Driven by decades of experience and know-how, all
our feed is formulated with raw materials that are
processed internally using a special extrusion
technology (Cortal Extrusion Technology).
This technology combines heat, pressure and time that causes an instantaneous rise of the product’s temperature (heat flash), followed by a fast cooling phase to prevent denaturation.
This makes our products:
- more digestible
- more assimilable
- more healty
- more efficient
How extrusion improves our feed
STARCH DIGESTABILIY >90%
Cereals treated with Cortal Extrusion Technology have a more digestible starch level than those treated with other technologies in the market. At the intestinal level, the risk of colic and gastritis decreases and the diet efficiency can be increased even in excitable horses.
DIGESTIBILITY NDF >76%
Adding Cortal extruded feed to the horses’ diet improves the functionality of the intestinal system and its ability to digest the NDF, i.e. the fiber composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and cutin, which naturally increases the digestibility of the whole diet.
NATURALLY SANITIZED AND DIGESTIBLE FEED
Cortal Extrusion Technology reduces the charge of microorganisms present in raw materials (bacteria, mold, yeast), eliminates pathogens (Enterobacteriaceae) and sanitizes the feed without using chemicals. It also allows specific temperatures to destroy all anti-nutritional factors (i.e. linamarin in linen, urease in soybeans, etc.) and further greater digestibility of feed.
QUALITY PRESERVED OVER TIME
The thermal process disables fat oxidation (lipase) and hydrolysis of proteins (protease), which increases the product shelf life without resorting to artificial preservatives, thus maintaining the horse well-being.
Why choosing Cortal extruded horse feed
- They are more digestible and assimilable compared to the other horse feed in the market
- They help reducing desirable phenomena such as acidosis, colics, laminits
- They increase horse’s performances
- They guarantee a specialized nutritional assistance
- They are 100% made in Italy
- They aim to increase the horse well being