Research in 2009 at New Zealand?s Massey University confirmed that high energy HNF Fiber? (contained in FiberEdge?), manufactured through the unique process of Controlled Fermentation?, provides important performance advantages for all horses, provides more energy than dry lucerne chaff*
Feeding HNF Fiber? provides 32% more retained energy, and 22% more digestible energy (DE) than dry lucerne chaff. Horses obtain more nutrients, get more energy from less feed, and retain
more available energy for training and performance, results in better hydration than dry lucerne chaff*
Replacing dry lucerne chaff with HNF Fiber? provides horses with 3.6 litres (8%) more water per day. Substituting dry forages with HNF Fiber? reduces the loss of electrolytes, and the potential
for tying up and colic associated with dehydration.
enhances the digestion of hard feed*
Reducing hay and increasing the proportion of HNF Fiber? in cereal based diets increases the digestible energy of the WHOLE DIET by 9%. More energy from the forage component allows
the preparation of balanced diets reducing grain use without compromising energy intake.
Cornerstone Nutrition?, incorporating HNF Fiber?, is a break through equine feeding regime that enables improved horse
health and performance. It recognizes that forage fibre should make up at least 50% of a horses? daily feed weight. High
energy HNF Fiber? allows the forage fibre content to be raised to recommended levels without compromising energy.
Feeding Recommendations - FiberEdge?
FiberEdge? (with HNF Fiber?) should be used as the primary feed. It incorporates a dual source of high-energy forage fibre and moist Captured Grains? (oats) conveniently mixed in the correct proportion. The oats are crimped then softened and pre-digested through fermentation for better digestibility. No other forages are needed in the feed ration. Access to pasture is recommended.
*Massey University trials ? data on file.