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The ORIGINAL, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement for horses.
Equi-Jewel® is a scientifically formulated, high-fat, low-starch and cool-energy conditioner with added vitamin E, selenium and calcium.

Equi-Jewel is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidisation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.

Eqiu-Jewel is specifically designed to nutritionally support the equine athlete by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and maintaining condition.

Equi-Jewel contains a rare source of marine-derived calcium, BMC®, shown to be more highly digestible than other forms of calcium, including calcium carbonate. BMC® has been shown to buffer stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, as well as moderate the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis. Learn more about BMC. 

EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement.

The ORIGINAL, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement for horses. EQUI-JEWEL® is a scientifically formulated, high-fat, low-starch and cool-energy conditioner with added vitamin E, selenium and calcium.

EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidisation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.

EQUI-JEWEL is specifically designed to nutritionally support the equine athlete by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and maintaining condition.

New ZF EQUI-JEWEL contains a rare source of marine-derived calcium, BMC®, shown to be more highly digestible than other forms of calcium, including calcium carbonate. BMC has been shown to buffer stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, as well as moderate the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis.

EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement.

Equi-Jewel® is a scientifically formulated high-fat, low-starch, and cool-energy conditioner. Equi-Jewel is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran product for horses and is the only conditioning supplement to include KER BMC™ to buffer the digestive tract. This, combined with Equi-Jewel’s proven track record, make it the go-to topline conditioner for horse owners, leading trainers and breeding farms around the world.

Equi-Jewel contains KER BMC, a unique source of marine-derived calcium shown to be more highly digestible than other forms of calcium typically used in feeds. KER BMC has been shown to buffer stomach acid to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, as well as moderate the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis.

Equi-Jewel also contains linoleic acid which has been shown to reduce gastric acid secretion and increase output of protective prostaglandins, making Equi-Jewel an important component in the diet of horses at risk of gastric ulcers and hindgut disturbances.

EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement.

Vanessa Way uses Equi-Jewel

“I’ve been feeding Equi-Jewel to all my horses for a number of years now. It is my secret for a topline and a gleaming coat. I love that a little goes a long way, and it doesn’t heat up my horses. I’m more than happy to share the secret and recommend Equi-Jewel to everyone!”

– Vanessa Way, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

“Equi-Jewel is my go-to in order to keep my horses in peak condition! The best fuel comes from high-fat, slow-release sources. Equi-Jewel does all of this, plus the inclusion of KER BMC helps keep their digestive system healthy.”

– Amanda Ross, Olympic Eventer

Shane Nichols uses KER Equi-Jewel

“We use Equi-Jewel as part of our daily diets. It’s great for maintaining condition and an alternate energy source. I’d highly recommend Equi-Jewel, it’s the best conditioning supplement on the market.”

– Shane Nichols, Thoroughbred Trainer

 

Megan Jones

“As my horses are endurance-based athletes, I need a fat-based fuel for them. Equi-Jewel has helped to create and maintain excellent useable condition, not just a fat belly. It’s the staple for my horses because they work hard, and I never have eventers who are too fat!”

– Megan Jones, Olympic Eventer

 

Equi-Jewel for yearling Thoroughbred sales horses

“Equi-Jewel has been an essential part of the yearling prep program at Cambridge Stud for many years, and we have had outstanding results in the sale ring and on the track in these horses. I can rely on it to build muscle and make the yearlings’ coats gleam without ‘overheating’ them. You don’t have to feed much to build topline, or get a big, rangy colt in the right condition for the sale. Equi-Jewel will always be a key part of my prep feed program.”

– Marcus Corban, Cambridge Stud

 

Why Use Equi-Jewel

  • A high-fat, cool-energy, safe source of fat to encourage weight gain
  • A low-starch energy source for horses prone to tying-up or laminitis
  • Highly palatable source of calories, fibre, amino acids, and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and as well as maintaining condition
  • Includes research proven BMC, which provides buffering of the entire digestive tract
  • High in linoleic acid which helps to reduce gastric acidity
  • A source of essential, bioavailable antioxidants, natural vitamin E and organic selenium to assist with muscle recovery.
  • Essential fatty acids promote healthy skin and a naturally shiny coat
  • Balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio for skeletal health and development
  • Low intake rate and high digestibility

Research Proven

EQUI-JEWEL has been thoroughly researched with proven advantages over other fat sources.

