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.

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Showing articles for category 'Laminitis / PPID / EMS' .

  • Dengie Laminitis Horse Feeds Explained


    Our Laminitis Trust approved fibre feeds have been developed to meet the nutritional requirements of horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Low in sugar and starch, but high in fibre we have a range of feeds suitable for any horse or pony.

  • 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).

  • Is Your Horse Sweet Enough?


    The amount of sugar in food can contribute to poor health. And that’s true of food for horse’s too. Ailments such as Laminitis, obesity and Cushing’s Syndrome are all associated with too much sugar in horse feed. So what should you do to reduce the sugar in your horse’s diet?

  • 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.

  • Coping with Cushing's (PPID)


    Nothing says 'Cushing's' more than a tell-tale long, curly coat and recurring bouts of crippling laminitis. It's the most common hormonal disorder to affect older horses. Here are five simple steps that the nutrition team have complied to help ensure your Cushing's sufferer stays fit and healthy.

  • 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

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