Performance horses are athletes, and just like humans, they are required to maintain top condition in order to perform successfully. In striving to achieve these high levels of athletic performance, horses are exposed to a variety of stress factors including hard physical training sessions, increased handling, altered dietary and stabling conditions, as well as the stress of transportation and competition.
Quite often, horses in hard training develop stress-induced appetite reduction. There are many other reasons why horses may seem to 'lose their appetite'. Some horses are just fussy eaters, while smaller horses may have difficulty consuming large meals. However, many horses that are usually good eaters become picky or uninterested and start to leave food uneaten, particularly when work is commenced. When raced or competed on a regular basis, these horses lose condition, energy and the ability to perform to expectation and to recover quickly from exercise.
What makes AppeTITE different is the unique combination of nutrients in a slightly acidic cherry flavoured base. Using the perfect balance of sweetness for increased palatability in combination with vitamin B1 (thiamine), AppeTITE has a role in assisting the maintenance of normal appetite and bodyweight. AppeTITE is especially effective in performance horses or horses on a high grain diet, as they have increased risk of being deficient in B vitamins. In addition to vitamin B1 (thiamine) AppeTITE contains vitamin B2 (riboflavine), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) which are required for or have a role in general metabolism, growth and nervous system function. AppeTITE is a liquid formula that can be used on a daily basis to improve eating habits or can be fed when needed for horses off feed. For problem horses that are reluctant to eat even with AppeTITE added to their feed, a small dose delivered by syringe in the horse's mouth will usually get them eating again.