Don’t let a horse’s size and power fool you: in order to live and thrive, these strong, beautiful animals need the help of humans who have their best interests at heart—and that includes wanting to provide them with great food. MUENSTER horse feed is natural, high in fiber and fat, fortified with vitamins and minerals, and made with locally-sourced ingredients. Our tried-and-true extrusion process renders the feed nutritious and easy to digest, while at the same time giving it a shelf life of 9 months or more. And like all of our products, the recipe for our horse food is fixed instead of being based on least-cost. This means that every time you buy MUENSTER horse food, you’re receiving the same nutrition, quality, and innovation that we’ve been providing our customers with for the last four decades. So whether your horse is an energetic colt or a senior mare, choose MUENSTER!
THE EXTRUSION PROCESS
Our locally-sourced ingredients, including finely-ground whole grains, are cooked with carefully-regulated and pressurized steam. The high heat and moisture opens up and gelatinizes the molecular chain of the starches, ensuring the food can rapidly take on the animal’s saliva and benefit the animal from the start of the digestion process. Oils from raw ingredients are released, making the fat more available for absorption. After the food leaves the extruder barrel, it is cut uniformly and then expands as it hits the cool air and normalizes pressure. The food is gently dried, removing excess moisture, which prevents mold and rancidity. This allows us to achieve a shelf life greater than 9 months. As a final step, we coat the food with healthy oils.
KEY BENEFITS FOR YOUR HORSE
- Encourages chewing and leads to increased saliva production, which is essential for buffering the stomach and preventing gastric ulcers
- Starches are pre-digested so they can be readily absorbed in the animal’s small intestine as glucose, reducing the risk of carbohydrate overload and fermentation in the hindgut, which aids in reducing restless behavior, as well as risk of conditions such as gaseous colic
- Oils from raw ingredients are released, making the fat more available for absorption
- Allows for the addition of higher amounts of healthy oil, which provides a source of cool calories and energy for the horse
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