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.
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.
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.
|Horse or pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Healthy Tummy (kg/day)*||Stubbs Scoops (per day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Welsh Pony, Exmoor)||9–13||200||1||2|
|Large Pony (eg: Fell)||13.1–14.2||300||1.5||3|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab)||14.3–15.2||400||2||4|
|Medium Horse (eg: Thoroughbred)||15.3–16.2||500||2.5||5|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||Over 16.2||600||3||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.
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
|Naturally Occurring Sugar||4.5|
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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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