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Spring grass, spring fever, or Dr. Green? – Too much energy? Behavioural changes? Digestive upset?

How to manage the season of significant changes. Spring grass FACTS Likely higher levels of carbohydrates (sugars and starches), especially in pasture which is overgrazed and stressed. Increased calorie content leading to weight gain or over-excitability. Decreased levels of magnesium – causing possible anxiety and poor focus. LOW in fibre – an essential provision for daily digestive and equine health. Likelihood of nutrient deficiency in the diet if not fed a balancer or balanced diet. Watch your horses’ weight.  We are all used to seeing and hearing that horses come in from their daily turnout looking tired and full. It’s likely to find that they have eaten well in the day and seem less interested in their evening feed. Maybe...

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Equine diet planning for improved health

Equine diet planning for improved health Equine obesity is an ongoing problem within our equine population and should be taken extremely seriously. Ponies and horses carrying excess weight can suffer long term additional health problems such as breathing difficulties, and joint pain, and can be at risk of developing Laminitis. Overweight ponies and horses continue to need a balanced diet (not fibre alone) for their overall improved health, while avoiding any unwanted calories. Native breeds tend to be the most commonly affected, BUT equine obesity is certainly not exclusive to this group. Exercise, where possible is also a hugely important part of management for successful weight loss, which is harder to achieve by low calorie feeding alone. Regular body condition...

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Low Calorie or Lami Light?

Low Calorie or Lami Light? Which to choose and why. Low Calorie – For those requiring minimal starch and sugar. Recommended for ponies/horses who need to safely lose weight. For those who do not have or have never had Laminitis, but are in need of a balanced diet extremely low in starch and sugar with supporting ingredients to assist safe, controlled weight loss. Lami Light – The ULTIMATE diet balancer. Recommended for those who have previously had, are prone to or have Laminitis.  A direct comparison:  Feeding good doers Excess weight is a problem within our equine population and should be taken seriously. Overweight ponies and horses continue to need a balanced diet for their overall improved health, without additional...

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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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