We share our expertise on a range of horse care and management issues. Our articles are particularly focused on nutrition, but this naturally links with other topics which we will cover too. We’ll also share relevant news about Pure Feed here.
Inspired by Sir David Attenborough, we have turned out attention to our plastic and packaging practices to see what else we can do to contribute to the sustainability of our planet and reduce our carbon hoofprint.
Pure Feed caught up with expert vet and international endurance rider Georgina Vaughan. We asked ask her to shine a light on the treatment of gastric ulcers in horses and find out about her ambitions for the 2018 endurance season.
Extreme conditions present horse owners with their own set of challenges. With a cold snap descending on the UK, Lou Talintyre, founder of the Pure Feed Company, shares her top ten practical tips for caring for horses in cold weather.
As the temperature drops, many horses will require extra energy as they use up more to keep warm. This obviously depends on many factors such as breed, age, body condition, size and health status for instance. But if a horse is going to lose condition, then it’s most likely to happen in the winter.
Electrolytes are required for almost all bodily functions including nerve function, digestion and muscle contraction. Electrolytes, such as calcium, play a central role in ensuring adequate bone strength. It is very common for horses not to be receiving enough electrolytes, especially sodium.
There has been great interest in other tests for equine gastric ulcers, such as the blood sucrose test. 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.
People think fillers are used to make the customer think they are getting value for money by appearing to give them a large tub with a low amount of active ingredients. However, there are many reasons why a company may use a “filler”, or in technical terms a “carrier”, in feed and supplements.
Bioavailable is a term regularly used on marketing material, product labels and websites. It implies that being bioavailable is a good thing. But what does this term really mean…
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the different types of oils – and some get negative press. In this blog we give some information about rapeseed oil, its benefits and why we decided to use it in our feeds as our slow-release energy source.
Oils and fats are compounds high in energy that do not dissolve in water. Oils and fats are the same, except oils describe fats that are liquid at room temperature whilst fats are solid at room temperature. Oils are a great source of energy and all provide around 900 calories per 100g.