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Mare Balancer Nuts

Concentrated source of vitamins and minerals

Suitable for pregnant mares in their last trimester of pregnancy, as well as lactating mares.

NRM Mare Balancer provides a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals to mares during pregnancy (especially during mid to late gestation) when demands by the unborn foal are at their greatest. Pregnant mares grazing on pasture need additional copper, zinc and selenium to meet needs and minimise the occurrence of developmental orthopaedic disease (DOD) in the foal. Mare Balancer is in the form of a nut allowing paddock feeding and nuts can simply be poured on to the grass.

Key Benefits and Features

  • For pregnant mares.
  • Concentrated source of key nutrients for optimum health of subsequent foal.
  • Ideal for ‘good doing mares’.
  • Ideal for mares grazing good quality pasture that do not require additional calories.
  • Contains natural vitamin E which has superior bioavailability compared to synthetic sources.
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Typical analysis (approximate on an as fed basis)

Crude Protein12%
Digestible Energy 10MJ/kg

Nutrient Composition per 1kg of NRM Mare Balancer (on an as fed basis)

Crude Protein120g
Vit A42,000IU
Vit E1,000IU
Vit D11,200IU
Vit K8mg
Vit B1 (Thiamine)55mg
Vit B2 (Riboflavin) 35mg
Vit B3 (Niacin)80mg
Vit B5 (Pantothenic acid)23mg
Vit B6 (Pyridoxine) 14mg
Vit B7 (Biotin)96mcg
Vit B9 (Folic acid)15mg

Feeding rates

Dry and early pregnant mare0.3kg
Pregnant mare0.5kg
Lactating mare0.5kg

Feeding Recommendation

The quantity of Mare Balancer required will depend on the horse’s current body condition and the quality and quantity of pasture. Always provide at least 1.5% of the horse’s bodyweight in good quality forage (pasture, hay, chaff) per day. Always allow free access to fresh, clean water. The nut can be fed loose on the ground or mixed with unfortified grain (based on 500kg bodyweight). If the mare requires additional calories to maintain body condition we recommend feeding NRM Evolve.

Ingredients selected from

Grain and grain co-products, vegetable protein meal, molasses, vegetable oil, minerals and salts, KER vitamin and mineral pre-mix, mould inhibitor, apple flavour.


Please ensure product is stored in a cool, dry and vermin free environment.

Caution: Do not feed to any animal species other than those stipulated on the label.

NRM and Kentucky Equine Research

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) works closely with an international network of horse feed manufacturers dedicated to the advancement of equine nutrition and exercise physiology to produce healthier, more athletic horses. Using advice from KER, NRM feeds are formulated to incorporate the very latest advances in equine nutrition. The combination of NRM’s long-standing role as a leader in the New Zealand feed industry and KER’s technical expertise in the field of equine nutrition makes NRM feeds some of the most scientifically advanced available in the local market.

NRM Stud and Breeding Horse Feed Range

A range of feeds providing essential ingredients for your horse’s well-being.

Developed in partnership with Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and proudly manufactured in New Zealand, NRM feeds are unique blends of nutrients and quality products to optimise the health and performance of your horse.

There is an NRM feed to match the diverse needs of horses through every stage or activity level of their life. It is important to carefully monitor energy levels to ensure that under or over feeding does not occur.