 

Read the Research

Rice bran, as the name suggests, comes from rice. Specifically, rice bran is the brown outer layer of the rice grain, which is removed in the production of white rice. Compared to the white portion, the bran portion of the rice kernel is significantly higher in nutrients and is high in fat, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, and fibre.

The most important quality of rice bran for horses however, is the level of fat it contains. Fat is a highly effective energy source for horses and a valuable addition to the diets of performance horses or horses requiring a high energy diet.

Stabilisation

One of the most troublesome things about rice bran is that immediately after separation from the white rice kernel, the fat begins to oxidise due to the action of an enzyme called lipase. After 24 hours, much of the valuable fat has gone rancid, especially if the weather is warm and humid. This rancidity leads to a soapy aftertaste, which can be quite unpalatable to all but the greediest of horses. But here’s the clever bit. Scientists quickly realised that by subjecting the rice bran to heat and pressure by extrusion immediately following its separation from the grain kernel, the lipase could be destroyed. Without the destructive lipase, the fat content of rice bran can be stabilised at around 16-20%.

With rice bran processing, timing is everything, and with EQUI-JEWEL stabilised rice bran, any rice bran not extruded within 12 hours of processing is not accepted for inclusion, ensuring consistent quality and palatability.

Read the ingredient list. If it doesn’t say stabilised rice bran, it’s not the real thing!

Energy

Just 500g of Equi-Jewel is equivalent to 1 cup of vegetable oil in terms of energy, and without the mess and palatability problems of vegetable oil, it makes a great alternative to the traditional fat supplements.

Calcium

Bran is a common horse feed ingredient, but one concern with feeding bran, whether its rice bran or another grain such as wheat bran, is the extreme calcium deficit. The calcium imbalance with bran and pollard is well documented with high phosphorus levels preventing calcium absorption, sometimes leading to severe deficiencies if fed for the long term without calcium supplementation.

Equi-Jewel contains added calcium to ensure the correct calcium to phosphorous ratio and to avoid problems caused by the high levels of phosphorus in rice bran.

Low Glycemic Index Supplement

The glycemic index (GI) of a feed is the measure of blood glucose levels in response to feeding. A low-GI feed produces minimal spikes in blood glucose resulting in slow-release energy that decreases the risk of disorders such as developmental orthopedic disease, laminitis, digestive problems, and metabolic issues.

With so many feeds and supplements on the market, everyone wants to know that the product they choose will work!

A study was performed to test the effects of feeding Equi-Jewel or corn oil in exercised horses. During strenuous exercise, horses fed Equi-Jewel had lower lactic acid levels than horses fed corn oil. As lactic acid accumulates in the working muscle, horses become fatigued. The inclusion of stabilised rice bran as a substitute for corn oil in rations also resulted in lower heart rates and subsequent shorter recovery periods. In essence, horses fed Equi-Jewel will have greater stamina and endurance than horses fed corn oil.

Available Pack Sizes

20 kg bag

Features and Benefits

  • High in calories, without the fizz associated with high-grain diets.
  • Highly digestible and palatable.
  • Low in starch—ideal for horses intolerant to grain, those prone to tying-up, and those with behavioural issues.
  • The low feeding rate and high digestibility provides for an economical calorie supplement.
  • The benefit of rice bran for conditioning and muscle-building.
  • Stabilised and extruded to lock in the fat content, increase shelf life and prevent oxidation.
  • Contains essential fatty acids for healthy skin and a naturally shiny coat.
  • Contains added calcium to balance the high phosphorus level found naturally in rice bran and other commonly fed brans and pollards.
  • Supplies the powerful antioxidants, natural vitamin E and organic selenium.
  • Supported by extensive research with proven advantages over other fat sources.

Features and Benefits

  • High in calories, without the fizz associated with high-grain diets.
  • Highly digestible and palatable.
  • Low in starch—ideal for horses intolerant to grain, those prone to tying-up, and those with behavioural issues.
  • The low feeding rate and high digestibility provides for an economical calorie supplement.
  • The benefit of rice bran for conditioning and muscle-building.
  • Stabilised and extruded to lock in the fat content, increase shelf life and prevent oxidation.
  • Contains essential fatty acids for healthy skin and a naturally shiny coat.
  • Contains added calcium to balance the high phosphorus level found naturally in rice bran and other commonly fed brans and pollards.
  • Supplies the powerful antioxidants, natural vitamin E and organic selenium.
  • Supported by extensive research with proven advantages over other fat sources.

