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Embrace Winter Weight Loss

This summer the Dengie Nutrition Team have seen many horses that have gained weight year on year. Here we explain why winter is a great time to encourage weight loss along with information on lower calorie, high fibre feeds.

Feeding your horse for Winter weight gain

We discuss how to feed your horse for winter weight gain without him becoming more ‘fizzy’ and excitable.

Best Feed For Condition

We explain how you can feed your horse to maintain the perfect condition.

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.

Feeding Your Donkey

For donkeys that maintain weight with ease, feeds from the Dengie Hi-Fi range are most appropriate for feeding your donkey and can even be used to extend or replace hay/straw.

Summer Feeding Solutions – The Leisure Horse

In part two of our ‘Summer Feeding Solutions’ series our nutrition team look at feeding leisure horses and ponies that are prone to carrying a little extra weight in the summer months.

The Bodyweight And Condition Of Your Horse – Why Is It So Important?

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.

Guide to Weight Watching

The latest research published by the National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 2015 stated that, of the 15,000 horses included in the study, 23% were described as overweight – up from 16.9% the previous year. Being overweight predisposes horses to diseases such as laminitis, EMS and PPID (Cushing’s Disease).

16 Stress-Free Feeding Tips

Keep your horse happy and healthy through the winter with these tips from Dengie Nutritionist, Katie Williams

Feed For Older Horses & Ponies in Winter

Our horse feed nutrition experts discuss feeding the older horse or pony over the winter months, a time when they may need a little extra support.

Feeding Youngstock The Right Ration For Their Age

It is a long standing joke that only fools breed horses as it is rarely a profitable venture and is hugely demanding on your time and energy. However if you have taken the decision to breed from your mare or are buying a youngster for the future, getting their nutrition right may help to avoid some of the potential pitfalls that can occur.

Managing your fizzy horse

Fizzy behaviour in a horse can wear you out and be detrimental to your horse’s performance. We look at the factors that cause this and offer top tips for feeding fizzy horses.

Using oil for the safe conditioning of your horse

Oil is energy dense and makes an ideal addition to the feed of horses and ponies that need to put on weight.

Conditioning Fibre Feeds: Explained

Some horses do not maintain their body weight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them at the perfect weight. Our nutrition team explain the benefits and features of each of the Dengie conditioning fibres feeds that are based on alfalfa.