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Contents Introduction to Balancers ................................................................4 Balancer building blocks ....................................................................6 ◆ SPILLERS® Original Balancer....................................................8 ◆ SPILLERS® Lite Balancer..........................................................10 ◆ SPILLERS® Senior Balancer....................................................12 ◆ SPILLERS® Performance Balancer......................................14 ◆ SPILLERS® Gro ‘N Win® Stud Balancer..............................16 Feeding guide.........................................................................................18 Nutrient Analysis..................................................................................19

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About us SPILLERS® unveiled Horse and Pony Cubes, the first ever compound feed, in the 1950’s. Modern horse feeding in the UK had arrived. For over 50 years, SPILLERS® has continued to lead research, innovation and development in equine nutrition and feeding. From competition performance to leisure enjoyment, SPILLERS® has become synonymous with proven feed formulations and expertise, providing the best for equine health. SPILLERS® produce an extensive range of feeds for the optimum health and performance of every type of horse or pony.

Introducing the new balancer range from SPILLERS® We all know that feeding a balanced diet is important for optimum health and wellbeing. Horses and ponies are individuals, with individual requirements and sometimes do not require the recommended level of compound feed to meet their energy

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requirements. However, feeding less than the recommended amount of compound feed can lead to long term deficiencies and an unbalanced diet. This is particularly the case when horses and ponies are fed forage and or grass alone.


SPILLERS® Balancers

Why choose SPILLERS® Balancers?

We have developed a comprehensive range of whole cereal free balancers to suit your horse or pony’s individual needs. The range includes SPILLERS® Original Balancer suitable for all horses and ponies. This balancer also offers you the flexibility to feed a variety of horses and ponies across a yard. The SPILLERS® Lite Balancer has been formulated for the specialist needs of all ‘good doers’ and overweight horses and ponies, offering a truly balanced diet without unwanted calories. The SPILLERS® Lite Balancer is also suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. SPILLERS® Senior Balancer offers unrivalled nutrition and joint support for the older horse or pony to help keep them in optimal condition. For performance horses SPILLERS® Performance Balancer delivers additional essential vitamins and minerals necessary to support the equine athlete. SPILLERS® Gro ‘N Win® Stud Balancer meets the increased nutritional needs of foals, youngstock and pregnant or lactating mares.

WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, the science behind SPILLERS®, continues to enhance our understanding of the horse. WALTHAM® and SPILLERS® together collaborates with vets, breeders, scientists and nutritionists throughout the world to improve the knowledge of how nutrition can affect the horse’s health, behaviour, welfare and performance. This work places SPILLERS® in a unique position to harness equine nutrition for the benefit of the horse. SPILLERS® Balancers have been expertly formulated by SPILLERS® Registered Nutritionist Clare Barfoot using the knowledge generated through our extensive research programme to provide your horse with the best nutrition possible.

Nutritional help and advice Remember too, the SPILLERS® Care-Line provides free, expert nutritional guidance and advice. Simply call 01908 226626 during weekday business hours or contact us through our website www.spillers-feeds.com.

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The SPILLERS® Balancer building blocks Optimal health and wellbeing

Digestive health

SPILLERS® Balancers have all been designed to provide enhanced daily balanced nutrition without the worry of over supplementation. Each balancer has been carefully formulated to provide individual nutrition which includes essential amino acids, oils, vitamins, minerals and organic trace elements to support overall wellbeing and fertility.

SPILLERS® Balancers also contain live probiotic yeast and in some cases and the prebiotic MOS (manna oligosaccharide) to stimulate the growth of ‘good’ bacteria whilst helping to remove ‘bad’ bacteria from the digestive tract. This alongside the low starch levels found in all SPILLERS® Balancers helps to support optimum digestive health, which in turn may help optimum absorption of nutrients from the gut.

Optimum muscle health and topline SPILLERS® Balancers contain high quality protein which are rich in essential amino acids (EAA) including lysine and methionine. These EAA’s provide the blocks to build muscle, topline and support muscle repair after intense work. Also included are generous levels of important antioxidants including vitamin E and organic selenium which support optimal muscle function.

