The foundation of a laminitis-prone horse's diet is conserved fodder, such as hay and haylage, as they typically spend longer periods in stables or areas without grass. People frequently choose bucket feed first when thinking about food for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. However, because it makes up such a sizable portion of the diet, it is equally crucial to make sure the forage is suitable.
Dengie Hi-Fi Lite 20kg
- Ideal for overweight horses and ponies.
- Low in sugar and starch, Hi-Fi Lite is suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis.
- Hi-Fi Lite provides 7.5MJ/kg Digestible Energy, perfect for horses and ponies in light work or at rest.
- High-quality soft oat straw is blended with nutrient rich alfalfa.
- Hi-Fi Lite can be used as a low-calorie total or partial hay replacer.
The perfect low-calorie, high-fibre maintenance feed for leisure horses and ponies. Hi-Fi Lite is approved by The Laminitis Trust.
- Ideal for overweight horses and ponies
- Low in sugar and starch, Hi-Fi Lite is suitable for horses and ponies prone to lamintis
- Hi-Fi Lite provides 7.5MJ/kg Digestible Energy, perfect for horses and ponies in light work or at rest
- High-quality soft oat straw is blended with nutrient rich alfalfa
- Hi-Fi Lite can be used as a low-calorie total or partial hay replacer
How To Get The Most Out Of Feeding With Dengie Hi-Fi Lite
Hi-Fi LITE is ideal as the sole bucket feed for horses and ponies that are overweight and prone to laminitis. It can be fed alongside a broad-spectrum supplement or a feed balancer to provide a balanced diet. Where additional condition is needed, or for those horses with a higher energy requirement, Dengie Alfa-Beet or Alfa-A Litecan be added.
Hi-Fi Lite can also be fed as a hay replacer. Naturally lower in sugar than hay, Hi-Fi Lite can be fed on a weight for weight basis as a low sugar alternative to hay or haylage.
Hi-Fi Lite is a short ‘chop’ that takes as long to chew as the equivalent weight of hay or haylage, helping to keep horses occupied and satisfied. For horses on restricted grazing, Hi-Fi Lite is ideal as it delivers sufficient fibre to maintain gut function.
The alfalfa in Hi-Fi Lite is dried at a very high temperature which reduces mould. Extraction processes help to reduce the dust content to promote respiratory health.
How much to feed?
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Resting or light Work Bucket feed (kg/day)||Resting or light Work Partial hay replacement (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9–12.2||200||0.5 - 1.0||up to 2.5|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2 – 13.2||300||0.5 – 1.5||up to 3.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2 – 14.2||400||1.0 – 2.0||up to 5|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2 – 15.2||450||1.0 – 2.0||up to 5.5|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2 – 16.2||550||1.5 – 2.5||up to 7|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||Over 16.2||650||1.5 – 2.5||up to 8|
One large Stubbs scoop = 300g
How Hard Are You Working Your Horse?
The amount and kind of work your horse or pony is doing is an important factor when calculating the quantity and type of feed to give.
|Convalescence/Resting||Horses on box rest, or turned away.|
|Light work||Maximum of 1 hour per day hacking, mostly at walk with some trotting and cantering, or 30 minutes of schooling, mostly at the trot with some canter.|
|Medium work||Schooling, dressage, show-jumping, novice or intermediate 1 day eventing or hunting 1 day per week.|
|Hard Work||Advanced one day events. 3 day events, hunting 2 days per week, polo and all forms of racing.|
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
Ingredients: Cereal straw, alfalfa, molasses, mould inhibitor
|Exclusive to us||No|
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