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Pavo RiceBranTopping for a fit horse and lots of stamina

Pavo RiceBran - Topping for a fit horse and lots of stamina

About Pavo RiceBran

Pavo RiceBran is a natural, concentrated energy source that contains high levels of slow-releasing energy. Meaning that the energy will be released to the body over a longer period of time, so your horse will not become hot or explosive.

Pavo RiceBran contains high levels of slow-releasing energy, meaning your horse will be full of energy, but will not become hot or explosive. As Pavo RiceBran is not only high in energy, but also high in protein, it’s the perfect product to support your horse becoming an energetic and fit horse in a perfect body condition.  

Where does the energy come from?

The high levels of oil and starch are the main sources of the high amount of slow releasing energy in Pavo RiceBran. You might wonder how starch contributes to slow releasing energy as starch is normally known as quick-releasing energy (like a peek – high amounts for a short period of time). Let’s explain!

Starch is basically a chain of many glucose molecules linked together. Starch that comes from grains is linked in a different way compared to starch that comes from rice bran, therefore the starch is digested differently as well. Grain-starch is normally digested rapidly, resulting in a peek of glucose in the blood. This peak of glucose leads to high amounts and directly available energy, which we call the quick-releasing energy.  In contrast, the starch from Pavo RiceBran is digested gradually. The gradual digestion leads to a slower and steadier release of glucose, which we experience in our horses as slow-releasing energy. Because of the slow and gradual release of glucose (energy) the glycaemic index of Pavo RiceBran is low. The glyceamic index indicates the extent to which carbohydrates (sugar & starch) in a product affect the glucose levels in the blood. The starch from Pavo RiceBran is therefore a well digestible and valuable source of energy for your horse.

More about Pavo RiceBran

There are more benefits to feeding Pavo RiceBran, next to energy and protein. The high levels of oil contribute to a good-looking and shiny coat. As rice bran is a very oil-rich product, it is important that it is stabilized to ensure the quality by avoiding that is goes rancid. Pavo RiceBran is stabilized by heat treatment, in contrast to other products that are stabilized by the addition of chemical anti-oxidants. As a result Pavo RiceBran remains 100% natural (no additives). Moreover Pavo RiceBran contains potent anti-oxidants and a natural Vitamin E source, thus supports overall health and muscle function.

Another important aspects of Pavo RiceBran is the way it is produced. In the production of rice bran, rice needs to be de-hulled, which is normally done with calcium carbonate (chalk). But, when calcium carbonate is used the calcium/phosphor ratio, which is very important for the health of your horses, is affected. The rice in Pavo RiceBran is mechanically de-hulled, so without calcium carbonate. As a result  the calcium/phosphor ratio is not affected and Pavo RiceBran remains 100% natural. 


Pavo RiceBran needs to be fed as topping, meaning you feed it in small amounts on top of your normal concentrate(s). Like sprinkles on your ice cream, but then in a healthy way!  

Important characteristics
  • Highly concentrated in energy
  • Slow-releasing energy, so steady amounts over a longer period
  • High in protein
  • Free of grains & molasses
  • 100% natural, no additives
  • Stabilized
  • Contains gradually digestible starch
  • Support a healthy and shiny coat
  • With potent natural anti-oxidants to support healthy muscle function


  • For leisure horses when intensity of work is higher than normal (e.g. longer or more frequent hacks)
  • For sport horses that need slow-releasing (durable) energy for performance
  • For senior horses that need additional energy (calories) and protein for a healthy body condition
  • For lactating mares that need additional energy (calories) and protein for a healthy body condition
  • For horses in preparation to studbook selections
Feeding advice

Pavo RiceBran needs to fed as a topping, meaning you feed it in small amounts on top of your normal concentrate ration.

600 kg horse: 0,125 kg | 300 kg horse: 0,065 kg

Energy level low (light work):
600 kg horse: 0,250 kg| 300 kg horse: 0,125 kg

Energy level medium (medium work)
600 kg horse: 0,5 kg |  300 kg horse 0,25 kg 

Energy level high (heavy work):
600 kg horse: 0,75 kg |  300 kg horse 0,375 kg

Senior horse:
600 kg horse: 0,5 kg | 300 kg horse: 0,25 kg   

Scoop content:
1 full Pavo scoop of Pavo RiceBran contains approximately 1.1 kg.

Product Specifications

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Rice bran 100 %

Storage advise

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

Guaranteed analysis

Crude protein 14,0 %
Crude fat 14,0 %
Crude fibre 6,0 %
Crude ash 8,0 %
Sugar 4,5 %
Starch 30,0 %
Calcium 0,06 %
Phosphorus 1,72 %
Magnesium 0,75 %
Sodium 0,03 %
Potassium 1,55 %

Feeding advice

  Horse 600kg Kg Pony 300kg
Maintenance 125gr 65gr
Energy level low * 250gr 125 gr
Energy level médium ** 500 gr 250 gr
Energy level high *** 750gr 375 gr
Senior horse 500gr 250gr

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