Horse Feeds to Support Gut Health
To help keep your horse healthy you need to keep their digestive system healthy. The digestive system is where food is digested and the nutrients absorbed and it must be healthy and working efficiently to be able to fully support the horse. Pure Feed has a range of 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
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.
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.