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Pavo KickStartImmunity boost for a healthy start

Pavo KickStart - Immunity boost for a healthy start

About Pavo KickStart

Young foals face quite a few challenges in the first weeks of life so the development of the immune system and a healthy digestion are both extremely important. Therefore, Pavo KickStart is the essential support for a healthy start in life. 

Disease fighters 

When a foal is born it has a very limited immune system. The intake of colostrum is essential as colostrum contains immunoglobins which are anti-bodies, so actually disease fighters. The intake of colostrum with the immunoglobulins is important in the first hours, since this develops the passive immune system of the foal before developing the active immunity in the first weeks of life. However, the amount of immunoglobins varies greatly per mare and studies even show that 30% of all mares have too low levels of immunoglobins. Too low levels increase susceptibility of the foal to illnesses. As Pavo KickStart contains colostrum powder, it’s a great source of immunoglobulins. As a result, the foal is provided with enough anti-bodies to fight against invading pathogens and bacteria. 

Healthy gut, healthy foal 

Just like with the immune system, the intestinal flora is not properly developed when the foal is born. During the first weeks of life, the intestinal flora will develop unless it gets disturbed by pathogens that enter the gut (for example because the foal ate the mares manure). In order to enable development of a healthy intestinal flora, these pathogens need to be attacked by the immune system. If the immune system is not able to protect the intestines well enough, pathogens and negative bacteria can become dominant which may lead to negative long term consequences. In addition to the colostrum powder that supports the immune system, Pavo KickStart contains yeast (modified yeast cell walls). This yeast offers multiple advantages as it binds to pathogens, an essential step in order for the immune system to recognize the pathogens and start attacking them. Additionally, it stimulates the immune system and effects the immunization in the gut which can help to prevent diarrhoea. 

Energy & vitamins 

Besides the immune and digestive system, all different kinds of metabolic processes need to start working. Pavo KickStart ensures that sufficient nutrients are present for steady development. In addition, Pavo KickStart also contains some extra energy because growing is hard work!  

Important characteristics
  • Immune paste for foals
  • Rich in anti-bodies to fight diseases 
  • Supports development of the immune system 
  • Positively effects immunization of the gut
  • Promotes healthy intestinal flora 
  • Rich in vitamin E, A, C and B12 
  • Good available trace elements (copper, zinc, manganese, selenium)
  • Supplies extra energy 
  • For new born foals 
  • Suitable for both healthy and weakened foals 
  • For all horses and ponies 
  • Can also be used during weaning  
Feeding advice

Administer the first syringe after the first intake of colostrum and the second syringe within the next 24 hours (1 pack of Pavo KickStart contains 2 syringes). 

Complete the whole syringe. However, for very small ponies (like Shetlands), half a syringe is sufficient. 

Tip on how to give a syringe to a foal:
We advise you to stand next to your foal and firstly stroke around the corner of the mouth and try to open the mouth by gently pushing your finger into the corner of the mouth. If the foal opens its mouth, you can easily bring the syringe to the mouth and empty it.

Product Specifications

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Vegetable oil and fat (palm)
Mono-, di- and triglycerides of fatty acids (palmitic and oleic acid)
Produced 18 months prior to the use before date

Feeding advice kg/day


Guaranteed analysis

Crude protein 26,2 %
Crude fat 52,4 %
Crude fibre 0,0 %
Crude ash 6,5 %
Sodium 0,4 %

Storage advise

Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Reclose after usage
Water should always be available

Vitamin levels (per kg)

Vitamin A 1.000.000 IE
Vitamin E 10.000 mg
Vitamin C 15.000 mg
Vitamin B12 5.000 mcg
Copper 55 mg
Zinc 600 mg
Manganese 600 mg
Selenium 2 mg

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