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What does ‘lite’ really mean in a horses diet?

What does ‘lite’ really mean in a horses diet

If you see the word ‘lite’ when doing your food shop, you will assume it means a reduced calorie option but can this also be the same for horse feed? In this blog we look at what a lite balancer offers to help your horse maintain a balanced diet.

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The Benefits of Feeding Oil to Horses

The Benefits of Feeding Oil to Horses

Oil is a helpful component to many horses' diets, whether it comes from feed or a bottle. Here, we'll go through the advantages of feeding oil and give you some pointers on how to safely incorporate it into your horse's diet...

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Top tips for Horse dental care

Top tips for Horse dental care

Did you know that one of the more well-known signs of ageing in your horse is teeth issues?  This can consist of lost or worn teeth, diastemas (gaps between the teeth), inflamed gums, fractured teeth, sharp enamel points and even arthritis of the jaw. 

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7 Tips for supporting digestive health this winter

7 Tips for supporting horses’ digestive system this winter

A healthy digestive system is a key source of health and wellbeing in the horse. With many owners facing the cold weather and waterlogged fields, supporting the horse’s digestive tract becomes a top priority…

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How to Reduce Sugar Intake In your Horse's Diet

How to Reduce Sugar Intake In your Horse's Diet

Grass may contain high levels of simple sugars (the main one being sucrose – the same sugar you put in your tea!) and fructan or ‘stored sugar’, collectively referred to as water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC).

In fact, a 300kg pony turned out 24/7 could consume up to 2.3kg of simple sugars and up to 7.5kg of WSC from grass alone! But fresh grass isn’t the only culprit, hay and haylage can be deceptively high in WSC too.

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Which is more suitable for your horse? Spillers Alfalfa-Pro Fibre vs Ulca Fibre

Which is more suitable for your horse? Spillers Alfalfa-Pro Fibre vs Ulca Fibre

Recently, Spillers introduced Ulca Fibre, a new fibre feed which has been proven to help support horses prone to gastric ulcers following veterinary treatment*. So which of these two British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) EGUS approved fibres is most suitable for your horse

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Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing

Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing

Grass may contain high levels of simple sugars (mainly sucrose – the same sugar you put in your tea!) and fructan or ‘stored sugar’, collectively referred to as water soluble carbohydrates or ‘WSC’. For severely laminitic horses and ponies complete removal from grazing may be the only the option, particularly during high risk periods such as spring and autumn.

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