The high-quality all-round care for juniors with integrated support for digestion, skin, hoof, liver, immunity and metabolism.
No horse has such a special need for optimal nutrition as the developing foal, both before and after birth. In the first four weeks of life, feeding a foal causes few problems because the mother mare
which provides nutrition in the form of mare's milk in the correct composition and dosage. From the middle of the second month of life onwards, supplementary feeding should be carried out systematically, as this is the only way to ensure that the nutrients required for optimal development, especially of the skeleton and the musculoskeletal system, are supplied. If this is missed in the first year of life, it will be difficult to make up for it later. Positioning errors as well as joint, bone and tendon diseases in foals, weanlings and yearlings can be the result of nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. What should be emphasized is the increased tendency to form bone chips these days. Although this is primarily caused by genetics, scientific knowledge shows that it can be limited through appropriate husbandry, including feeding certain nutrients.
The supplementary feeding of micronutrients is therefore of great importance for overall vitality, good development and future performance.
For the development of the skeleton, an adequate supply of calcium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, ß-carotene (or vitamin A) and vitamin E is important. Especially under practical conditions, significant deficits and imbalances can often be seen in this supply area, as the basic feed often shows gaps in the supply of vital substances. Calcium and vitamin D3 are largely responsible for the strength and optimal development of bones. Important antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and vitamin E protect the growing animal as well as the pregnant and lactating mare from harmful oxygen radicals.
Particular attention is also paid to a balanced supply of the trace elements zinc and copper. Studies on the mineral supply of foals (e.g. “The quantity and trace element supply of warmblood foals during the first six months of life, taking into account the occurrence of osteochondrosis”, diss. Maike Grenel 2002) have shown that, for example, the foal's copper and zinc supply comes from mare's milk alone is not guaranteed. Copper is, among other things, important for bone mineralization. Copper deficiency can not only lead to skeletal changes but also to anemia. It is important that both elements are in a balanced relationship to one another. An increased deposition of minerals in the bones was not found when zinc and copper were fed alone, but was found when supplemented with a complete trace element mixture. It is assumed that the influence of other trace elements such as iron, manganese, cobalt and iodine on the mineralization of bones is significant.
The essential amino acids lysine and methionine, which are also contained in ATCOM Junior-Vital, also play an important role in the development of organs, muscles and bones.
ATCOM Junior-Vital therefore offers a premium supply with all vital minerals, trace elements and vitamins with the highest bioavailability, specifically tailored to the junior's growth phase. It only contains biologically high-quality compounds of minerals and trace elements as well as vitamins that can be optimally utilized by the organism. ATCOM Junior-Vital is free of artificial flavors and does not contain any artificial preservatives.
As with all ATCOM products, we attach great importance to the highest availability of all nutrients and vital substances contained in Junior-Vital. That's why ATCOM Junior-Vital contains special yeasts and herbs that not only support the microbial activity of the intestinal flora, but also ensure optimal utilization of all nutrients in the digestive tract. These natural ingredients, in combination with lecithin and bentonites, also offer proven mycotoxin protection and can relieve the metabolism and support liver function. Furthermore, ATCOM Junior-Vital provides valuable omega-3 fatty acids through the linseed oil it contains to prevent a deficiency of essential fatty acids.
These special properties characterize ATCOM Junior-Vital:
- Complete mineral feed in premium quality ensures the young horse 's basic requirements for all essential minerals, vitamins, trace elements and amino acids in a highly available form (from the 2nd month of life to the end of the 3rd year of life) and reliably prevents nutritional deficiency symptoms
- with organically bound copper, manganese, zinc and selenium to support optimal development of bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
- supplies all the necessary vital substances in addition to the main food and thus creates the best conditions for the joy of movement and a resilient musculoskeletal system
- Intestinal-supporting vital substance complex made from special yeasts, B vitamins, antioxidants, herbs and bentonites supports intestinal flora and the entire gastrointestinal tract
- with essential amino acids to support muscle building
- can increase the immune system
- can prevent nutritional skin and coat problems
- strengthens liver function through micronutrients and lecithin
- promotes good hoof horn and hoof growth
- with integrated optimal selenium supply , as Germany is a selenium deficiency area
ATCOM Junior-Vital is ideal for:
for high-quality all-round care, specially tailored to feeding the junior
20 g of Atcom Junior-Vital per 100 kg of body weight
During situations of increased need (e.g. coat change) or at the beginning of feeding an ATCOM product (this makes it easier to replenish potentially empty nutrient stores and meet the additional requirement), we recommend a dosage of 30 g ATCOM JUNIOR-VITAL per 100 kg of body weight daily . This amount should be fed for a period of 4-6 weeks. You can then switch to the dosage of 20g/100kg body weight.
The current body weight should be used as a basis for the amounts to be fed. Please make sure to regularly adjust the amount of JUNIOR-VITAL to be fed to the foal's increasing body weight.
ATCOM Junior-VITAL is a pelleted supplementary feed. It must be mixed with the main feed in the specified quantities for each feeding.
Do I need to feed additional minerals or similar?
Feeding additional supplementary food can and should be avoided in order to avoid a nutrient imbalance or oversupply.