understanding is key
We strongly believe in the strength of combinations. For its feed and supplement ranges, Cavalor never launches products that are made up of only one single active ingredient. This is no different for the care line. For every formula we set out to find that one perfect combination of several ingredients, each with their own unique and specific properties which, together, form a successful final product.
Cavalor Ice Clay is a wonderful example of this synergism. Clay has a set of strong characteristics that are naturally present, making it ideal for the recovery process after heavy workouts. By adding essential oils, Cavalor Ice Clay then also optimally rids the body of toxins such as lactic acid.
YOU’RE WORTH IT... AND SO IS YOUR HORSE
Care products are more than just spoiling. Think of the spray against sweet itch or an ointment against mud fever. They can really make the difference and prevent or cure unwanted ailments.
PH-NEUTRAL, WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Anything that contains water, including the skin, has a certain acidity or pH value. The lower this pH, the more free H+ ions, so the more acidic. The higher the pH, the more basic. Contrary to the human skin, which has a natural acidity of between 4.0 and 5.5, the horse’s skin has an optimal pH of around 7.0 – 7.4. This is similar to a dog’s skin, which has a pH that fluctuates between 6.5 and 7.5, making it more basic.
The outer layer of the skin, which determines the pH, constitutes an important part of the horse’s defence mechanism. It protects from heat and cold but also from bacteria and other harmful intruders. It is therefore important not to unbalance the horse’s normal pH which is neutral for a horse, to prevent infections.
Products with a low pH, such as human shampoo, have a hydrophilic nature. They attract moisture and dehydrate the horse’s skin, resulting in a dry, flaky skin. Bleach and powerful degreasers have a high pH – because of their hydrophobic nature they will absorb the natural tallow, making the coat dull and the skin dry, sensitive and susceptible to infections.
We’re committed to good health inside and out. Our products – nutrition, supplements and care products – reflect what your horse needs in every sporting achievement, stage of life or special need. Because horses that are happy and healthy are our most valuable asset.