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NHS discount now extends to Blue Light Card holders

Blue Chip extends all NHS discounts to cover all Blue Light card holders.  In tough times, Blue Chip are pleased to support frontline staff across all the emergency services and social care. Last week we announced discounts for those working in the NHS, and this now extends to all Blue Light card holders, or those with an online account. Tom Dalby, CEO of Blue Light Card, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic means that the NHS and emergency services are even more stretched than usual, and will be selflessly and tirelessly working to keep us safe, healthy and supported, often going into unknown dangers to do so. It’s times like this we value our blue light community even more.” Blue Chip are...

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Thank you to those in the NHS

NHS Thank you from Blue Chip Feed   As a thank you, we would like to invite all NHS staff to contact us at info@bluechipfeed.com to receive a discount code just for you.   Please email us from your NHS email, OR with a picture of your ID badge (or similar)We will send you your unique discount code     #NHSThankyou #Clapforourcarers #BlueChipFeed

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Obesity in ponies and horses - A growing concern?

Obesity is a growing concern and the leading health risk for ponies and horses.   What is obesity? When calorie intake exceeds calories burned through movement and exercise. Excess body fat can lead to further negative impacts on a pony or horse’s daily health.   Causes of obesity Over-feeding – especially those who are retired or not ridden Not knowing where the calories come from. The main source of calories in most equine diets is grass Too little exercise Improved care of grazing land Insulin resistance – which can increase blood sugar levels Over-rugging in the winter months, leading to unnatural weight maintenance rather than natural weight loss.   Typical signs of obesity Every horse and breed are different in...

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Coronavirus COVID-19: How Blue Chip can help

As a valued Blue Chip customer your health and safety is our number one priority.  As coronavirus continues to create an impact around the world, we will continue to monitor developments daily.  We are currently open as normal, and are very much business as usual. Some planning tips: Your horse or pony cannot catch COVID-19. Plan for how your horse/pony will be cared for should you need to self-isolate. Your horse will stay healthy with plenty of fibre (grass/hay/haylage) and a feed balancer. Blue Chip Feed is holding plenty of stock of our feed balancers and supplements. Our feed balancers have a long shelf life of up to 8 months. We understand that you may want to order more at...

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Laminitis - Think now

What is Laminitis? “Bacteria breaks down undigested material causing acidity in the hindgut, which kills the bacteria that digests fibre. As the bacteria die, they release toxins into the gut, which are then passed into the bloodstream through the gut wall. These toxins provoke a response within the horse that is thought to disrupt blood flow, which, in the feet, can cause laminitis.” The Blue Cross Blood flow to the laminae is disrupted, causing inflammation and swelling in the tissues of the hoof, usually combined with severe pain. Laminitis causes lameness, heat and pain in the hooves, with a strong digital pulse that can be felt in the arteries down the back of the fetlock and pastern. Any horse or...

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