dac Breeder's Choice Plus is a powder vitamin and mineral supplement for use in diets of broodmares and stallions to enhance reproductive function. Vitamins and minerals are critical in reproduction, bone development, nerve function, immune function, hoof, skin and coat quality, as well as energy balance. Enhanced with probiotics.
Each scoop contains min 1,560 mg/max 1,844 mg calcium, min 1,135 mg phosphorus, min 425 mg magnesium, min 26 mg copper, min 99 mg zinc, min 0.56 mg selenium, min 73 mg manganese, min 1 mg iodine, min 10,000 IU vitamin A, min 1,000 IU vitamin D and min 125 IU vitamin E.
Directions: Can be fed with fortified or unfortified grains. Fortified grains contain added vitamins and minerals and require a lower feeding rate of this supplement. If fed with unfortified grains – Early pregnancy (conception to 7 months) – 2 oz daily per 1,000 lbs body weight; Late pregnancy (7 months to term) – 3 oz daily per 1,000 lbs body weight; Lactation – 3 oz daily; Breeding stallions (during breeding season) – 3 oz daily per 1,000 lbs body weight. Consult an equine nutritionist or dac® if feeding this product with fortified grain. Scoop included.
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What makes dac Breeder's Choice Plus different?
• Yea Sacc®1026 – a live yeast culture derived from the specific yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae 1026. Yea Sacc®1026 increases fiber, phosphorus and calcium digestibility in mares, and increases gross energy, total lipids and amino acid absorption. Yea Sacc®1026 improves milk availability to foals if administered for 3-4 weeks before and throughout the lactation period.
• Organic Selenium – selenium is an essential nutrient that plays a critical role in metabolism, healthy growth, reproductive health and immunity. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Organic selenium increases the speed of placental expulsion in mares and improves fertility. Research has shown that Sel-Plex®, an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms. Sel-Plex® is the ONLY organic selenium to be reviewed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
• Bio-available Trace Minerals, or chelated minerals, are those that have been bonded to two or more amino acids. A mineral in this chelated state allows easy passage through the intestinal wall into the blood resulting in increased metabolism of that mineral. dac®Breeder's Choice Plus utilizes organic minerals to increase availability and enhance absorption rates.
• Vitamin A plays a critical role in reproduction and embryogenesis. It is also important for maintaining immune function.
dac® Breeders Excel provides a balance of essential fatty acids to mature breeding horses. Omega 3 fatty acids include a-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), all of which are polyunsaturated. Omega 6 fatty acids are unsaturated. Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be supplied in the diet as they are considered essential for metabolism. A deficiency of the essential fatty acids (EFA) creates problems with coat, skin, immune function and reproduction. Omega 3 – Semen from stallions contains high levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. High concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids in semen have been shown to increase fertility. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered essential to the horse and may possess the following beneficial properties: increase red blood cell count, increase semen quality, increase vitamin E status and decreases inflammation. DHA – Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid) is a major poly unsaturated fatty acid in semen. Stallions supplemented with DHA have been shown to have significantly increased number of sperm per ejaculate, increased motility of sperm and decreased dead and abnormal sperm compared to non-supplemented stallions. Supplementation with DHA also increases the number of motile sperm after cooled or frozen storage. Vitamin E – is a fat-soluble vitamin that has an important role as a potent anti-oxidant. It has a concurrent yet independent role with selenium, an essential trace mineral. Vitamins E is an important antioxidant needed by sperm cells. Sperm cell membranes contain a high concentration of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which makes them susceptible to oxidative damage. Several steps in sperm cell maturation and eventual fertilization can produce reactive oxygen metabolites that can damage sperm cells or decrease their motility if antioxidant defenses are depleted. Antioxidants in seminal plasma protect sperm against oxidative stress which may be induced by cooling and freezing, common methods of storage and transportation of equine semen. Additional improvements in stallion semen quality (motility, longevity, morphology as well as total sperm count) have been shown after dietary intake of antioxidants in combination with Omega 3 fatty acids. FEEDING DIRECTIONS dac® Breeders Excel can be fed with either fortified or unfortified grains. Fortified grains contain added vitamins and minerals and require a lower feeding rate of dac® Breeders Excel. Feed dac® Breeders Excel at the following rates: Horses: Barren Mares 8 scoops (8 ounces) per horse/day Pregnant Mares 8 scoops (8 ounces) per horse/day Stallions 16 scoops (16 ounces) per horse/day dac® Breeders Excel should be introduced into the diet gradually to avoid feed refusal. dac® Breeders Excel should be introduced into the diet a minimum of 60 days prior to the first intended date of breeding. Feeding rate based on 1000 lb. horse.