feeding and care of horses

Pavo Care4LifeA healthy mix with herbs to balance your horse

Pavo Care4Life

About Pavo Care4Life

Pavo Care4Life contains everything that we can think of from a feeding viewpoint to support your horse’s health. This special feed includes fibre-rich raw ingredients, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, pre- and probiotics, yeast, 11 different types of herbs* plus vitamins and chelated minerals. These ingredients play a role in the cleansing processes of the body and enable removal of waste products. As important as these ingredients are, it is also just as important as to what ingredients a feed does not contain! Care4Life does not contain any substances that might unnecessarily burden the horses system. For example, the combined sugar and starch content is only 9%. It does not contain any wheat, wheat by-products, molasses, gluten or oats.

Pavo Care4Life is a suitable healthy addition to the diet of all horses!

*The herb complex contains 11 different herbs, including Echinacea and Calendula. For more details about all of the herbs, please visit www.pavocare4life.net

Update December 2014: The soya-beans in the formulation have been replaced by soya-flakes. Nutritionally these products (beans or flakes) are the same, but horses prefer the flakes.

Important characteristics
  • Fully fortified with vitamins & minerals

  • With 11 different herbs

  • With prebiotics and probiotics

  • Does not containg cereals or molasses

  • With chelated mineral complexes

  • For good doers and horses which tend to be overweight

  • For a diet low in sugar and starch.

  • Suitable for horses with metabolic disorders such as EMS, Cushing's or laminitis

  • For recovery after illness or injury

  • Suitable for horses prone to exertional rhabdomyolysis (tying-up) and PSSM

Feeding advice
  • Average advice: 170 g per 100 kg bodyweight per day
  • Approximately 1 kg per day for an adult horse of 600 kg bodyweight

  • The required amount depends on grazing and work

  • Tip: For horses who like to eat to quickly, we advise to feed Care4Life as a mash or mixed with Pavo DailyPlus

  • One Pavo feed scoop contains 0.6 kg Pavo Care4Life

Product Specifications

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Lucerne (alfalfa)
Apple pulp
Toasted soybean flakes
Herbal nutrient combination
Sunflower seed hulls
Sun flower seed, extracted
Soybean oil
Peas Flakes
Carrot flakes
Chicory pulp
Pre-and Probiotics
Vitamin - minerals


Bags 15 kg
Bags 3 kg

Storage advise

Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Reclose after usage

Guaranteed analysis

Energy (EWpa) 0,80 Units/kg
Energy (DE) 11,5 MJ/kg
Energy (ME) 9,6 MJ/kg
Dig. crude protein 11 %
Crude protein 14 %
Crude fat 6,5 %
Crude fibre 24 %
Crude minerals 10 %
Sugar 4,7 %
Starch 4,7 %
Lysine 6 g
Methionine 1,9 g
Omega-3 12 g
Omega-6 20 g

Minerals and trace elements (per kg)

Calcium 1,3 %
Phosphorus 0,4 %
Sodium 1 %
Potassium 1,4 %
Magnesium 0,6 %
Copper 80 mg
Iron 150 mg
Zinc 250 mg
Manganese 150 mg
Selenium 0,9 mg
Iodine 1,5 mg
Cobalt 1,0 mg

Chelated minerals
Organic form of Selenium

Shelf life

Bags 6 mth

Vitamin levels (per kg)

Vitamin A 32.000 IE
Vitamin D3 3.600 IE
Vitamin E 600 IE
Vitamin B1 50 mg
Vitamin B2 40 mg
Vitamin B6 20 mg
Vitamin B12 500 mcg
Vitamin C 500 mg
Choline 500 mg
D-Biotin 500 mcg
Folic acid 15 mg
Vitamin K3 6 mg

Feeding advice kg/day

Bodyweight adult horse 200 kg 400 kg 600 kg
  kg / day kg / day kg / day
As a complete feed 0,3 kg 0,7 kg 1,0 kg


Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Pavo Care4Life and a muesli?

Pavo Care4Life is not a muesli as it does not contain of any whole cereal grains or grain products. The herbal mixture is rich in structural fibre with vitamins and minerals. Further apple, soya beans, alfalfa, carrot and pea flakes plus pellets made of extruded linseed are also part of the mixture. The combination of these ingredients create a nutritional and tasty fibre-rich mix.

Why does Pavo Care4Life not contain any grains?

Pavo Care4Life does not contain of any whole cereal grains or grain derived products making it highly suitable for horses sensitive to gluten (found in wheat, rye, barley and spelt). The added pre- and probiotics help support the digestive system of sensitive horses.

How should horse feeds be stored?

All horse feeds should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. Close the bag after each use.

Do any Pavo products contain substances relevant to doping?

PAVO producten can be safetly used when you compete at FEI sanctioned competitions. For detailed information check our pages regarding product quality.

Due to different national doping requirements, please be aware of specific regulations regarding your home country.

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