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Pavo Podo®Lac muesliFor pregnant & lactating mares

Pavo Podo®Lac muesli - For pregnant & lactating mares

About Pavo Podo®Lac muesli

Developing healthy bones is crucial for a horse's health and performance, something serious breeders are all too aware of. Nutrition plays an essential role here and it already starts while the mare is still pregnant! With Pavo Podo®Lac Muesli you optimally support the mare during gestation and lactation and, therefore, also the unborn foal.

It all starts with the mare

Normally the mare’s milk contains too little copper and zinc to supply the foal with the required amounts. These are, amongst other things, necessary for the healthy development of bones, organs, the coat and digestive processes. Therefore, it is of great importance to increase the supply in the last three months of gestation, so that the unborn foal can build up a reserve supply via the umbilical cord. In the first three months of life, this supply then gradually becomes available and the foal can use it for healthy development. Pavo Podo®Lac Muesli contains all the important nutrients for both the mare and the unborn foal. 

Pavo's Podo® concept

Pavo has always done a lot of research into the ideal feed for the breeding world and from here the Pavo Podo concept was developed. The Podo concept is an unique complex minerals and trace elements that is scientifically proven to decrease the probability of developing OC(D) in young horses by 50%. Even though the foal is not yet born, the Podo® concept will support the growing foal with all the required nutrients during this crucial period when the bones are developing. 

Protein & energy

Additionally, sufficient energy and proteins are very important during the gestation and lactation period. Pavo Podo®Lac Muesli contains a high amount of energy originating from the unique and highly valuable energy source rice bran, complemented with soyabean oil and linseed oil. As high quality protein sources, soyabean meal and soyabean flakes have been added. The combination of the high fat content and high amount of quality protein ensure that the mare maintains a healthy body condition during pregnancy and lactation. Moreover, the high amount of quality proteins in Pavo Podo®Lac Muesli also support milk production and are of particular importance for good development of the unborn foal.

Important characteristics
  • Muesli to keep your mare in optimal condition 
  • Supports the milk production 
  • Contains the proven Podo® concept to support healthy bone development 
  • Magnesium, calcium and phosphorus in the correct ratio 
  • Contains highly absorbable trace elements (copper, zinc, manganese)
  • Supports a healthy digestion with addition of prebiotics and fibres 
  • Large amount of antioxidants to support uptake of excipients and protect against free radicals (molecules that can damage cells and cause illness). 
  • For pregnant mares from the 9th month of gestation 
  • For lactating mares 
Feeding advice

9th – 11th month of gestation: 
Pony (300kg): 1,2 - 1,5 kg    
Horse (600kg): 2,4 - 3,0 kg 

1st  – 4th month of lactation 
Pony (300kg): 1,8 - 2,1 kg    
Horse (600kg): 3,6 - 4,2 kg

5th – 6th  month of lactation 
Pony (300kg): 0,9 - 1,2 kg 
Horse (600kg): 1,8 - 2,4 kg
Slowly switch to normal feed during this period 

Feed scoop content
One Pavo feed scoop of Pavo Podo®Lac Muesli contains approximately 0,9 kg.

If you feed less than the recommended amount, add half a dose of Pavo Podo®Care to make sure the mare & foal receive all the nutrients they need. Pavo Podo®Care is also a great alternative for Pavo Podo®Lac should the mare be overweight. By feeding Podo®Care you don’t feed additional energy but still provide the mare and foal with all the necessary nutrients for a healthy development. 

Please note that the daily intake of this product by the horse should never exceed 0,95 kg / 100 kg body weight.

Product Specifications

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Lucerne (alfalfa)
Soyabean flakes
Wheat feed
Rice bran
Puffed Barley
Apple pulp
Sunflower seed meal
Puffed Maize
Cane Molasses
Helianthus tuberosus (fermented)
Sodium chloride
Calcium carbonate
Peas Flakes
Monocalcium phosphate
Carrot flakes
Magnesium Oxide
Brewer's yeast

Feeding advice kg/day

Month Pony (300kg) Horse  (600kg)

9 - 11 (Gestation)

1,2 - 1,5 kg/day

2,4 - 3,0 kg/day

1 - 4 (Lactation)

1,8 - 2,1 kg/day

3,6 - 4,2 kg/day

5 – 6  (Lactation)

0,9 - 1,2 kg/day
Slowly switch to normal feed during this period.

1,8 - 2,4 kg/day
Slowly switch to normal feed during this period.

This feed may be given up to a maximum of 950g per 100 kg body weight per day

Guaranteed analysis

Crude protein 18,0 %^
Crude fat 7,5 %
Crude fibre 11,0 %
Crude ash 11,0 %
Sugar 6,0 %
Starch 17,0 %
Calcium 1,55 %
Phosphorus 0,80 %
Sodium 0,45 %
Potassium 1,50 %
Magnesium 0,60 %
Lysine 9,4 g
Methionine 2,9 g

Storage advise

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

Vitamin levels (per kg)

Vitamin A 16.200 IE
Vitamin D3 2.700 IE
Vitamin E 383 mg
Vitamin K3 4 mg
Vitamin B1 41 mg
Vitamin B2 16 mg
Niacinamide 32 mg
Pantothenic acid 23 mg
Vitamin B6 11 mg
D-Biotin 567 mcg
Folic acid 9 mg
Copper 71 mg
Iron 129 mg
Zinc 281 mg
Manganese 178 mg
Selenium 0,8 mg
Iodine 1,1 mg

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