Your horse is mainly used for leisure activities. However, being used for leisure activities only does not mean that your horse does not need particular care. He/she may seem stiff when exercising or hacking, have difficulty picking up his/her hooves or clearing obstacles. His/her hooves may need special care. In the summertime, dust can cause breathing problems for horses who live outdoors on grass. If there is not enough grass to eat in the wintertime, they may need mineral, trace element and vitamin supplements. The feed supplements and external treatments in the Audevard range for leisure horses, developed by vets, contain ingredients that help meet your horse’s needs.
Nutrition for leisure horses
It’s important to be attentive to your horse’s nutritional requirements. Is your horse mainly used for leisure activities, such as hacking, trekking or minor competitions, or is he or she retired? If he or she lives outdoors on pasture or is stabled in a loose box and eats mainly grass or hay, the leisure horse nutritional range is the ideal solution. In line with the latest veterinary scientific data, Audevard proposes mineral and vitamin nutritional supplements adapted to the activity of your leisure horse or elderly horse: vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D3, E, K), minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine, selenium), mycosorb A+.
Equine comfort and mobility
Your horse’s musculoskeletal system can be weakened by repeated demands. The stresses exerted on the bones, joints, tendons and ligaments can cause stiffness, and discomfort in the fore limbs, back or hindquarters. This sensitivity can be visible when the horse is cold when it comes out the loose box, after training or after intense effort. The feed supplements in the Audevard comfort and mobility range have been developed by vets and contain ingredients that meet the musculoskeletal needs of your horse, whether it is a competing horse or an elderly horse: Harpagophytum, omega 3 fatty acids, Boswellia serrata, white willow, hyaluronic acid, meadowsweet.
Equine respiratory comfort
Your horse’s environment can affect his or her respiratory comfort. Breathing can become more difficult in the winter when it is cold, but also in spring or summer due to dust or pollen. The discomfort causes horses to wheeze, reducing their capacities and performance when working. The feed supplements, syrups and spray products in the Audevard respiratory comfort range have been developed by vets and contain ingredients that support your horse’s respiratory system: essential oils, eucalyptus, garlic, nigella, lemon, rosemary, paperbark, pine, thyme, terpineol. Audevard proposes a range of medicines for the respiratory system: Dilaterol containing clenbuterol (selective beta-2 sympathomimetic agent, SPC), Thioveol containing thenoic acid (other systemic medicines for obstructive respiratory diseases, SPC).
Your horse’s skin can be more vulnerable when it is outdoors. A cream or ointment can be used to protect his or her skin against irritation, grazes or cracked skin. These fatty substances form a protective barrier on the skin. The creams and ointments in Audevard’s skincare range have been developed by vets and contain ingredients that help protect your horse’s skin: flowers of sulphur, zinc oxide, boric acid, chlorhexidine, geranium, lemongrass, tea tree, hyaluronic acid, centella, sage, lavender, oregano, thyme.
Horse hoof care
"No hooves, no horse". Hooves are the connection between your horse and the ground. The quality of your horse’s hoof horn is crucial for good-quality feet. Hooves that are in good condition avoid issues such as brittle horn or hoof deformities, hoof cracks, frogs in poor condition, seedy toe or hoof rings. To make sure your horse has strong hooves, regular hoof care is essential (cleaning, hoof oil, blacksmith care) and the nutrients required for their structure and regrowth must be provided. The nutritional supplements in Audevard’s hoof range have been developed by vets and blacksmiths and contain ingredients that provide elasticity and solidity to your horse’s hoof horn: biotin (D-biotin), Chrysanthellum (MBP, Prolacta), vitamins, minerals, Keraplex.