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.
Do you need help with show riding and in-hand techniques? We spoke to Olympia champion Lizzie Briant to discover her top showing tips that can be applied to anyone looking forward to trying some showing this season, whether it’s ridden or in-hand.
The effect of diet on behaviour has been studied in many species - including humans and rats - but little work has been done to explore the link between diet and the normal behaviour of horses.
Breeders have heard that alfalfa is particularly beneficial for breeding and youngstock, but why does alfalfa deserve this reputation? The Dengie nutrition team explain in more detail the beneficial nutrients supplied by alfalfa.
The Dengie nutrition team advised Sarah Oppenheimer at Headmore Stud on the best diet to support growth for Headmore Valentina.
With temperatures forecast to be below zero and snow fall for areas of the country, ensuring your horse or pony is kept warm and going about your normal routine can be a challenge.
Providing fibre in a form that horses and ponies can manage to chew it ensures that they are still receiving all the vital nutrients to keep them healthy. Pelleted fibres that are fed soaked are particularly beneficial for veteran horses, aiding hydration in the performance horse and during winter months.
Dental issues aren’t just a problem for the older horse, they can also affect the ridden horse, from the riding club horse through to the performance horse.
As winter approaches and turnout time is limited, horses and ponies may spend more time stabled. Keeping them occupied can be a worry for many horse owners and providing snack balls can be a great way to help reduce boredom and provide a more natural ‘trickle’ feeding rate.
There is concern regarding a potential forage shortage this winter. Many ran out of forage before the end of last winter and a dry summer has seen the early use of hay and haylage harvested this year. So if you find yourself short of hay and haylage this winter then what’s the alternative?
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.
With so much feeding and management advice now available for owners of horses with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), Dengie commissioned a survey in 2018 to explore awareness and use of the key feeding and management strategies recommended.