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META SAFE® is a grain-free ration balancer pellet containing a complete blend of nutrients. This concentrate is the most advanced, scientifically formulated, low sugar and starch product that will support horses on a restricted diet or those that suffer from metabolic disorders.

Formulated with less than 6.5% total NSCs and includes the added benefit of BONAFIDE®. The addition of BONAFIDE® bolsters vitamin K1 & K2 concentration in the diet and supports optimal bone density and strength. Vitamin K1 and K2 effect the function of osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in bone together. Without a sufficient supply of vitamin K in the diet, which is found most abundantly in green pastures, low density or defective bone and cartilage may be apparent.

META SAFE® is ideal for horses and ponies susceptible to obesity, or those that suffer from EMS, laminitis and PPID.


DE Mcal/lb


Crude Protein


Crude Fat


Crude Fiber


Max Starch


Sweet Lupin Hulls, Canola Meal, Rice Bran Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, DL- Methionine, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite, FolicAcid, Choline Chloride, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Prebiotic (Yeast Extracts) & Quinaquanone® a bio-available form of vitamin K1 and K2.

Nutrition Analysis

Per kg (As Fed)

Crude Protein12.5%
Crude Fat4%
Crude Fiber35%
Acid Detergent Fiber 43%
Neutral Detergent Fiber52%
Dietary Starch 1.5%
Sugars 5.0%
Non Structural Carbohydrates6.5%
Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates4.5%
Sodium 0.8%
Potassium 0.8%
Manganese470 ppm
Zinc560 ppm
Copper200 ppm
Iron450 ppm
Iodine4 ppm 
Selenium2.05 ppm
Vitamin A21,092 IU/lb
Quinaquanone®3.2 mg/lb
Vitamin D2,087 IU/lb 
Vitamin E500 IU/lb 
Vitamin K 14.3 mg/lb 
Vitamin B113.6 mg/lb
Vitamin B222.2 mg/lb
Niacin77.1 mg/lb
Pantothenic Acid29.5 mg/lb
Vitamin B67.3 mg/lb
Folic Acid 20.4 mg/lb
Biotin2 mg/lb
Prebiotic4,536 mg/lb
Feeding Rates

Feeding Guide**


Product Brochure
Small Feed, Maximum Result
Small Feed, Maximum Result
Low dose pellet from 0.5kg feed per day (Mature 500kg horse at maintenance)
Super Digestion
Super Digestion
Prebiotics aids in fiber, phosphorus and calcium digestion.
Cereal Grain Free
Cereal Grain Free
No fizz, no fuss formula safe for horses prone to grain intolerance.
Starch Safe
Starch Safe
High fiber, low starch formula ideal for horses prone to metabolic related issues.
Min & Vit Power
Min & Vit Power
Chelated Minerals are highly available and support healthy bones.
Hoof Booster
Hoof Booster
Biotin for rapid hoof development.

What's Inside



BONAFIDE® bolsters the vital vitamin K1 and K2 nutrients horses on restricted grazing lose access too, and protects bone density and strength. Vitamin K1 and K2 effect the function of osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in the bone together. Without sufficient access to Vitamin K1 and K2 low density or defective bone and cartilage can be produced.


Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.


Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers, veterinarians and scientists.

Natural Vitamin E

This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.

Bio-Available Selenium

Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.



HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets are formulated as a concentrate and contain quality essential amino acids for muscle building, along with balanced levels of critical macro and micro trace minerals for sound skeletal development and prebiotics for optimum gut health and immune system defences.

HYGAIN® META SAFE® horse pellets can be fed on its own when horses do not require additional feed or used to balance home mixed diets or top up premixed feeds when not used to recommended levels

Adjust feed intake according to pregnancy and lactation status, age, breed, growth rate, body condition, work load and pasture/hay availability and quality.

If horses are obese, laminitic or suffering from developmental orthopaedic disease remove feed from the diet and feed HYGAIN® META SAFE® with chaff and or hay. Seek professional advice.

  1. Introduce HYGAIN® META SAFE® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
  2. Feed by weight and not by volume.
  3. Feed a minimum of 1.5% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
  4. Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
  5. Ensure horses have access to clean water.
  6. Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist.
  7. For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN.

Frequently asked questions

Is Meta Safe® safe to feed my Cushings pony?

Yes, Meta Safe® contains very low starch levels that are ideal for horses suffering from EMS, Laminitis and Cushings. Alongside low starch/sugar roughage and feeding at the correct feeding rate of your horse/pony, Meta Safe® is a safe, fully fortified, feed option.  

Will Meta Safe® cause excess weight gain on my already fat pony?
Meta Safe® is a concentrated feed meaning you can feed less and still meet all of your horse's vitamin and mineral requirements, alongside their roughage. This makes Meta Safe® perfect for the good doing horse! 
If you find you have a VERY good doing horse, consider a vitamin and mineral supplement such as Allcare™ in place of a feed.
I have a poor doer, is Meta Safe® suitable for my horse?

Perhaps not. Meta Safe® is a concentrate option with a low feeding rate designed for the good doing horse. If you have a horse that is prone to laminitis or has any other metabolic conditions and is a poor doer, consider Zero® instead. 

Is Meta Safe® a fully fortified feed?

Yes! Meta Safe® is a fully fortified feed (complete feed) and will meet all of your horses vitamin and mineral requirements, when fed according to the guidelines,  alongside an approriate amount of roughage.

Do I need to add a supplement alongside Meta Safe®?
We do always recommend adding salt directly into your horse's diet. This ensures the horse is meeting their sodium and chloride requirements and encourages water consumption year round! 

You do not need to add a vitamin and mineral supplement as long as you are feeding according to the guidelines. Meta Safe® is a fully fortified feed. 

Other supplements may be beneficial depending on your horse's individual circumstance. If you are interested in adding a supplement into your horse's diet you can book a phone consultion with one of our Nutrition Advisors or submit your horse's diet to our diet analysis platform, NUTRIKEY. 
What is the difference between Meta Safe® and Zero®?

Meta Safe® is a concentrate feed wheras Zero® is considered a 'full feed'. This means they have different feeding rates. A concentrate feed has a low feeding rate which is designed to meet vitamin and mineral requirements of a horse in a small quantity. This makes Meta Safe® perfect for a good doer. 

What is the difference between Meta Safe® and Balanced®?
Meta Safe® and Balanced® are both concentrated options. Differences include:
Starch content: Meta Safe® contains a very low starch content of <1.5% whereas Balanced® is a low starch content at 5%. 
Bonafide: Meta Safe® contains Bonafide, our Vitamin K1/K2 supplement which supports bone density and bone development -Particularly important for horses and ponies that do not have access to lush, growing pasture. 
Protein content: Meta Safe® contains 12.5% protein whereas Balanced® contains 25% protein. This makes Balanced® a great option for a good doing high performance horse. 
What is the difference between Meta Safe® and Allcare™?

Meta Safe® is a concentrate feed whereas Allcare™ is a supplement. This means that Allcare™ has a very small feeding rate which does not provide the same level of protein as what Meta Safe® does with a higher feeding rate. Allcare™ also contains a mycotoxin binder, probiotic and an elevated level of biotin. 

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