Our horse feed nutrition experts discuss feeding the older horse or pony over the winter months, a time when they may need a little extra support.
Although most horse owners appreciate that overweight horses and ponies have an increased risk of laminitis, many find it difficult to manage their horse's diet effectively.
We explain protein in your horse's diet and how alfalfa is one of the most commonly used sources of protein in horse feeds.
Our horse nutrition experts provide advice for feeding horses with allergy or intolerance.
The main aim is to use feeds that are easy to chew, highly digestible and palatable to the horse. Ideally, a diet high in energy and protein should be supplied to try and restore the weight and condition that is inevitably lost.
The need to confine a horse to the stable for recovery or repair usually occurs with very little notive and needs to take immediate effect. This has many repercussions for the horse's health and welfare and the following factors need to be considered when box rest is required.
Growth disorders in horses are caused by many factors, one of which is poor nutrition. We share some insights as to why it occurs and how to avoid it.
Where has the summer gone? It has flown by and now I’m back at school! It was a great summer though and I have had a good time with all the ponies.
Feeding your horse can seem like a minefield, but one mantra that every horse owner should start with is “feed according to your horse's bodyweight and workload” but how do you know how hard you are working your horse?
Tanya Buckingham is out of action whilst she recovers from a virus and the horse's diets are checked by Dengie Performance Horse Nutritionist Claire Akers.
PPID which was historically known as Cushing’s Disease is a degenerative endocrine disorder that disrupts the control of hormones produced in the pituitary gland, that commonly affects older horses and ponies.