In the UK soils can be low, or lacking in, certain minerals such as selenium, copper and zinc. As a result the grazing and forage that grows on them tend to be low in these nutrients, too. To ensure your horse or pony receives a balanced diet we recommend that you always supplement your horse’s diet to counteract these deficiencies whether you are feeding a straight feed, such as our Alfa-A or Hi-Fi range or if you are feeding less than the recommended amount of a fortified feed.
At Dengie we offer a range of products that can supply vitamins and minerals. The different formats available include powder supplements, pelleted balancers or block licks. Which one you choose will depend on your horse’s requirements, palatability and your preference.
Dengie’s Balancers have been formulated to complement all of the Dengie fibre feeds. They are free from molasses and so are naturally very low in sugar and starch. The inclusion of linseed in the Dengie Balancers means they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which, combined with a high specification of vitamins and minerals, create exceptional coat shine and condition.
Dengie’s range of powder vitamin and mineral supplements provide the essential nutrients required to support horses and ponies in different levels of work. They provide a concentrated and cost-effective way to create a balanced diet when fed alongside straight horse feeds.
Horse licks are a great way to offer free access to essential vitamins and minerals to horses and ponies. Easy to use and economical they are a great alternative to conventional supplementary feeds. The Dengie Licks are ideal for a variety of types of horses and ponies including breeding stock at grass, those on box rest and even those who need little or no feed to maintain their weight. However, as our Stable and Field Lick both contain molasses, we wouldn’t recommend them for horses or ponies that are prone to laminitis or have been diagnosed with PPID (Cushing’s Disease).