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Blue Chip are supporting #BFAW21 - British Equestrian Trade Association Feed Awareness Week 2021

We are really excited to be taking part in the BETA Feed Awareness Week for the third year running. An annual campaign to dispel feeding myths and improve your knowledge of equine nutrition. The initiative is taking place throughout the UK and is supported by leading equestrian organisations. Feed facts you can trustThe British Equestrian Trade Association are dedicated to equine welfare and launched BETA Feed Awareness Week to help owners and riders access sound nutritional advice. By focusing on good feeding practice and separating fact from fiction, we can all help you make more informed choices when it comes to buying your feed and supplements. Look out for the best feeding facts and advice from some of the country's...

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Winter woes? Unwanted behaviour?

Are you noticing a difference in your horse's behaviour? Digestive problems, leading to sensitive and even poor behaviour are more commonly seen during the winter months as horses spend prolonged time stabled with less access to daily turnout and consistent forage. We have provided some helpful feeding and horse care tips below. FEEDING TIPS Lower the daily starch intake without compromising daily nutritional needs, for which balancers are ideal Ulsa-Cool provides ONLY 6g of starch and 3.5g sugar per day for an average 500kg horse Feed smaller meals to regulate digestive function Include supporting ingredients to improve digestive function such as probiotics, beta glucans and nucleotides A low starch chaff such as alfalfa contains additional calcium which can help buffer acidity further Feeding a handful of chaff...

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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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Keep calm with Blue Chip this firework season

Keep Calm with Blue Chip this firework season   Firework season is just around the corner, if you have a horse with a nervous nature at this time of year, you may want to start thinking about how you can manage your horse’s stress levels. Fireworks can lead to increased stress levels for certain horses, but there are some handy tips you can use to help. Maintaining a similar routine can be comforting to horses, but you may need to make some small changes to limit the risk of injury. Click here to visit the Calming Feed Balancer product page If your horse is particularly stressed by fireworks it is advisable to bring them in to the stable. Horses who...

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The importance of continuing to feed a balancer during the grazing season.

Why is it important to continue feeding a balancer during the grazing season? We bust some myths and answer some common questions raised.   “I don’t need to feed a balancer in the summer as it will make my pony/horse fat” All Blue Chip balancers are low in calories (and all molasses free) and contain minimal levels of starch and sugar, with no added sugar. Diet balancers and those aimed at good doers (such as Blue Chip Lami Light and our Super Concentrated range) are especially beneficial as part of a calorie-controlled plan. These balancers support overall health, which can lead to improved mobility and burning of further calories.   For those on a calorie-controlled diet, Blue Chip can work...

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