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