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Healthy Hooves Fibre Feed

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

A nutritionally-balanced, low-sugar and starch feed for promoting healthy hooves. Ideal for those prone to laminitis.

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£13.99+ £4.98 delivery

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Key Features

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a nutritionally-balanced, low-sugar and starch feed for promoting healthy hooves. Ideal for those prone to laminitis.

  • A blend of soft oat straw with chopped and pelleted nutrient-rich alfalfa
  • Contains no added sugar (2.5%) and low in starch (1.5%)
  • Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is low in calories, providing 8.5MJ/kg of Digestible Energy
  • A light rapeseed oil coating provides slow-release energy and coat shine
  • Includes garlic to tempt fussy horses and ponies
  • Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is packed with B vitamins including biotin at levels that research has shown to improve hoof quality
  • Ideal for horses in light work, good do-ers and laminitis prone horses
  • When fed at the recommend rate (500g per 100kg bodyweight) Healthy Hooves Molasses Free will provide your horse with a balanced diet

Proven nutrients for healthy hooves

Several studies have been conducted into how much biotin a horse requires. A study published in the Equine Vet Journal (1992), found that greater growth rates and hardness of hooves was achieved at a daily feeding rate of 15mg of biotin than at 7.5mg in horses’ diets. The level of biotin included in Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free has been formulated accordingly and thus when fed at the recommended rates will provide a 500kg horse with 15mg of biotin per day.

Research published in the Vet Record (1987) demonstrated that alfalfa increases the quality and quantity of horn growth which was attributed to the highly available calcium and essential amino acids found naturally in alfalfa.

Ingredients & Nutritional Information

Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’

Digestible Energy 8.5MJ/kg
Protein 9
Oil 5
Ash Mineral 9.5
Fibre 27
Copper 12mg/kg
Selenium 0.25mg/kg
Zinc 64mg/kg
Biotin 6mg/kg
Naturally Occurring Sugar 2.5
Starch 1.5
Healthy Hooves Molasses Free Product

Ingredients

Oat straw, alfalfa pellets, dried alfalfa, rape seed oil, garlic, vitamin and mineral premix.

The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free comes in a 20kg bale

Feeding Guidelines

How much to feed?

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Small Pony (eg: Welsh Pony, Exmoor)

Size Guide (hh)

9 – 13

Approx Weight (kg)

200

Bucket Feed per Day

1kg or 2 scoops

Large Pony (eg: Fell)

Size Guide (hh)

13.1 – 14.2

Approx Weight (kg)

300

Bucket Feed per Day

1.5kg or 3 scoops

Small Horse (eg: Arab)

Size Guide (hh)

14.3 – 15.2

Approx Weight (kg)

400

Bucket Feed per Day

2kg or 4 scoops

Medium Horse (eg: Thoroughbred)

Size Guide (hh)

15.3 – 16.2

Approx Weight (kg)

500

Bucket Feed per Day

2.5kg or 5 scoops

Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)

Size Guide (hh)

Over 16.3

Approx Weight (kg)

600

Bucket Feed per Day

3kg or 6 scoops

Feed 500g of Healthy Hooves Molasses Free per 100kg of your horse's bodyweight. Fibre weighs very little compared to mixes or cubes. It is important to weigh your scoop to ensure that you are feeding the correct amount. A large Stubbs scoop holds approximately 500grams.

Top tips for managing horse and ponies prone to Laminitis

  • Soaking hay reduces the sugar content
  • Use small holed nets to make hay last longer
  • Use low calorie fibre feeds such as Hi-Fi Lite alongside hay to provide more variety in your horse or pony’s ration
  • Use late cut hay that is stalky as it will have a lower calorie content
  • Use a grazing muzzle – research has shown it can reduce grass intake by around 75%
  • Increase exercise – even if it doesn’t promote weight loss it helps to reduce the risk of insulin resistance which is a contributing factor to laminitis
  • Avoid cereal mixes or cubes – only half a scoop of low energy mix provides enough energy for 20 minutes schooling
  • For more information on managing horses and ponies prone to laminitis see Feeding Horses or Ponies prone to laminitis and our Laminitis Guide

Working out the best feed for a horse or pony that is prone to Laminitis can be very worrying and stressful, but our team of highly experienced and qualified nutritionists are here to help. Call the Dengie Feedline on 0845 345 5115 or email feeds@dengie.com

Click here to read more about assessing your horse’s workload.

How To get The Most Out Of Feeding Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is designed to be fed as the sole bucket feed alongside your horse’s normal hay/haylage ration. It is important that it is fed at the recommended quantities in order to provide the levels of nutrients your horse or pony requires; feeding less may affect condition and performance. If using less than recommended quantities, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement should be used alongside. Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is intended for horses and ponies at rest or in light work if fed as the sole bucket feed.

Case Studies

Paddy’s Weight Loss Success Story

When Lauren brought Paddy, he weighed more than the weigh tape would allow her to measure – around 710kg on the weighbridge.
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Jake loses 99kg!

Emma Williams got in touch to arrange a diet clinic after her horse, Jake, was diagnosed with EMS. “I keep him on a cattle farm” explained Emma, “where the grazing is fantastic but not ideal for a 15hh Connemara who’s a good-doer! He gradually piled on the pounds and before I knew it he was very round!”
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Harry’s Weight Loss Success

Unfortunately it is true that you can have too much of a good thing. 10-year-old Irish Draught Highgrove Harry (aka Harry) piled on the pounds when the grazing at his yard was just too good to resist. Owner, Donna King arranged for her vet to visit who diagnosed laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) plus a review of his diet and day-to-day management.
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Customer Reviews

Reviews

  1. Sophie McNiven

    This is honestly the best chaff!! My horse is borderline EMS and this chaff makes sure he gets all the nutrition he needs whilst also being very low in sugar. He is 17 and still out competing. Thank you Dengie.

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