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!

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Showing articles for category 'Seniors & PPID' .

  • Hay Replacers for Veterans


    When horses are stabled hay and haylage are often their main fibre source. The long length of these forages can sometimes cause a veteran horse problems as their teeth become less efficient.

  • Have a Healthy Autumn

    Tracey Hammond,

    Although laminitis is potentially a problem at any time of year, autumn often sees a seasonal spike in the incidence rates and so extra vigilance is required. If your horse is prone to laminitis, there are two main pieces of advice that are given – maintain your horse at a healthy weight and restrict his intake of sugar and starch.

  • 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.

  • Feeding the Laminitis Prone Veteran horse

    Improved knowledge, veterinary care and nutrition mean that many horses and ponies are living well into their old age and have specialised dietary requirements. However, for certain veteran horses and ponies, especially those that maintain weight with ease or that are prone to laminitis, a specialised diet needs to be considered.

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