Performance horses are athletes and just like humans, they are required to maintain top condition in order to perform successfully. In striving to achieve these high levels of athletic performance, horses are exposed to a variety of stress factors including intense physical training, increased handling, altered dietary and housing conditions, as well as the stress of transportation and competition. Quite often horses in hard training develop stress-induced appetite reduction.
What is AppeTITE?
AppeTITE is a highly palatable, cherry flavoured liquid that stimulates hunger and encourages eating when horses are off their feed. What makes AppeTITE different is the unique combination of nutrients in a slightly acidic cherry flavoured base. Using the perfect balance of sweetness for increased palatability in combination with vitamin B1 (thiamine), AppeTITE has a role in assisting the maintenance of normal appetite and bodyweight.
Why do I need it?
There are many reasons why horses may seem to ‘lose their appetite’. Some horses are just fussy eaters and sensitive to smells and flavours. However, many horses who are normally good eaters can become picky or uninterested in their feed, particularly when work is commenced. When racing or competing on a regular basis, these horses lose condition, energy and the ability to perform to expectation and recover quickly from exercise.
How will it help my horse?
AppeTITE is especially effective in performance horses or horses on a high grain/low forage diet, as they have increased risk of a B vitamin deficiency. In addition to vitamin B1 (thiamine), AppeTITE contains vitamins B2 (riboflavine), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cyanocobalamin) which are required for or have a role in general metabolism, growth and nervous system function. The slight acidity causes the horse to lick and produce saliva, stimulating him to eat.
AppeTITE is a liquid formula that can be used on a daily basis to improve eating habits or strategically for horses off their feed. For problem horses that are reluctant to eat even with AppeTITE added to their feed, a small dose delivered by syringe into the horse’s mouth will usually get them eating again.
Feature and Benefits
- Improves horses’ eating habits
- Easy to use – no injections
- Highly palatable cherry flavour
- Effect is instant
- Can be used daily
- A healthy appetite can help reduce the risk of gastric ulcers
Read more here: The AppeTITE Stimulant