Super Conditioning Flakes are designed to be added to a TopSpec Feed Balancer or supplement and therefore contain no added vitamins or trace-elements. That is why we call them a ‘blend,’ because they are a blend of straight raw materials rather than a complete feed. One of the ways in which they are superior to most straights however, is that they have been supplemented with the major minerals calcium and sodium. For example feeding Super Conditioning Flakes instead of oats to broodmares should eliminate the need to add a source of calcium, usually limestone.
Super Conditioning Flakes are full of naturally oil-rich ingredients and are very palatable. ‘Naturally oil-rich ingredients’ contain intracellular oil. This is oil that occurs within the cells of a plant. Feeding intracellular oil is a very palatable and highly-available way of providing oil in the diet. These calories are balanced with high quality soya as a protein source and with calcium and salt.
Because the flakes contain cooked oats as one of their major ingredients they contain a medium level of starch.
Super Conditioning Flakes are particularly beneficial where weight gain is required but feed sizes cannot be increased or are already too large. They are ideal for show horses and bloodstock being prepared for sales. They are also very useful for broodmares in late gestation, when their digestive capacity is reduced by the increasing size of the foal and broodmares in early lactation, when the energy demands on the mare are very high and maintaining condition can be difficult. These flakes are suitable in controlled amounts for elderly horses that struggle to maintain condition, for stallions and for fussy feeders that require increased calorie intake but dislike oil or greasy, high-fat premixes.