Feeding Directions

Equi-Jewel is suitable for all horses from 6 months of age requiring a highly digestible source of fat. Mix the required amount of Equi-Jewel with the regular daily ration. As with any changes in your horse’s diet ensure Equi-Jewel is added gradually over 5 to 10 days. Adjust the following feeding rates depending upon weight, condition and level of work.

 

Type of HorseWeight EstimationEqui-Jewel feeding rate per day
Performance Horse500 kg500 g up to 2 kg
Yearling, Broodmare, Senior or Resting350-500 kg250 g up to 1.5 kg
Weanling250 kg200 g up to 500 g

 

Nutritional Content

Nutritional ContentPer 1 kg
Crude Protein13%
Crude Fibre13%
Crude Fat18-20%
Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)18-19 MJ
Calcium (min)2.25%
Phosphorus (min)1.5%
Selenium*1 mg
Vitamin E*1000 IU

*Contains organic selenium and natural vitamin E.

 

Latest Ingredient Technology

New Equi-Jewel contains a rare source of marine-derived calcium, BMC™, to bolster gastric health and reduce the incidence of ulcers, as well as moderate the pH of the hindgut to prevent acidosis.

Learn More

KER Research Horse Percy

About the Horse on the Bag

Discrete Suitor is a Thoroughbred gelding who’s participated in our studies while in training for racing and eventing, recently contributing to research on muscle recovery after exercise.

Learn more about our research program

Where to Buy Equi-Jewel

Select your location to find Equi-Jewel or another KER-affiliated stabilised rice bran for horses near you.

Australia

EQUI-JEWEL is available nationwide via a network of quality stockists.

contact Kentucky Equine Research to find a stockist near you.

email: advice@ker.com

phone: 1800 772 198

Denmark

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Brogaarden ApS Tlf. 39 65 18 80 Kontakt

Hong Kong

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Hong Kong Jockey Club facilities, including Sha Tin and Happy Valley racecourses as well as Beas River Equestrian Centre

Ireland

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Bluegrass Horse Feeds and their stockist network, UK: 028 3754 8276, Rol: 048 3754 8276, info@bluegrasshorsefeed.com

Japan

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Lex Incorporated, 491-2 Mena, Shizunai, Hokkaido 056-0001, T. 0146 42 3600, sales@lex-ec.com

Miho : Ascot Corporation Ltd., 1870-8, Fusa, Mihomura, Inashikigun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, 300-0427, http://www.ascot-jp.com/

Ritto : Ichihara and Company Ltd., 2096, Kamitoyama, Ritto-City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, 520-3004, http://ichihara-net.jp/

Korea

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Jeil Feeds, 40-36 Daehwa-dong
Daeduk-ku, Daejeon, T. +82 (0)42 624 4101

C&C Horsenet, 448-1 Dangjung-dong, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do 435-833, T. +82 (0)31 458 0582, korea@horsenet.co.kr

New Zealand

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

NRM, T. 0800 800 380, customerservices@nrm.co.nz

Farmlands Co-operative, T. 0800 200 600, ask@farmlands.co.nz, Find your nearest Farmlands store

FeedBarn, 144 West Coast Road, Yaldhurst, 8042, T. 03 342 9245, feedbarn@farmlands.co.nz

Qatar

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Eurovets Animal Health, Umm Salal Mohammed, Zone-71, Street-750, Building No-17, Shop-5
Doha, US, T. +974 4411 0994, Rawad@qatar.net.qa

Singapore

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Mano Equestrian Services, T. +65-63634236, cmano@manoequestrian.com.sg

Spain

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Horse1, T. 91 612 65 02, consultas@horse1.es

Sweden

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Saracen Horse Feeds via Pia Prahl, Kamrergatan 10
247 70 Genarp, T. 040 48 07 58, M. 0705 72 90 98, info@saracen.se

United Arab Emirates

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

ZABEEL FEED – Exclusive source of ZF Equi-Jewel formula with KER BMC™
Dubai-Al Ain Road, Exit 37 – Margham, Near Camel Market, Next to Sanad Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tel : +971-4-337-9375 / +971-4-282-7491, Fax No. +971-4-337-9030

United Kingdom

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:

Saracen Horse Feeds, their UK stockists and through their international distributors, The Forstal, Beddow Way, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BT, T. (+44) 01622 718 487, info@saracenhorsefeeds.co.uk

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