SOOTHING SUPPLEMENTARY FEED FOR MARES IN HEAT
Mares have so many pluses. However, they can be very “bitchy”, especially at the time of the heat. This is especially troublesome when we actually want them to perform at full capacity. Bucking, bitching, going against the back, biting, moodiness, sudden turns, refusing jumps… Such behaviors often make riding and handling mares much more difficult. Mare bitchiness is often due to hormonal imbalance, as well as discomfort and cramping during estrus.
COMPLEX SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD WITH MONK’S PEPPER & MANY OTHER PLANTS AND HERBS
Various supplementary feeds for (rosy) mares are based only on monk’s pepper. NAF Oestress powder is a much more complex, unique and natural formula to support the well-being of your mare. The supplementary feed convinces with a veterinarily developed formula of many other herbs, such as the bark of the common snowball, black cohosh and jiaogulan to support hormonal balance. Together with magnesium, powerful antioxidants and plants for a calm stomach, they support the well-being of your mare during the heat when fed regularly. However, many mares also struggle with mood swings outside of heat. To achieve a lasting effect, the product should be fed over a longer period of time.
NAF FIVE STAR OESTRESS FOR YOUR MARE …
… offers hormonal support for every season.
… suppresses hormonal bursts – not only while you are in heat.
… leads to a natural regulation of hormones.
… relieves muscle tension in mares.
… alleviates the effects of hormonal behavioral changes and physical discomfort.
… promotes the willingness to perform and work morale of your mare.
NAF Oestress for mares in heat is available as a liquid supplementary feed and as a powder, each in several sizes. No waiting period according to FEI (valid at international tournaments) or FENA (regulations of the Austrian federation)! In Germany, a recommended waiting period of 48 hours applies.
CAN NAF OESTRESS AND NAF MAGIC BE FED TOGETHER?
A: In mares that show hormonal imbalance as well as general anxiety and nervousness, owners often ask if it is safe to feed Oestress and Magic together. The simple answer is “YES”. Both products work very well in combination and there can be no excess of nutrients. However, we have the following tips for you to achieve the best result.
Evaluate your mare’s behavior:
- WHAT behavioral problems are occurring? Is it more of an anxiousness or rather a mood swing/bitchiness?
- WHEN does the undesirable behavior occur?
- Do the abnormalities always occur or only at certain times or do they increase, for example, during the heat?
This way you can get a feel for whether Oestress or Magic might be a better fit. We recommend that you feed that product which seems to fit better first. If after the first, used product you feel that it helped with a certain problem, but not with all, then additionally feed the other product. In this way, you ensure that your horse receives only the herbal mixture that it really needs.
The good news is that the two products work so well together that the dosage of both products can be reduced to a minimum (long-term dose).
FIVE IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT (ROSY) MARES
- Mares are by nature just as hormone controlled as stallions. This can present very “mare-specific” challenges.
- Hormonally induced behavioral abnormalities usually occur during a specific time window, namely the mating season from March to October.
- The intensity of the mood swings varies from mare to mare, as does the rosy behavior. Many mares roe irregularly. Some do not show any signs of rosacea. Still others are seemingly constantly influenced by hormonal fluctuations.
- Since the mare’s ovaries are located right at the end of the saddle area, it is not surprising that she can be sensitive at certain times when saddling up, grooming or putting on a blanket. For this reason, mares in heat may also find it difficult to let go of their backs.
- Research shows that a good body condition score can positively influence the mating season and also the dominant behavior. Therefore, it is especially recommended to pay attention to a healthy weight of your mare.