Feed a balanced diet the way your horses digestive system would want you to
If you have been into the Equine Warehouse recently you will see that over time we have reduced the quantities of “traditional mix and cube hard feeds” We still very much have a range of them, but the number of bags has been reduced due to customer demand falling. This is something that we are really excited about. Our customers are making informed decisions to make sure they are not only meeting horses Vitamin and Mineral requirements they are smashing there horses fibre dietry targets too.
A balanced diet plays a key role in supporting long-term health and well-being. On the flip side, an unbalanced diet may contribute to many issues including poor hoof quality, a dull listless coat or a compromised immune system. There are a number of feeds on the market which contain a full complement of vitamins and minerals. When fed at the recommended amount alongside suitable forage, these feeds will provide a balanced diet without the need for a vitamin and mineral supplementor balancer. SPILLERS™ Ulca Fibre is one such feed. Complete with added vitamins and minerals, it can be fed as full or partial replacement for compound feed (mix or cubes). If used as a complete replacement for mix/cubes the recommended feeding rate for a horse or pony in light work is 600g per 100kg of bodyweight per day. For example,3kg per day for 500kg horse.The short chopped fibre in SPILLERS Ulca Fibre helps to increase chewing time and inturn, salvia production. Saliva provides a natural buffer to stomach acid but unlikepeople, horses only produce saliva when they chew. Short chopped fibre also formsa protective ‘fibre mat’ on top of the stomach contents, thus helping to preventstomach acid splashing up onto the non-protected (squamous)region of thestomach where it can increase the risk of ulcers forming.