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Temperament There are many factors that influence a horse’s temperament and nutrition is one of these. The over feeding of cereal starch can contribute to excitable and spooky behaviour in some horses and ponies. SPILLERS® Balancers have been formulated without the addition of whole cereal grains, helping to keep the sugar and starch levels as low as possible. Also included in all SPILLERS® Balancers is magnesium alongside generous levels of B vitamins both of which are known for their calming properties.


Healthy Hooves

Respiratory Health

All SPILLERS® Balancers contain effective levels of biotin (15mg/500g serving) which when combined with lysine, methionine, calcium, organic zinc and copper can help support strong healthy hooves.

Some SPILLERS® Balancers contain generous levels of a highly available source of vitamin C to support healthy lungs.

Healthy, flexible joints Some SPILLERS® Balancers contain glucosamine alongside essential amino acids, organic trace elements and antioxidants to support joint health.

Supple skin and shiny coats We all know that one sign of a healthy horse is a shiny coat. All SPILLERS® Balancers contain optimal levels of vitamins and minerals alongside soya oil to help contribute to supple skin and a shiny coat.

Good bone development and strength All SPILLERS® Balancers contain optimum levels of calcium, phosphorus, organic copper and zinc and magnesium to support bone strength.

Optimum blood building All of the SPILLERS® Balancers include a comprehensive range of B vitamins and organic copper and iron to support optimum blood building.

Efficient energy metabolism SPILLERS® Balancers contain generous levels of B vitamins to support energy release and metabolism in the high performance horse.

Healthy immune system SPILLERS® Balancers are high in important antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C and organic selenium for immune support. Some SPILLERS® Balancers also contain MOS (manna oligosaccharide) to help remove ‘bad’ bacteria from the gut supporting the immune system.

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SPILLERS® Original Balancer Nutrient dense feed balancer for optimum nutrition Suitable for all horses and ponies to be fed alongside compound feed or forage only diets.

◆ Whole cereal free, low starch non-

heating formulation. ◆ Contains excellent protein sources rich in

essential amino acids to support muscle tone and topline. ◆ Formulated with live probiotic yeast to

support digestive health. ◆ Contains a comprehensive range of

vitamins and minerals to balance the diet and provide optimum nutrition.

◆ Glucosamine is included to support

joint health. ◆ Contains magnesium known for its

calming properties. ◆ Contains a blend of nutrients to support

hoof health including biotin, methionine, calcium, organic zinc and copper. ◆ Added soya oil for a healthy coat

and skin. ◆ Contains vitamin C for respiratory

support. ◆ High in important antioxidants such as

vitamin E, vitamin C and organic selenium for immune support. ◆ Contains generous levels of B vitamins

to support energy release.

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ORIGINAL BAL ANCER

Nutrient Analysis NUTRIENT

VALUE

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

10.5

Oil (%)

6.0

Protein (%)

25.0

Fibre (%)

8.0

Starch (%)

9.0

Lysine (%)

1.6

Calcium (%)

3.0

Phosphorus (%)

1.2

Magnesium (%)

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

40,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,000

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

2,000

Vitamin C (mg/kg)

2,000

Biotin (mg/kg)

30

Glucosamine (g/kg)

5.0

Copper (mg/kg)

160

Selenium (mg/kg)

2.0

Iron (mg/kg)

100

Manganese (mg/kg)

160

Zinc (mg/kg)

400 Suitable for horses competing under BHA or FEI rules.

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SPILLERS® Lite Balancer Low calorie, nutrient dense feed balancer Suitable for all good doers and overweight horses and ponies and those prone to laminitis to be fed alongside suitable low calorie compound feed or a forage only diet. ◆ Whole cereal free, low starch and sugar

non-heating formulation. ◆ Contains excellent protein sources rich

in essential amino acids often lacking in restricted rations of overweight horses and ponies. ◆ Contains a comprehensive range of

vitamins and minerals to balance the diet and provide optimum nutrition.

◆ Formulated with live probiotic yeast

to support digestive health. ◆ Contains magnesium known for

its calming properties. ◆ Contains a blend of nutrients to support

hoof health including biotin, methionine, calcium, organic zinc and copper. ◆ Added soya oil for healthy coat and skin. ◆ Contains an excellent amino acid profile

to support optimal muscle health. ◆ High in important antioxidants such

as vitamin E and organic selenium for immune support.

