feeding and care of horses

Pavo 18PlusKeeping your senior horse fit and healthy

Pavo 18Plus - Keeping your senior horse fit and healthy

About Pavo 18Plus

A horse’s body starts to change at approximately 18 years of age. The digestive system becomes less efficient and nutrients are not as easily digested or absorbed. At first this may not be noticeable, as many horses can continue to work effectively while they age. However, the nutritional needs of your horse do start to change. For example, the older horse usually requires more protein to maintain a good topline and muscle tone, and will also be less able to process sugars and starch. This process will be already in motion before you start noticing changes on the outside. It is therefore advisable to begin feeding a concentrate suitable for senior horses before outwards signs of aging become apparent.

You can’t prevent your horse getting older, but you can determine how he is going to age!

Pavo 18Plus will allow you to take care of your ageing horse’s increasing demands as he ages without burdening the system unnecessarily. Pavo 18Plus can be fed dry or soaked as a mash for senior horses with chewing and dental problems. This dust-free muesli will help your senior to stay fit, full of vitality and energy. The combination of Pavo 18Plus and Pavo SpeediBeet provides the perfect complete, fully balanced feed for your horse’s daily needs.

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Available in 15kg bags.

Important characteristics
  • Packed with highly digestible fibres to compensate for the less efficient digestive system
  • Contains essential amino acids for maintaining muscle tone and top line
  • Modified sugar/starch content suitable for older horses
  • Extra omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
  • Modified calcium - phosphorous ratio
  • Anti-oxidants to support the immune system
  • Extra vitamins and minerals
  • Small pellets which can be easily eaten by horses with dental problems
  • Can be fed dry and soaked as a mash

Specially suitable for:

  • Active 18+ horses
  • Horses lacking fitness and condition
  • Underweight horses
Feeding advice
  • Average advice per day: 300 gram per 100 kg bodyweight per day.
  • Maximum advice: 800 gram per 100 kg bodyweight per day (horses in poor condition)
  • The required amount depends on the amount of grazing and work
  • Can be fed soaked: Mix Pavo 18Plus 1:1 with water

Feed scoop content

  • One full Pavo feed scoop Pavo 18Plus contains approximately 0.9 kg.



Product Specifications

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Lucerne (alfalfa)
Wheat feed
Soya (bean), extracted, toasted
Cane Molasses
Sunflower seed, extracted
Soya oil (non GMO)
Apple pulp
Puffed Barley
Puffed Maize
Peas Flakes
Sodium chloride
Calcium carbonate
Magnesium Oxide
Wheat bran
Carrot flakes
Chicory pulp
Brewer's yeast

Vitamin levels (per kg)

Vitamin A 16.872 IE
Vitamin D3 3.224 IE
Vitamin E 437 IE
Vitamin K3 6,3 mg
Vitamin B1 23 mg
Vitamin B2 26 mg
Vitamin B6 14 mg
Pantothenic acid 25 mg
Folin 13 mg
Niacin 40 mg
D-Biotin 542 mg

Storage advise

Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Reclose after usage

Feeding advice kg/day


Bodyweight adult horse 200 kg 400 kg 600 kg
  kg/day kg/day kg/day 
Healthy horse 0,7 kg 1,3 kg 2,0 kg
Horse with a condition residue or dental problems* 1,6 kg 3,2 kg 4,8 kg

*Soak Pavo 18Plus in water: 1:1


Bags 15 kg

Shelf life

Bags 6 Mnth

Guaranteed analysis

Energy (DE) 10,5 MJ/kg
Energy (EWpa) 0,84 EWpa
Energy (ME) 9 MJ/kg
Dig. crude protein 125 gr/kg
Crude protein 14,5 %
Crude fat 6,9 %
Crude fibre 15,3 %
Crude ash 10,4 %
Sugar 5,7 %
Starch 14,9 %
Lysine 5,9 g
Methionine 2,2 g

Minerals and trace elements (per kg)

Calcium 0,97 %
Phosphorus 0,39 %
Sodium 0,94 %
Potassium 1,32 %
Magnesium 0,91 %
Copper 61 mg
Iron 174 mg
Zinc 378 mg
Manganese 240 mg
Selenium 1,16 mg
Iodine 1,45 mg

Chelated minerals
Organic form of Selenium

Frequently asked questions

Do any Pavo products contain substances relevant to doping?

PAVO producten can be safetly used when you compete at FEI sanctioned competitions. For detailed information check our pages regarding product quality.

Due to different national doping requirements, please be aware of specific regulations regarding your home country.