Information and guidance on a range of feed related topics
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.
Should you have a particular query or a more complicated feeding issue call our friendly Feedline on 01621 841188. Or why not chat on-line to one of our nutritionists? 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.
Forage provides at least half of your horse’s diet, so it’s a good idea to know the facts –and fiction- about forage.
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.
Although most horse owners appreciate that overweight horses and ponies have an increased risk of laminitis, many find it difficult to manage their horse's diet effectively.
We explain protein in your horse's diet and how alfalfa is one of the most commonly used sources of protein in horse feeds.
Our horse nutrition experts provide advice for feeding horses with allergy or intolerance.
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.
The need to confine a horse to the stable for recovery or repair usually occurs with very little notive and needs to take immediate effect. This has many repercussions for the horse's health and welfare and the following factors need to be considered when box rest is required.
Growth disorders in horses are caused by many factors, one of which is poor nutrition. We share some insights as to why it occurs and how to avoid it.
Feeding your horse can seem like a minefield, but one mantra that every horse owner should start with is “feed according to your horse's bodyweight and workload” but how do you know how hard you are working your horse?
PPID which was historically known as Cushing’s Disease is a degenerative endocrine disorder that disrupts the control of hormones produced in the pituitary gland, that commonly affects older horses and ponies.
Colic in horses and how to manage the risks with diet control and how to react when you think your horse is suffering from colic.
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.