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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  • Hot Stuff!

    Katie Wiliams,

    Hot weather, increased workload and more time on the road travelling to competitions can all increase the risk of dehydration. Dengie Senior Nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), provides some top tips for preventing this. . .

  • Five Key Benefits of Healthy Tummy


    Healthy Tummy is the ULTIMATE fibre feed to promote gut health in horses and ponies. A complete, high-calorie fibre feed that fuels work and promotes condition and also contains the latest ingredients known to promote gut health. Here are 5 key benefits you might not have known about Dengie Healthy Tummy.

     

  • How Much Should I Feed My Horse?

    Katie Wiliams,

    To answer the question 'How much you should I feed my horse?' you first need to establish both his bodyweight and workload. Bodyweight is relatively easy to establish, the part that some people find confusing is to accurately assess how hard the horse is working.

  • Guide to Weight Watching


    The latest research published by the National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 2015 stated that, of the 15,000 horses included in the study, 23% were described as overweight - up from 16.9% the previous year. Being overweight predisposes horses to diseases such as laminitis, EMS and PPID (Cushing's Disease).

  • Have a Healthy Winter


    It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s invariably blowing a gale. Whether your horse or pony is stuck inside around the clock, enjoying a cosy night in his stable or out braving the elements, it’s important to make sure his diet is providing him with everything that he needs and avoids high levels of the things that he doesn’t.

  • Weighty Winter Worries


    If your horse is carrying a few extra pounds then winter is the perfect time to help him shift them. Spring will bring lush grass and the increased risk of laminitis, so getting prepared now will make things far easier when the better weather comes.

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