Horse Feeds to Support Gut Health
Choosing a diet that is high in fibre and low in starch will help to support your horse’s gut health.
Horses are known as hind gut fermenters which means they have a large chamber in their digestive system specifically designed for fermenting fibre. Feeding plenty of forage helps to maintain the pH of the horse’s hindgut and provides the majority of their energy requirements. It will also provide bulk to their diet which in turn aids the passage of food through the digestive system and helps to prevent colic, caused by the intestines twisting over each other.
Alongside providing a high fibre feed, other things you can do to help support your horse’s gut health includes:
- feeding little and often
- providing ad lib forage
- not making any sudden changes to your horse’s diet
- always providing access to clean water
- feeding a pre and probiotic to support the hind gut and aid digestion
Our Pure Fibre Balance is the ideal way to support gut health for 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, high fibre way.
Pure Easy is a low calorie, high fibre feed. It is fully fortified with vitamins and minerals to ensure your horse gets everything it needs to help keep them healthy.
Pure Working is a high fibre feed, which provides slow release energy to help improve stamina without causing diet related excitability.
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.
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.
Pure Condition is full of slow release calories to help keep your horse calm whilst improving their weight and condition.
Feeds To Support Gut Health | Help from Our Expert Equine Nutrition Team
We all want to do the best for our horses, and making sure their diet supports their gut health will help to keep them happy and healthy. If you would like more information on the digestive system and conditions that can affect gut health download our helpful guide.
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 and they will contact you to discuss the best feed for your horse.
Don’t just take our word for it, read how some of our customers have got on since changing their horses onto Pure Feed.