For many of us, when we see our beloved veteran horses start to struggle with chewing hay it can give cause for concern. Hay replacers are an ideal way to provide your horse with an easy to chew source of fibre when they can no longer chew hay.
Whilst many of us look forward to watching a firework display it can be a different story for our equine friends. Horses and fireworks don’t always mix well and they can be frightened by the smell of burning in the air, the loud bangs and whizzing noises.
Feeding your horse in winter requires some adjustment, so our nutritionists have come through with tips for cold weather feeding.
There has been great interest in other tests for equine gastric ulcers, such as the blood sucrose test (Hewetson et al, 2017). But currently the only 100% reliable way to know if your horse has EGUS is for your vet to undertake a gastroscopy; passing an endoscope into the stomach.
Dr David Marlin explores colic in horses, its issues, how vets treat it and 18 tips for managing horses prone to colic.
What do you feed your horse if they are a ‘good doer’ to ensure that they are getting a balanced diet, without encouraging weight gain?
Nutrition plays a key role throughout the horse’s life. Ensuring the nutritional requirements of the broodmare are met during late stages of pregnancy and once the foal is born will help to support their growth and development.
Balancers are complete feeds, with a low feeding rate. They aim to provide your horse with a concentrated ration of protein, vitamins and minerals. Due to their low intake it makes them a great option for horses and ponies that are good doers.
In the depths of winter, working horses are more likely to need a helping hand. The team here at Pure Feed have compiled some top winter feeding advice to help you and your horse during these cold months…
As horses get older, their dentition can deteriorate and they may start to struggle chewing long stem forage such as hay and haylage. Pure Meadow Mash is the perfect hay replacer for horses that can no longer manage to chew hay or haylage.