Feeding a laminitic horse

 Find out which of our feeds are suitable to feed to horses with a history of laminitis.

Feeding a Laminitic Horse

Laminitic horses need extra attention paid to their diet. This includes avoiding things like molasses and wholegrain cereals and using feeds low in sugar and starch. However, it is important to make sure that they still get the daily nutrients that they need including vitamins,minerals and amino acids. If you are feeding a laminitic horse, Pure Feed has a range of feeds available to suit their requirements. Whether your horse is a good doer that maintains weight well on forage and a balancer alone or they need some additional support to help maintain their condition.

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Low Calorie Feeds for Horses that have had Laminitis

Horses that have a history of laminitis can be overweight or put on weight easily. The feeds below are low in both sugar and starch and suitable for horses that need a feed to provide their important daily nutrients in a low calorie way.

Pure Balance


For laminitic horses that are overweight or that put on weight easily use our Pure Balance. It will provide their daily nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and amino acids in the lowest calorie way.

Pure Fibre Balance


Our Pure Fibre Balance is suitable for laminitic horses that are good doers and maintain their weight well. The feed will ensure that your horse is getting the daily nutrients that they require to help keep them healthy, in a low calorie way.

Pure Easy horse feed bag

Pure Easy


Pure Easy is suitable for good doers in regular work. It is free from molasses and wholegrain cereals and very low in both sugar and starch.

Pure Feed Horse Treats bag

Pure Treats


Pure Treats are healthy herbal treats. They are low in starch, contain no added sugar and are free from molasses. The healthy way to reward your horse.

Higher Calorie Feeds for Horses that have had Laminitis

Some horses, although they have a history of laminitis, may struggle to maintain their condition. This could be because they are poor doers or are in a higher level of work. These horses need extra calories to maintain their condition, but in a low sugar and low starch feed. The options below are suitable for these types of horses.

Pure Working horse feed bag

Pure Working


Pure Working provides slow release energy to help improve stamina without excitability. It is low in both sugar and starch and can help to encourage weight gain in a safe way.

Pure Veteran Pellets


Pure Veteran Pellets must be soaked prior to feeding to form a soft mash. This makes them perfect for older horses with poor dentition or that have difficulty chewing a chaff based feed. They are great for helping to maintain condition on your veteran horse, without providing your horse with too much sugar or starch.

Pure Veteran Mix


Pure Veteran mix is tailored specifically to suit the needs of the veteran horse that needs additional calories to help maintain their condition. Pure Veteran Mix is high in fibre to support digestive health, and very low in both sugar and starch.

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Pure Linseed


Pure Linseed is great for helping to encourage weight gain and maintain condition. It can be used alongside any of our other feeds and is very low in starch.

Feeding a Laminitic | Help from Our Expert Equine Nutrition Team

If you are still unsure which feed will be best for your horse, our nutritional team are on hand to provide you with expert nutritional advice. Request a free diet plan for your horse and they will contact you to discuss your horse’s diet.

Don’t just take our word for it, read how one of our customers has got on managing her horse’s weight and diet with the help of Pure Fibre Balance.

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Pure Balance Customer Case Study


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Helping You Care For Your Horse


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Feeding a Veteran Horse


Feeding Plans for Laminitics