Information and guidance on a range of feed and horse nutrition related topics
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With so many feeds to choose from and lots of equine nutrition issues to think about, such as laminitis and gastric ulcers choosing the right feed for your horse can seem a little daunting at times. The equine nutrition team at Dengie are highly qualified and, just as importantly, highly experienced nutritionists and are available to share their knowledge with you. Our philosophy is always to do the best for your horse and we recommend the most appropriate horse feeds and products, whoever makes them. We consider the whole diet and provide guidance on grazing, forage and general management and we’re happy to compare and contrast feeds and supplements for you so you can make an informed choice about what to feed. If you want to find out a bit more about our expert horse nutrition team then please click here to visit our Meet the Team pages.
There are various ways you can contact our equine nutritionists.
For a comprehensive and personalised feeding plan for your horse or pony please complete our Feed Advice form. The more information you can provide the more accurate and detailed our recommendations will be. We aim to reply within 5 working days of receiving your information.
Alternatively, you can call the Dengie Feedline team on 01621 841188 or if you prefer you can chat live to a member of our horse nutrition team online.
Itching, stamping and rubbing are all common symptoms which are caused by the irritation of the feather mites feeding and crawling on the horse's skin. Learn more about their link to mallanders and sallanders in horses.
Many horses like a munch on the hedgerow. Our article looks at the suitable hedgerow herbs and plants for horses to help you replicate this diversity for the stabled horse in the form of a hedgerow haynet. Find out more here.
Managing a horse’s grass intake is fundamental to managing their weight and therefore laminitis risk but it isn’t always easy to do. In our latest blog, our nutrition team explore all of the options available and answer FAQ's such as Why muzzle a horse and How long can a horse wear a grazing muzzle.
Hot weather combined with the physiological stress of travelling and competing can increase the risk of dehydration in horses which is likely to compromise performance and recovery.
Feeding an alfalfa based fibre feed to your horse has several benefits as it provides essential nutrients with a low starch and sugar content.
Five-star event rider Alex Bragg discusses how he prepares his horses for a big event and what he’ll be doing in the final run up to Badminton Horse Trials 2022.
Simply read through the article and answer the following questions to be in with a chance of winning £30 of Dengie Feed Vouchers.
You should be topping up your horse’s ration with vitamin and mineral supplements. Learn the different between fortified feed, licks and supplements here at Dengie
The main aim is to use feeds that are easy to chew, highly digestible and palatable to the horse. Ideally, a diet high in energy and protein should be supplied to try and restore the weight and condition that is inevitably lost.
Dengie supported rider Anna Miller often gets asked what she would look for in a para dressage horse for her clients and if there are any attributes that are particularly important. In our latest article Anna explains how the type of horse can really depend on the individual rider's different abilities and disabilities.
Taking your racehorse out of training requires a drastic change in diet, which can be a tricky process. Learn the best way feed your ex-racehorse here.
A common question to the Dengie feedline is how much hay will a horse eat. There are so many factors have an impact on how much a horse eats, such as age and breed of the horse, as well as the type of feed being offered. The following are some of the most important factors to consider when feeding your horse.