Barastoc Horse

Barastoc Horse


How can you ensure that your young horse gets the best start to life and grows up healthy, strong and sound?

OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) is one of a number of diseases categorised under the name ‘developmental orthopaedic disease’ (DOD) and is a significant cause of wastage and loss of revenue for breeders all over the world.

Nutrition is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of some cases of OCD. Deficiencies, excesses, and imbalances of nutrients may result in an increase in the incidence and severity of the syndrome. If you feed high grain intakes to achieve maximal growth you will increase the risk of DOD problems being found in yearlings.

Research has shown that feeds that have a lower glycaemic Index (the glucose response after feeding) are associated with a lower incidence of OCD.

Look for low to moderate starch feeds which have a lower glycaemic index (GI) response to feeding, and a high fibre content to encourage digestive safety, such as Barastoc Breed N Grow. This also means a reduced risk of colic and laminitis. The higher fibre content also means it is safe to feed without chaff, potentially helping to decrease feeding costs, and its pelleted design makes it ideal for economical paddock feeding.

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Ad Code:1-5-18-858335
Company Name:Barastoc Horse
Melbourne, Victoria
Phone1300 666 657