Chestnut Feed News & Updates
Here at Chestnut Horse Feeds HQ, we like to keep you up-to-date with our latest product launches, offers and success stories. Keep checking back for the very latest horse feed information.
Spring Is Here!
Our equines are more inclined throughout the Spring and Autumn period to gain weight. For many horses and ponies, it is crucial that we do not allow them to become overweight, as this will have severe health implications. Reviewing your horses hard feed ration at this time is therefore advisable and we can help!
Feeding Horses in Winter - A Balanced Winter Ration
Feeding horses during the winter months can often be challenging. For the last few years, UK winters have been mild and wet, but as soon as temperatures drop for a consistent period, the growth patterns of grasses are affected meaning there here is little or no nutrition left in the grass. For those horses kept at grass full-time and for those turned out for periods of the day, their grazing requires supplementing with alternative forms of forage.
Feeding Picky Eaters and Poor Do-ers
All horses and ponies are individuals and as such, they can vary hugely on the amount of nutrients that they require on a daily basis. We are here to support you to manage these ‘poor do-er’s’, and assist with some nutritional hints and tips to keep them at a healthy weight and an ideal Body Condition Score (BCS).
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
The incidences and severity of cases of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) are sadly, on the increase. Recent studies suggest that approximately 93% of thoroughbred, racehorses and endurance horses suffer from ulcers. We know that certain factors can contribute to all types of gastric ulcer formation, however, we also know that appropriate management, including diet can significantly reduce the prevalence of EGUS. Find out more here...
Feeding a Laminitic Horse
With the recent spate of wet and warm weather there has been in increase in grass growth and we are well into the time of year when we as horse owners need to be increasingly aware of the risks of Laminitis.