Friendly Feed Advice

Dengie understands that sometimes feeding your horse or pony can be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky!  We're here to help you with articles and information from our nutrition experts to keep you up to date with the latest information.

You can click on the links on the left or use the drop down menu for further information and guidance on a range of feed related topics. Should you have a particular query or a more complicated feeding issue call our friendly Feedline on 0845 345 5115. Or why not use our new feature and chat on-line to one of our nutritionists? Click the link, top right on this page, to start your conversation!

Alternatively click here to fill out a form to send to our nutrition team, who will in return put together a personalised feeding plan for your horse or pony.

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  • Have a Healthy Autumn

    Tracey Hammond,

    Although laminitis is potentially a problem at any time of year, autumn often sees a seasonal spike in the incidence rates and so extra vigilance is required. If your horse is prone to laminitis, there are two main pieces of advice that are given – maintain your horse at a healthy weight and restrict his intake of sugar and starch.

  • Feed Management of Good Doer Horses with Gastric Ulcers

    Tracey Hammond,

    Leisure horses are not immune to gastric ulcers and on the Dengie Feedline we have regular enquiries regarding managing gastric ulcers in horses that manage their weight very easily. This in some ways can actually be more challenging to manage, especially if the horse also needs to lose weight!

  • Is Straw Suitable to Feed to Horses with EGUS?


    Not all horses and ponies with gastric ulcers struggle to maintain weight. For good doers or overweight individuals turnout 24/7 on well covered pasture and/or ad-lib forage to help manage ulcers could result in further weight gain which brings its own potential health issues. Straw is a very low calorie fibre source as it contains lignin which is indigestible.

  • How to Promote Weight Gain in Horses with Gastric Ulcers


    Weight loss can be a symptom of gastric ulcers and usually when the problem is resolved with veterinary intervention the weight will come back on. Here the Dengie Nutrition team share their top tips for feeding for weight gain.

  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)


    Are you concerned about your horse having ulcers? There are several factors that contribute to ulcers and being aware of these can help to reduce the risk in the future. Here the Dengie Nutrition team explain.

  • Upping the Energy

    Tracey Hammond,

    You’ve gone up a gear with your horse's workload, so how do you know if your horse needs a higher energy feed? The Dengie nutrition team talk you through how to determine which type of feed to use.

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