Dengie Healthy Hooves (20kg)

Dengie Healthy Hooves (20kg)

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Description

A nutritionally balanced, low-calorie, high-fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies, combining essential nutrients for healthy hooves with a light molasses coating.

Combining fibre sources that are all low in starch and sugars, Healthy Hooves is ideal for promoting gut health. A comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals are included to complement those naturally occurring in alfalfa to provide a balanced diet for your horse or pony.

Proven Nutrients for Healthy Hooves

Several studies have been conducted into how much biotin a horse requires. A study published in the Equine Vet Journal (1992), found that greater growth rates and hardness of hooves was achieved at a daily feeding rate of 15mg of biotin than at 7.5mg in horses diets. The level of biotin included in Dengie Healthy Hooves has been formulated accordingly and thus when fed at the recommended rates will provide a 500kg horse with 15mg of biotin per day.

Research published in the Vet Record (1987) demonstrated that alfalfa increases the quality and quantity of horn growth which was attributed to the highly available calcium and essential amino acids found naturally in alfalfa.

B vitamins have a wide range of functions within the horse’s digestive system including energy metabolism and growth and development. Healthy Hooves was the first chopped fibre feed on the market with a full range of all these important nutrients.

Key Benefits

  • Dengie Healthy Hooves has a full range of B vitamins including biotin at levels that research has shown to be effective at maximising hoof health
  • Low sugar and starch – research has shown that horses and ponies predisposed to laminitis are at greater risk if fed cereals. Healthy Hooves is free from whole cereal grains.
  • Chelated Trace Minerals – these are important for improved bio-availability to the horse, i.e. they are more easily absorbed. Trace minerals are important for general condition including hooves and coat condition and are also integral components of the body’s antioxidant system.
  • Essential High-Fibre – fibre provides slow release energy and is essential for maximising gut health.
  • Highly palatable – Healthy Hooves contains added garlic for great palatability and pellets for added interest.

 

How To Get The Most Out Of Feeding Healthy Hooves

Healthy Hooves is designed to be fed as the sole bucket feed alongside your horse’s normal hay/haylage ration. It is important that it is fed at the recommended quantities in order to provide the levels of nutrients your horse or pony requires; feeding less may affect condition and performance. If using less than recommended quantities, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement should be used alongside. Healthy Hooves is intended for horses and ponies at rest or in light work if fed as the sole bucket feed. For horses and ponies in moderate to hard work or requiring weight gain, Dengie Alfa-Beet can be fed alongside Healthy Hooves.

How much to feed?
Horse or Pony Size Guide (hh) Approx Weight (kg) Bucket Feed per Day
Small Pony 9-13 200 1 kg or 2 Scoops
Large Pony 13.1-14.2 300 1.5kg or 3 Scoops
Small Horse 14.3-15.2 400 2kg or 4 Scoops
Medium Horse 15.3-16.2 500 2.5kg or 5 Scoops
Large Horse Over 16.2 600 3kg or 6 Scoops

 

 

How Hard Are You Working Your Horse?

The amount and kind of work your horse or pony is doing is an important factor when calculating the quantity and type of feed to give.

 Work load  Example
Convalescence/Resting Horses on box rest, or turned away.
Light work Maximum of 1 hour per day hacking, mostly at walk with some trotting and cantering, or 30 minutes of schooling, mostly at the trot with some canter.
Medium work Schooling, dressage, show-jumping, novice or intermediate 1 day eventing or hunting 1 day per week.
Hard Work Advanced one day events. 3 day events, hunting 2 days per week, polo and all forms of racing.

 

 

Analytical Constituents

Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’

Digestible Energy 8.5MJ/kg
Protein 9
Oil 4.5
Ash (mineral) 9.5
Fibre 27
Copper, as copper sulphate 12mg/kg
Selenium, as sodium selenite 0.25mg/kg
Zinc 64mg/kg
Biotin 6mg/kg
Sugar 5
Starch 1.5

 

 

Composition

Alfalfa pellets, oat straw, alfalfa, molasses, rape seed oil, garlic, vitamin and mineral premix, mould inhibitor.

The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.

Returns
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Product Features
  • Feed Type: Chaff, Laminitus & Good Doer
  • Feed Weight: 20kg
  • Weight: 20000g
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