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We discuss how to feed your horse for winter weight gain without him becoming more ‘fizzy’ and excitable.
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.
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.
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.
We explain how you can feed your horse to maintain the perfect condition.
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.
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.
Keep your horse happy and healthy through the winter with these tips from Dengie Nutritionist, Katie Williams
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).
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.
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.
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.
Oil is energy dense and makes an ideal addition to the feed of horses and ponies that need to put on weight.
Achieving weight loss is certainly not easy and, with horses and ponies, there are a number of additional factors that make it particularly challenging.
Getting a horse or pony that has had laminitis back into work can be a long battle but once your vet has given you the go ahead it is important to increase the amount of work slowly. As your horse’s workload has increased it doesn’t automatically mean that a higher energy ration is required. Feeding more energy than your horse needs for the work being done will result in weight gain and this is one of the biggest risk for laminitis.