Healthy Tummy Fibre Feed

Healthy Tummy

A nutritionally balanced, high-calorie fibre feed containing the latest ingredients known to promote gut health including alfalfa.

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Key Features

A nutritionally balanced, medium-calorie fibre feed containing the latest ingredients known to promote gut health including alfalfa.

Taking the latest ingredients known to promote gut health, including alfalfa grown in our own fields, Healthy Tummy is the ideal way to keep your horse healthy and happy.

At a semiar hosted by Dengie earlier this year, leading veterinary expert Professor Celia Marr from the world famous Rossdales Equine Hospital Diagnostic Centre in Newmarket, gave an update on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).

Recent research suggests that once horses begin training their likelihood of developing gastric ulcers increases. 17-58% of competition and show horses in competitive work have ulcers and the most surprising results were that pleasure horses – 37-59% suffer from EGUS. While there are many possible causes, high concentrate diets and intense exercise have been identified as the trigger in many equines.

Feeding more fibre and reducing reliance on cereal based feeds can be beneficial and advice is that starch intake should be less than 2g per KG of bodyweight per day to reduce the risk of ulcers.

The new BETA approval mark for equines prone to EGUS created in conjunction with the VMD and launched earlier this year has been created to help owners identify feeds that are suitable for horses and ponies prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.

Visit our feed advice pages for additional feeding advice for horses and ponies prone to EGUS.

Key Benefits

  • Provides 11.5MJ/kg of Digestible Energy, which is comparable to a medium energy mix or cube
  • Made from pure alfalfa which is naturally low in sugar and starch and is proven to be a natural buffer to maintain correct acidity levels in the digestive tract
  • Contains ADM Protexin In-Feed Formula, which supplies prebiotics and yeast to maintain gut health.
  • A high specification of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins plus additional magnesium and calcium are included to help maintain optimal digestive health
  • Contains a unique blend of herbs including oregano, cinnamon, ginger and thyme which are believed to be powerful antioxidants
  • A light oil coating has been included for slow release energy and coat shine
  • Free from molasses and preservatives

Ingredients & Nutritional Information

Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’

Digestible Energy 11.5MJ/kg
Protein 14
Oil 8.5
Ash (Mineral) 9.5
Fibre 27
Copper 12mg/kg
Selenium 0.25mg/kg
Zinc 64mg/kg
Biotin 6mg/kg
Naturally Occurring Sugar 4.5
Starch 2
Healthy Tummy Product

Ingredients

Alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, rape seed oil, vitamin and mineral premix, ADM protexin in-feed formula, yeast and prebiotics, herbs

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

Healthy Tummy comes in a 15kg 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

Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*

1

Stubbs Scoops (per day)

2

Large Pony (eg: Fell)

Size Guide (hh)

13.1–14.2

Approx Weight (kg)

300

Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*

1.5

Stubbs Scoops (per day)

3

Small Horse (eg: Arab)

Size Guide (hh)

14.3–15.2

Approx Weight (kg)

400

Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*

2

Stubbs Scoops (per day)

4

Medium Horse (eg: Thoroughbred)

Size Guide (hh)

15.3–16.2

Approx Weight (kg)

500

Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*

2.5

Stubbs Scoops (per day)

5

Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)

Size Guide (hh)

Over 16.2

Approx Weight (kg)

600

Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*

3

Stubbs Scoops (per day)

6

The feeding rate for Healthy Tummy is 500g per 100kg of bodyweight when using as a complete feed.
*If using as the sole feed alongside forage.

How to feed Healthy Tummy

For horses at rest or in light work:

Healthy Tummy is a nutritionally balanced feed containing all the vitamins and minerals your horse or pony needs. There is no need to add any mix, cubes or supplements as long as you are feeding the recommended levels.

For horses in moderate and hard work:

Feeding a high fibre diet is essential should your horse be suffering or have had ulcers in the past. Healthy Tummy can be fed alongside Dengie Alfa-Beet to increase energy intake to meet the requirements of harder work. Healthy Tummy can also be fed alongside mixes and cubes to help counteract the effects of using cereal based feeds.

Case Studies

A healthy tummy = a healthy and happy horse

Conner was suffering with faecal water issues that were particularly bad after being on fresh grass or if he was stabled. Gemma also believed that Conner had ulcers from the stressful upbringing he had before she bought him. It was suggested that Gemma tried Conner on Dengie Healthy Tummy which she says made a huge difference.
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Prada is a completely different horse – a happy one at that

Caitlin O’Kane shares with us her horse’s story and transformation – from being diagnosed with grade 4 ulcers to a happy, healthy horse.
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I wouldn’t feed anything else

Healthy Tummy provides everything Lewi needs to support his recovery from ulcers. He has never looked so well – I wouldn’t feed anything else!
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Healthy Tummy Powers Polo Ponies

Katie O’Driscoll from Ireland contacted the Dengie team to let us know the difference that Healthy Tummy has made to her polo ponies.
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Promoting Digestive Health & Condition

When Kim brought Roxy she suspected gastric ulcers and when looking at different feeds to promote digestive health and condition she decided on Healthy Tummy. Now all her horses are fed Healthy Tummy!
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