Does your feed help health and wellbeing for your equine?

Caroline Dickens, Area Feed Advisor for Baileys Horse Feeds

Thursday 4th April 2019, 7.30 – 9pm

Could your equine have more or less energy? Could you equine have a better skin/coat or hoof? Come and listen to how easy and cost effective it can be, emphasising the importance of a balanced diet and particularly of quality fibre, Caroline’s message is that horses need to chew for 16 – 18 hours a day due to their anatomy and that denying them this natural behaviour can lead to excess acid in the stomach and accompanying physical and behavioural problems. The key to good management is achieving a balance between concentrated feed and fibre, resulting in a calm but energetic equine of the correct weight and with healthy skin, coat and hooves. Equine obesity and associated health problems, such as Laminitis and joint strain, are causing concern among Vets and Equine Specialists. Caroline herself has experienced a considerable rise in the number of cases requiring specialised diets to deal with the results of overfeeding and over rugging.