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Winter weight loss - FOR THE GOOD of your overweight pony or horse

Winter weight loss - FOR THE GOOD of your overweight pony or horse Did you know?  Approximately 1/2 of all UK horses are overweight. (The British Equestrian Veterinary Association's (BEVA) ethics and welfare committee, 2019) As many as 70% of native breeds are obese. (The Royal Veterinary College) Horses have evolved to lose weight in the winter, but modern horse care can lead to halting this natural regulation, with horses then entering the spring months carrying more weight than they should.  Do we hinder winter weight loss? Over rugging those who are unclipped Over feeding high calorie high sugar and high starch diets Not recognising a healthy weight for our horses Not keeping regular records of weight gain/loss trends via weigh taping or condition...

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Low Calorie Feed Balancer - NOW AVAILABLE to PRE-ORDER

BRAND NEW Low Calorie Feed Balancer NOW AVAILABLE to PRE-ORDER! 💛 Blue Chip Super Concentrated LOW CALORIE FEED BALANCER 💛 VERY VERY LOW starch and sugar - ONLY 9g starch and 3.5g sugar for an average 500kg horse💛 Combined with a small feeding rate, Low Calorie has 4 TIMES LESS non-structural carbohydrates than many other similarly marketed products Ideal for:💛Those needing a calorie-controlled diet without compromising correct daily nutrition💛 Those in light work💛 Those on field or box rest💛 Good doers with no additional health needs💛 Younger horses who are retired (before needing Senior) Formulated with:💛 Cinnamon to help maintain blood sugar levels and improve glucose tolerance💛 L-Carnitine which can fast-track fatty acids into the muscle cells, keeping metabolic function active💛 All you would expect from a Blue Chip feed balancer...

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