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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 click here to 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 contact the Dengie Feedline team on 01621 841188 or if you prefer you can chat live to a member of our horse nutrition team online.
Enquiries to the Dengie feedline about Equine Faecal Water Syndrome (EFSW) are increasing but very little is known about this interesting phenomenon.
Symptoms including itchiness, over-excitable or irritable behaviour and loose droppings are often described as allergies by horse owners and are attributed to various different ingredients including molasses and alfalfa. But can horses have allergies? Are they truly allergic reactions and if so, how do we best manage them?
With a wide range of mashes available on the market including bran mashes and high fibre mash for horses, we’re giving you an insight into all you need to know. Read more.
In the UK, feeding straw to horses as the sole forage source is rarely done. However, straw can be a really useful feed ingredient particularly for diluting more nutritious fibre sources so the combination can be used to maximise chew time for good doers.
If you often feel that you’ve been working harder than your horse, you may be thinking that a change of diet could solve all of your problems; but can feeding help to improve your horse’s energy levels?
Rising temperatures, strenuous work and the physiological stress of travelling and competing can cause an electrolyte imbalance in horses as they sweat more which is the main way electrolytes are lost from the body.
Dehydration not only affects your horse's performance, but it can also have serious implications for their health and potentially be life-threatening. Learn about the causes and signs of dehydration and how you can help to prevent dehydration.
Selecting the right feed for horses with ulcers that are good do-ers can be tricky. What's the priority with these individuals - managing the ulcers or promoting weight loss? Find out more.
How much do you know about starch in horse feed? This article explores what starch is, why we feed it to horses and why we need to be careful. Find out more.
Conserved forage, also known as hay and haylage, is the cornerstone of a laminitis-prone horse’s diet. But which forage should you feed? Find out more.
Keeping chickens as pets has grown in popularity, with a rise in chicken ownership over the last few months in particular. Here are some helpful management tips for new chicken owners or those thinking of getting and keeping chickens.