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LITE BAL ANCER

Nutrient Analysis NUTRIENT

VALUE

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

10.0

Oil (%)

4.8

Protein (%)

15.0

Fibre (%)

17.0

Starch (%)

8.0

Lysine (%)

1.4

Calcium (%)

2.0

Phosphorus (%)

0.8

Magnesium (%)

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

40,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,000

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

2,000

Biotin (mg/kg)

30

Copper (mg/kg)

160

Selenium (mg/kg)

2.0

Iron (mg/kg)

100

Manganese (mg/kg)

160

Zinc (mg/kg)

400

Suitable for horses competing under BHA or FEI rules.

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SPILLERS® Senior Balancer Nutrient dense feed balancer for senior horses and ponies Suitable for all senior horses and ponies to be fed alongside compound feed or forage only diets.

◆ Whole cereal free, low starch non-

heating formulation. ◆ Contains excellent protein sources rich in

essential amino acids to support muscle tone and topline. ◆ Formulated with live probiotic yeast and

MOS (manna oligosaccharide) to support digestive health. ◆ Contains a comprehensive range of

vitamins and minerals to balance the diet and provide optimum nutrition.

◆ Glucosamine is included to support

joint health. ◆ Contains magnesium known

for its calming properties. ◆ Contains a blend of nutrients to support

hoof health including biotin, methionine, calcium, organic zinc and copper. ◆ Added soya oil for a healthy coat

and skin. ◆ Contains vitamin C to support

respiratory health. ◆ High in important antioxidants such as

vitamin E, vitamin C and organic selenium for immune support. ◆ High levels of B vitamins to compensate

for decreased production in the hind gut due to decreased digestive efficiency. ◆ Increased levels of phosphorus to

support reduced absorption in the older horse.

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NUTRIENT

VALUE

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

10.2

Oil (%)

6.0

Protein (%)

25.0

Fibre (%)

8.0

Starch (%)

9.0

Lysine (%)

1.6

Calcium (%)

3.0

Phosphorus (%)

1.4

Magnesium (%)

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

40,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,000

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

2,000

Vitamin C (mg/kg)

2,000

Biotin (mg/kg)

30

Glucosamine (g/kg)

20

Copper (mg/kg)

160

Selenium (mg/kg)

2.0

Iron (mg/kg)

100

Manganese (mg/kg)

160

Zinc (mg/kg)

400

SENIOR BAL ANCER

Nutrient Analysis

Suitable for horses competing under BHA or FEI rules.

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SPILLERS® Performance Balancer Nutrient dense feed balancer for optimum performance Suitable for all competition and race horses to be fed alongside compound feed or forage only diets.

◆ Contains excellent protein sources rich in

essential amino acids to support muscle tone, repair and topline. ◆ Formulated with live probiotic yeast and

MOS (manna oligosaccharide) to support digestive health. ◆ Includes an enhanced comprehensive

range of vitamins and minerals to balance the diet and provide optimum nutrition.

◆ Glucosamine is included to support

joint health. ◆ Contains magnesium known

for its calming properties. ◆ A blend of nutrients to support

hoof health including biotin, methionine, calcium, organic zinc and copper have been included. ◆ Added soya oil for a healthy coat

and skin. ◆ Contains vitamin C to support

respiratory health. ◆ High in important antioxidants such as

vitamin E, vitamin C and organic selenium for immune support. ◆ Contains generous levels of B vitamins

to support energy release. ◆ Includes a comprehensive range of B

vitamins and organic copper and iron to support optimum blood building. ◆ Optimum levels of calcium, phosphorus,

organic copper and zinc and magnesium to support bone strength.

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NUTRIENT

VALUE

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

10.7

Oil (%)

6.0

Protein (%)

25.0

Fibre (%)

8.0

Starch (%)

10.0

Lysine (%)

1.6

Calcium (%)

3.0

Phosphorus (%)

1.2

Magnesium (%)

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

40,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,000

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

2,500

Vitamin C (mg/kg)

2,000

Biotin (mg/kg)

30

Glucosamine (g/kg)

5.0

Copper (mg/kg)

200

Selenium (mg/kg)

2.0

Iron (mg/kg)

150

Manganese (mg/kg)

160

Zinc (mg/kg)

400

PERFORMANCE BAL ANCER

Nutrient Analysis

Suitable for horses competing under BHA or FEI rules.

