About the benefits of CushCare Condition for older horses
CushCare Condition is a complementary feed for underweight horses that need a diet lower in starch and sugar.
The benefits of CushCare Condition include:
Essential amino acids which are the necessary building blocks for protein and are therefore important in the nutritional support of muscle cell maintenance and generation
High in oil to provide calories without adding starch to support a healthy coat
Contains soya lecithin to support weight maintenance, fat digestion and absorption
Added B vitamins and carnitine also help the metabolism of fat
Our patented QLC package of antioxidants (including vitamin E, vitamin C and selenium) supports the horse’s immune system and ‘mops up’ excess free radicals that may be associated with ageing
Contains live Actisaf yeast and prebiotics to promote a healthy digestive system and the normal function of the hindgut
Omega 3 fatty acids, glucosamine and our Mobility herbs package nutritionally support joint function
Contains a unique herbal blend including:
- Cinnamon for nutritional support of insulin metabolism
- Chaste tree berries (Vitex Agnus Castus), which many horse owners believe may be beneficial in support of older horses
Digestible fibre provides natural calories and promotes healthy hindgut function
Feeding CushCare Condition
When feeding CushCare Condition, introduce the diet gradually over a period of 7 – 10 days until it replaces the previous compound feed completely.
You should only feed sufficient amounts to maintain condition and performance as required. The suggested intake is 600g per 100kg of bodyweight. Do not exceed 800g per 100kg body weight.
Always ensure that clean fresh drinking water is available at al times. We also recommend that you provide plenty of forage.
You can feed CushCare Condition either dry with chaff such as Alfalfa, or as a mash. If feeding as a mash, we recommend you add an amount of cool or lukewarm water equivalent to half the volume of the feed. Do not use warm water, as this may affect the texture of the feed.
CushCare Condition is a unique coarse crumble. Its high oil content means it is designed as a soft feed, suitable for horses that struggle to chew.
The health of your older horse
If you have any concerns about the health of your older horse, you should of course contact your veterinary surgeon. We also recommend discussing any dietary changes with your vet.
You can also look at our FAQ’s on feeding CushCare Condition. If you have any further questions, please call our Nutritional Helpline on 0845 345 2627 to speak to our company Veterinary Surgeon.
We are always delighted to receive feedback on our products. You can contact us to tell us about how CushCare Condition works for your older horse at our feedback page, by email or at Facebook and Twitter.
The launch of CushCare Condition is yet another innovation from Dodson & Horrell. The company is a globally recognised brand with a proud tradition of excellence going back 75 years.
Dodson & Horrell is a third generation family business. The company’s manufacturing base is in rural Northamptonshire, and it exports to 42 countries.