Copra Meal is made from the white part of the coconut, which is dried, baked and ground. It is a totally natural product and is chemical and GMO free. It is produced by just one copra mill in Papua New Guinea and is of assured quality and routinely tested for Aflatoxins.
Copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content. Copra Meal is packed with ‘cool’ energy from coconut oil and fibre from coconut meal. Copra is suitable for most horses and can be fed to maintain a natural state of gut health and insulin sensitivity, ie normal insulin metabolism.
Copra has been fed as a quality product to horses for over 20 years
Provides high-density ‘cool’ energy from oil and digestible fibre (15 MJ DE/kg DM).
Contains <2% starch and may reduce the effect of hot or fizzy behaviour in horses
Contains < 11% Non Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) making it a low GI feed
Contains coconut oil, which is a saturated oil and is not prone to rancidity or oxidation
Rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which are absorbed directly into the portal blood and provide readily digestible energy. MCT are unlike most other oils (soy, corn, flaxseed) which are polyunsaturated, and are slowly digested.
MCT from coconut oil may have antimicrobial actions from the Lauric and Caprylic acid
MCT are thought to maintain a healthy gut
Provides a balanced supply of protein and energy
Highly palatable, even for picky eaters
May improve body, hoof and coat condition.
Reduces hay requirement
May avoid metabolic disorders (tying up, laminitis, colic, EMS)