As hay costs rise, it makes sense to ensure your horse or pony is getting the most out of his hay ration and a recent trial at Hartpury College did just that, measuring the effect on digestibility of adding Blue Chip Original feed balancer to a hay-only diet.
The results found that on a diet of hay plus Blue Chip Original, the digestibility of the hay was doubled. This means that horses and ponies fed a hay diet together with Blue Chip Original can extract twice as much nutritional value from their hay compared to those fed the hay alone. This huge improvement in digestibility could reduce the need to add other feedstuffs to the diet, dependent on how hard the horse or pony is working, so helping to minimise feed costs this winter.
Blue Chip Original contains more of an EU authorised live probiotic yeast than any other feed balancer and a significant amount of research has proved that it works by aiding gut metabolism and promoting the optimum functioning of the digestive system. This new trial quantifies that effect very dramatically and the results come at a time when controlling and reducing feed costs is a growing challenge for all horse and pony owners.
Blue Chip is happy to discuss individuals with their owners to find the most suitable diet. Contact Blue Chip Feed on 0114 266 6200.
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