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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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Winter feeding top tips for competition horses

Winter feeding top tips for competition horses As horses become stabled for extended periods of time, and are clipped out for competition, you may find excitable behaviour becomes more prevalent. Feeding a low starch, whole cereal free diet can help curb extra enthusiasm. Balancers tend to be low in starch and sugar, and free from whole cereal, using oils and fibre as a form of slow release energy. All Blue Chip balancers are molasses free, helping to curb fizzy behaviour. If your horse has daily turnout, it’s still likely the grass will need supplementing with hay/haylage at this time of year, further supported by a balancer to make sure they continue to receive their daily needs of protein, vitamins, minerals...

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