• Guidolin Horses - Wafer Fioc

    Horse cubed hay

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Guidolin Wafer Fioc is a complete and balanced food for horses with constant nutritional and energy values. It is suitable for the proper functioning of an animal's gastrointestinal system. Wafer Fioc is a healthy natural horse feed product, combining high quality long fiber forage (the average length of cm 15-20) and flaked cereals. These tasty wafer for horses are manufactured using the latest technology that allows the structure of the long fibres to be retained. It comes as a compacted 4 x 4 cm “biscuit”, that crumbles easy. Wafer Fioc is highly digestible, due to the incorporation of flaked cereals. It is extremely healthy and beneficial nutritious product ideally suited to the digestive system of the horses.

The long fibres improves the gastrointestinal transit and the biscuit composition allows for longer chewing and salivation during ingestion.

The steam-cooked and subsequently laminated cereals preserve the fibres, the aroma and the extremely high biological value of the ingredients. The flaking process works on the chemical and physical organoleptic characteristics of the cereal, promoting an increase in digestibility and palatability of the ingredients, and includes complete sterilization together with the elimination of anti-nutritional factors. It also allows for gelatinization of starch, namely its transformation into dextrins and less complex sugars and the subsequent loss of crystalline structures, which further improves digestion.

A cubed feed available in 5 different formulas studied for competition horses, leisure horses, for foals and mares, for breeding horses, stallions, senior horses and ponies. Two of these formulations have the addition of mineral salts and vitamins for the needs that the animal may have. Wafer Fioc is also hay for allergic horses, since it is dedusted.

Benefits

Nutrition balance of a complete nourishment

Wafer Fioc is a complete and balanced food for horses. It is a 4x4cm “cube” of long-fibre forage (hay and alfalfa) containing heat-flaked cereals and legumes. The forage is rich in fibre, while cereals and legumes provide energy for work. Wafer Fioc is available in 5 different formulations suited to the needs of a horse, depending on its condition and the type of activity carried out.

Quality of ingredients

Strict quality control of forages and cereals. Only forages that meet our standards regarding fibre length, leafiness, aroma, colour, stem thickness and absence of mould are used. We only select cereals with human toxin levels and carry out continuous checks in receiving.

Highly digestible

Long-fibre hay, its aroma and flavour, as well as the wafer shape, promote prolonged chewing and intense salivation, which benefits the entire digestive process. The cereals contained in Wafer Fioc are thermo-flaked: the cereal grain becomes a flake and the starch it contains undergoes a transformation called “gelatinisation”, which makes the molecules simpler and therefore more digestible for the animal.

Homogeneity of mixture of the ingredients

Wafer Fioc has a constant composition 365 days a year, which is essential for a horse's intestine since continuous variations in nutrition could cause imbalances in the bacterial flora.

Easy to use

Simplicity of storage and administration. Reduction of stable management costs: optimisation of the work of personnel, equipment and feed storage areas.

Also for “delicate” horses

Also ideal for horses with respiratory problems and allergies to dust and hay. Dust–free cubes ensure an optimum respiratory condition of horses and allow intake feed control, with ease of handling and feeding. It is also suitable for horses that suffer from cramping.

Excellent sanitary guarantees, absence of dust and mould

Wafer Fioc is a dedusted hay cube that has been checked for the absence of mould and mycotoxins.

No by-product

No type of by-product, such as middlings, soy husks, bran or chaff, is used.

Without pellet

Wafer Fioc is not a pelleted food and, unlike hay pellets, it does not contain powders or flours.

Frequent questions

FAQs

Guidolin Wafer Fioc
Wafer Fioc comes as a compacted 4x4 cm cube, combining hay and alfalfa, flaked cereals and legumes. It’s a complete meal because it gives premium quality fibre from the forage. Cereals and legumes provide energy for work.

Wafer Fioc hay is more than 3.5 cm in size, so it can be defined as a long fibre hay. A long fibre hay generates the first digestion in the mouth, that is a very important process for the horse well-being, and improves the gastrointestinal transit. Moreover, you must aim to provide a lot of fibre which you only obtain with first cut hay harvested in May.
How to recognise quality hay? Mainly from the smell and colour of hay. It becomes very important for the hay not to have dark spots. They normally allow you to understand that it has some mold which is problematic for horses and consequently leads to some very serious pathologies.

Also cereals need to be of good quality. The choice of quality raw materials is essential. In Guidolin all raw materials are checked by chemical analysis to ensure the required quality standards. Guidolin cereals are subjected to a steam heat-flaking process at a temperature of about 120 degrees to eliminate any microorganisms. During this process the starch contained in cereals undergoes a transformation called “gelatinization”: the flaking process works on the chemical and physical organoleptic characteristics of the cereal, promoting an increase in digestibility and palatability of the ingredients.
Intestine is the second most important organ in horses and its good functionality benefits the whole body. Wafer Fioc is composed of long fibre hay which generates the first digestion in the mouth: long fibre, flavour and aroma cause salivation to soften the food thoroughly and then also lubricate the intestinal system, to end up having an assimilation of Wafer Fioc of even up to 97/98%.

First digestion in the mouth, assimilation of the product, well-being of horses. A balanced nutrition also supports muscles and is therefore essential for the athletic horse.

Wafer Fioc is a constant supply of nourishment for 365 days a year. Can this help the digestive process of the animal? It aids bacterial flora, because constant changes in horse feeding can also create intestinal dysbiosis. An alteration of the bacterial flora leads to intestinal dysfunction in horses which can cause fatigue, pathologies, but above all a bad assimilation of the feed they are fed with.
The current 5 formulations of Wafer Fioc have in common long-fibre hay as the basic component, with the addition of different quantities and varieties of cereals. Two of these products have the addition of mineral salts and vitamins for the needs that the animal may have. Each of these products is formulated to energize horses, but also to provide them with the elements they need due to conditions and activity. In any case, a “tailored” diet suited to the specific conditions and activity of the horse is recommended.
There are various ways to administer Wafer Fioc.

Full meal: A first way and also the one most recommend is that of a full meal. Just Wafer Fioc 1.5 kg per quintal of the horse’s weight. Split into 3 meals. This method is recommended even if the horse has pathologies like allergies, heaves or assimilation problems.

Replacement of the morning meal: It consists in giving 2 kg or 2.5 kg of Wafer Fioc in the morning, instead of the hay and cereals which should be provided. The main benefit from this administration is an initial contribution and lots of salivation to give its benefits throughout the day.

Integration: The third way involves administering 1 kg per quintal of the horse’s weight, split into 3 meals. We recommend adding 6/7 kg of hay in the evening.

Regardless of the mode chosen, Wafer Fioc should be fed dry, for the amount of saliva produced and to create the first digestion in the mouth. In case of dental disease it can be moistened, but this reduces the effect of saliva production.