Growth disorders in horses are caused by many factors, one of which is poor nutrition. We share some insights as to why it occurs and how to avoid it.
It is a long standing joke that only fools breed horses as it is rarely a profitable venture and is hugely demanding on your time and energy. However if you have taken the decision to breed from your mare or are buying a youngster for the future, getting their nutrition right may help to avoid some of the potential pitfalls that can occur.
The effect of diet on behaviour has been studied in many species - including humans and rats - but little work has been done to explore the link between diet and the normal behaviour of horses.
Hot weather, increased workload and more time on the road travelling to competitions can all increase the risk of dehydration. Dengie Senior Nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), provides some top tips for preventing this. . .
We believe that feeding fibre, feeding little and often - and feeding weight - are key to achieving optimal health and performance for your horse or pony. Our nutrition team explain why and how.
Correct nutrition is key to successful breeding and it is important right from the point of conception. The right diet for your mare increases the chances of producing a sound, healthy foal with a long working life ahead of it.
To try to ensure fair competition most affiliated organisations including showing, breed societies, riding clubs, FEI sports and racing, define certain substances as performance affecting and are therefore not allowed to be present in the horse.
With winter just around the corner now is a good time to review your horse’s ration. Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), serves up some dietary advice to keep our horses healthy throughout the winter.
As winter takes its toll, keeping a horse in condition can be a challenge to many owners - particularly those with poor doers and fussy eaters that can soon begin to lose weight in the colder weather. Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams has put together some handy advice and product information to help keep horses and ponies in good shape at this time of year
Understanding your horse's digestive system means that you can feed more sympathetically and keep your horse healthy.
As horses and ponies age, their nutritional requirements change and this needs to be taken into account when feeding your older horse or pony.