Mare & Youngstock™ balancer provides nutrients tailored to the increased requirements of mares in their last trimester, lactating mares and weaned youngstock up to 18 months of age. In many cases there are distinct advantages to feeding a nutrient dense supplement rather than traditional stud feeds, the most obvious being helping good doers to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, which can help to ensure a healthy birth and avoid excessive joint strain in mares and foals. In addition to providing 25 essential vitamins and minerals in correct serving sizes for breeding stock, this supplement also supplies the first limiting amino acid Lysine, and quality protein in the form of Soya meal. The probiotic live yeast Yea-Sacc® is also included which is beneficial for young horses who often need support to build up a healthy population of microflora in the hindgut, as well as helping to ensure efficient digestion in mares. Mint and Peppermint powder are added as digestive tract soothers, and also to help stimulate appetite, which is especially useful when mares are heavy in foal. Rosehips provide joint support and antioxidants that help to neutralise free radicals.