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!

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Showing articles for category 'Good Do-ers' .

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • A Weighty Issue


    A recent British Riding Clubs survey found that 44% of owners don’t know the weight of their horse. Having an accurate knowledge of what your horse weighs is vital, not only for effective administration of drugs such as wormers but also for calculating feed rations. However, it is surprisingly easy to over- or under-estimate how heavy our horses are.

  • Feeding for Weight Management

    Tracey Hammond,

    Thank you to Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic for organising an excellent, well attended client evening and for inviting Dengie Nutritionist Tracey Hammond along to talk about Laminitis, EMS & PPID: Feeding for Weight Management. There were some excellent questions at the end of the presentation and so we thought we would share some of them with you

  • Top Tips for Battling the Bulge

    Katie Wiliams,

    You might think your horse is in good condition, but take another look to be sure that he’s not carrying a little excess weight. If he needs to shift a few pounds, now is the perfect time. Here are a few handy hints to help him on the way.

  • When Size Really Does Matter

    Katie Wiliams,

    Is a handful of this, a spoonful of that and a sprinkle of the other a good enough way to prepare our horse’s feed? Dengie provides a handy guide to mastering portion control.

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