.6% Starch, 3.8% Sugar). Omega Horseshine is actually recommended for horses challenged with metabolic problems that include EPSM, Insulin Resistance, and Cushings. Note: The stabilized ground whole flax seed in Omega Horseshine also helps maintain proper fluid and electrolyte balance in the small intestine that will lessen the incidence of tying up and muscle cramping. Omega-3 essential fatty acid is a powerful anti-inflammatory and immune builder.
Basic Information Concerning Inflammation
The membrane, or outer coating, of every one of the billions of cells in the body are unusually rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact Omega-3 fatty acids are the structural fat that makes up this membrane and play a vital role in how cells function. To understand how Omega Horseshine® (as a rich source of stabilized Omega-3 essential fatty acids) helps improve a horse's quality of life, let’s take a look at how cells behave when they are aging and/or damaged by trauma such as injury, surgery, over-training, allergic reactions, or disease. When a cell is irritated or damaged, or when it begins to age, its membranes break down. As a result, compounds contained within the cell walls are released into the cell matrix. Some of these substances, such as histamine, give rise to inflammation and associated pain. Inflammation is a horse's natural response to injury. Inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling, heat and moderate to intense discomfort. When a joint becomes inflamed, your horse may experience any or all of these symptoms. If this occurs in joint areas it can prevent the joint from moving properly, leading to stiffness and loss of function. Researchers have found that the “diseases of aging” or "damage by trauma" in horses have similar underlying factors: a decrease in cell stability leading to membrane damage and subsequent release of compounds that promote damage, spasm and inflammation. The Omega-3 essential fatty acids in Omega Horseshine® work by stabilizing the membranes of the cells, promoting healing of existing damage and helping to prevent further damage. On a practical level, this means quality of life is improved, and you will see your horse experiencing freedom from pain.
Bottom Line Recommendation:
You might want to look at Omega Horseshine rather than Omega Stabilized Rice Bran for a healthy and natural source of good fat for your EPSM horse. One of the safest, most economical ways to add Omega-3 (an essential fatty acid) to your horse's diet is by supplementing with Omega Horseshine – formulated with stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed. The thing with rice bran is that it is all Omega-6 essential fat with no Omega-3 -- that's why you would definitely want to give more Omega Horseshine if you're adding rice bran to the diet. It will help keep the ratio of essential fats within the recommended range of 1:1 (Omega-6 to Omega-3) -- which is what is recommended for animals and people by the majority of essential fatty acid nutritional experts. If you do decide to go with the Omega Stabilized Rice Bran, we highly recommend that you supplement with Omega Horseshine as well -- to help balance the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 in the diet. Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.