Science Sunday: proteins as building blocks for the equine body

Proteins are the building blocks for the equine body, something that you probably already know. But how does this process work, exactly? What are proteins, and why are they so important for muscle building and muscle recovery? In this Science Sunday, we take a closer look at the topic of proteins. Just what is a […]

The connection between sport and nutrition

Physical activity is important when it comes to optimum fitness. But good nutrition and rest are just as important. Without these, an athlete’s body can suffer from overwork. Sport and rest are inextricably linked. Did you know that you can optimise the effects of your training considerably with the right feed? Sport physiologist Wim van […]

Is your horse getting enough vitamins and minerals?

The foundation of every horse’s feed ration is forage. Forage is not just a source of fiber – it also provides enough energy so that no additional concentrate feed is needed. More and more horse owners are reducing the quantity of concentrate feeds they feed their horses and relying on forage to deliver an adequate […]

What’s the difference between Cavalor Tradition Mix and Cavalor Strucomix Original?

Every horse is different. Each horse has different needs. Your horse’s nutritional needs depend on its breed, weight and age in combination with the amount of exercise it gets. And your horse may also have additional special dietary needs for which you’ll want to adjust its feeding. In this blog post we discuss Cavalor Tradition […]

The importance of balancers

Day in, day out, there are many different processes at work in the body. Red blood cells are being produced, cartilage is being transformed into bone tissue, new skin cells are being made, muscles are becoming stronger. The body therefore needs nutrients to help all these processes run smoothly. These are extracted from food and […]

How can I keep my PPID (Cushing’s) horse at a healthy weight?

Our Cavalor Consumer Line receives many questions about feed every day. The following question often arises: “My horse has Cushing’s disease (or PPID), so he’s extra sensitive to sugars. Nevertheless, he loses weight quickly. What can I feed my horse to keep him in good condition?” In this blog post, our nutritionists share their advice. […]

What you should know about horses and sugar

All horses need sugar for general good health and performance. Sugar delivers energy that the muscles need to work properly. No sugar, no performance. For healthy horses, normal quantities of sugar present no problem. However, too much sugar is not good for anyone. Balance is key. In this blog article we’ll discuss this topic in […]

Science Sunday: Vezels als bron van koolhydraten

Vezels zijn hét hoofdingrediënt van ieder paardenrantsoen. Dat weten we allemaal, toch? Je weet dat vezels een cruciale rol spelen in de spijsvertering bij paarden, maar wat weet je eigenlijk over vezels als bron van koolhydraten (energie)? In deze Science Sunday leggen we je uit wat vezels en koolhydraten precies zijn, waarom een paard ze […]

Start to Cavalor – everything you want to know about Cavalor feeds

Good health starts from the inside. Your horse’s health rests on a diet tailored to his needs. Cavalor’s focus is on good health, inside and out. Our products – feeds, supplements and care products – reflect a horse’s needs for every sport, life stage or special requirement. In this article, we will take you through […]

The immune system: everything you need to know

The body’s immune system is what protects it from germs, viruses, and bacteria. The stronger the immune system, the less likely the horse will fall ill. It’s also responsible for recovery after physical exertion. Although the immune system is invisible, it plays an important role in the horse’s well-being. The immune system is constantly working […]