Ocala Breeders’ Feed and Supply stocks KER Supplements.
KER (Kentucky Equine Research) is an international equine nutrition, research, and consultation company serving horse owners and the feed industry. The company’s goals are to advance the industry’s knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology, apply that knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses, and support the nutritional care of all horses throughout their life.
The products available are:
Bio Bloom PS 2kgBio-Bloom™ PS is a dual-action horse supplement designed to promote and maintain healthy hooves and skin from the inside out. Horse hoof quality is dependent on balanced nutrition, and the correct building blocks need to be present in the diet to ensure healthy hoof growth. Bio-Bloom™ PS promotes and maintains healthy skin and hooves through the inclusion of key nutrients at levels shown to improve hoof quality and speed growth as well as lecithin and essential fatty acids from full-fat soybean, ingredients that are necessary.
EO•3 supplies omega-3 fatty acids, compounds with positive effects on reproduction, bone development and numerous inflammatory conditions in horses. Horses are often fed diets composed entirely of grain mixes and hay. Such diets are rich in omega-6 fatty acids but extremely low in omega-3 fatty acids. If vegetable oil is added to the ration, it further skews the ratio, with omega-6 fatty acids being over-represented. To help counteract this imbalance, horses should be supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids, the richest sources of which are fish oils. EO•3 is intended to be fed to horses of all classes and working levels to improve the critical omega-3:omega-6 ratio in their diets
The equine athlete that is provided EO•3 can benefit from the difference in the inflammatory response. In addition, EO•3 has also demonstrated benefits to the cardiovascular system, reproductive performance, and bone development in numerous research studies in a variety of animal species.
EquiShure’s unique, patent-pending encapsulation technology ensures targeted release directly in the hind-gut. EquiShure® is a time-released buffer targeting the hind-gut. Research supports the use of a hind-gut buffer in cases of high grain and high fructan intake. Up to 70% of the horse’s energy is derived from fermentation in the hind-gut. The pH of the hind-gut varies as bacterial populations increase and decrease in response to dietary modifications. An acidic shift, which can be caused by carbohydrate-rich meals, favors the growth of acid-loving bacteria, while other microbes die in the same conditions.
Nano-E 450 ml
Nano•E is a powerful water-soluble liquid vitamin E antioxidant supplement for horses in a unique, rapidly bioavailable form. Nano•E® uses advanced nanotechnology to create a rapidly available and absorbed source of vitamin E that enables administrators to be timed to provide peak antioxidant protection to performance horses. Vitamin E is first and foremost an antioxidant, an agent that keeps free radicals from forming and potentially weakening cells and tissues. In addition to its antioxidant responsibilities, vitamin E is vital to immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular, and reproductive functions.
Restore Sr Electo
Restore SR helps horses retain the electrolytes you provide so they can replenish their reserves in the most optimal manner—slowly. Restore® SR contains the latest technology in electrolyte supplements for horses, including a proprietary slow-release mechanism that allows sodium to be released gradually into the gastrointestinal tract for sustained absorption.
Feeding a concentrated electrolyte dose causes an immediate surge in blood electrolyte levels. That’s the desired effect, right? Yes, but a concentrated dose also stimulates increased excretion of electrolytes, flushing out the electrolytes you just fed and shortchanging the horse of vital supplementation. When sodium is delivered slowly over a period of time, it is fully absorbed and utilized by the body.
Restore® Paste is a carefully formulated paste electrolyte supplement designed to match the composition of sweat.
When horses sweat they lose electrolytes, with the principal losses being chloride, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. If these essential nutrients are not replenished, the consequences may include dehydration, muscular weakness, overheating, fatigue, and poor performance. The composition of Restore Paste mimics that of horse sweat so it replaces what has been lost from sweat.
Triacton supports health in three research-proven ways: increasing bone density for skeletal strength, buffering stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers and moderating the pH of the hind-gut to prevent acidosis.
Triacton™ is a triple-action supplement designed to improve bone density and support digestive health in horses. The pelleted supplement contains an array of highly bioavailable minerals and vitamins essential for sound skeletal development and maintenance, as well as the optimal function of the gastrointestinal tract.
Kentucky Equine Research is a partner on consulting partner for the OBS Feed line. We trust and believe in the KER micronutrient package in the formula of each of our feed blends. Our feeds are researched and tested at the Ocala equine research farm. Their supplement line provides nutrient solutions for horses and can be found at Ocala Breeders’ Feed and Supply retail locations.