Friendly Feed Advice

Here at Dengie we understand that feeding your horse or pony can sometimes be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky! We're here to help you with articles and information from our nutrition experts to keep you up to date with the latest information.

You can click on the links on the left or use the drop down menu for further information and guidance on a range of feed related topics. Should you have a particular query or a more complicated feeding issue call our friendly Feedline on 0845 345 5115. Or why not use our new feature and chat on-line to one of our nutritionists? Click the link, top right on this page, to start your conversation!

Alternatively click here to fill out a form to send to our nutrition team, who will in return put together a personalised feeding plan for your horse or pony.

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  • Feed Management of Good Doer Horses with Gastric Ulcers

    Tracey Hammond,

    Leisure horses are not immune to gastric ulcers and on the Dengie Feedline we have regular enquiries regarding managing gastric ulcers in horses that manage their weight very easily. This in some ways can actually be more challenging to manage, especially if the horse also needs to lose weight!

  • Is Straw Suitable to Feed to Horses with EGUS?


    Not all horses and ponies with gastric ulcers struggle to maintain weight. For good doers or overweight individuals turnout 24/7 on well covered pasture and/or ad-lib forage to help manage ulcers could result in further weight gain which brings its own potential health issues. Straw is a very low calorie fibre source as it contains lignin which is indigestible.

  • How to Promote Weight Gain in Horses with Gastric Ulcers


    Weight loss can be a symptom of gastric ulcers and usually when the problem is resolved with veterinary intervention the weight will come back on. Here the Dengie Nutrition team share their top tips for feeding for weight gain.

  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)


    Are you concerned about your horse having ulcers? There are several factors that contribute to ulcers and being aware of these can help to reduce the risk in the future. Here the Dengie Nutrition team explain.

  • Off the Track

    Tracey Hammond,

    Traditional racehorse diets are high in starch and low in fibre, which has an impact on the health and efficiency of the digestive tract. Here the Dengie Nutrition team talk you through how to create the right nutrition plan for your ex-racer.

  • Conditioned to Win

    Tracey Hammond,

    One of the key concerns of performance horse owners when choosing a feeding regime is whether it will provide enough energy for the work being done. Dengie nutritionist, Tracey Hammond explains below how to condition score your horse to gauge the effectiveness of their feeding program.

  • Coping with Cushing's (PPID)


    Nothing says 'Cushing's' more than a tell-tale long, curly coat and recurring bouts of crippling laminitis. It's the most common hormonal disorder to affect older horses. Here are five simple steps that the nutrition team have complied to help ensure your Cushing's sufferer stays fit and healthy.

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