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SPILLERS® Gro ‘N Win® Stud Balancer The original and proven nutrient dense, low calorie stud balancer Suitable for meeting the increased nutritional requirements for pregnant or lactating mares, foals and youngstock. ◆ Contains optimal levels of lysine,

methionine and threonine for exceptional muscle development and an even growth curve without excessive calories. ◆ Formulated to support digestive health

with added live probiotic yeast and low levels of cereal starch.

◆ Contains a high level of Vitamin E which

is proven to support the transfer of passive immunity via mare’s colostrum to the foal. ◆ A high specification of vitamins and

minerals including organic trace elements to support overall well being and fertility. ◆ Contains high levels of folic acid to

support increased requirements during pregnancy, lactation and growth. ◆ For horses and ponies who hold their

condition well such as native ponies, SPILLERS® Gro ‘N Win® is the perfect complement to a forage based diet.

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Nutrient Analysis NUTRIENT

VALUE

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

12.0

Oil (%)

5.0

Protein (%)

32.0

Fibre (%)

5.0

Starch (%)

5.0

Lysine (%)

2.2

Calcium (%)

3.0

Phosphorus (%)

1.5

Magnesium (%)

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

44,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,400

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

1,500

Biotin (mg/kg)

1.7

Copper (mg/kg)

175

Selenium (mg/kg)

1.5

Iron (mg/kg)

150

Manganese (mg/kg)

200

Zinc (mg/kg)

450

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GRO ‘N’ WIN STUD BAL ANCER

Suitable for horses competing under BHA or FEI rules.


Feeding Guide* Size

Approximate Weight (kg)

SPILLERS® Balancer (grams) fed with forage only

SPILLERS® Balancer (grams) fed with compound feed

Hands

cm

12.2

128

200-250

200

100

13.2

138

300-350

300

150

14.2

148

400-450

400

200

15.2

158

500-550

500

250

16.2

168

600-650

600

300

◆ The following table is intended as a guide. Horses have individual requirements

that are influenced by many factors including age, workload, weather and quality of grazing/forage. ◆ Clean fresh water should be available at all times. ◆ Good quality forage should be included in the diet at a minimum of 50% of the

total ration. ◆ We advise the inclusion of 1 tablespoon of salt per day. ◆ * For the feeding guide for Gro N’ Win® please see back of pack or call the

SPILLERS® Care-Line. For further information and friendly, helpful advice contact one of our nutritionists between 09.00 and 17.00 on the SPILLERS® Care-Line: 01908 226626.

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Nutrient Analysis Table SPILLERS® Original Balancer

SPILLERS® Lite Balancer

SPILLERS® Senior Balancer

SPILLERS® Performance Balancer

SPILLERS® Gro ‘N Win Stud Balancer

Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)

10.5

10.0

10.2

10.7

12.0

Oil (%)

6.0

4.8

6.0

6.0

5.0

Protein (%)

25.0

15.0

25.0

25.0

32.0

Fibre (%)

8.0

17.0

8.0

8.0

5.0

Starch (%)

9.0

8.0

9.0

10.0

5.0

Lysine (%)

1.6

1.4

1.6

1.6

2.2

Calcium (%)

3.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Phosphorus (%)

1.2

0.8

1.4

1.2

1.5

Magnesium (%)

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

Vitamin A (iu/kg)

40,000

40,000

40,000

40,000

44,000

Vitamin D3 (iu/kg)

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,400

Vitamin E (iu/kg)

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,500

1,500

Vitamin C (mg/kg)

2,000

-

2,000

2,000

-

Biotin (mg/kg)

30

30

30

30

1.7

Glucosamine (g/kg)

5.0

-

20.0

5.0

-

Copper (mg/kg)

160

160

160

200

175

Selenium (mg/kg)

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

Iron (mg/kg)

100

100

100

150

150

Manganese (mg/kg)

160

160

160

160

200

Zinc (mg/kg)

400

400

400

400

450

NUTRIENT

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