Spillers helps owners keep their horses balanced

Spillers is helping horse owners to sift the facts from the fiction about balancers. Their Nutritionist has put together some pointers to help horse owners understand why and how balancers play such an important role in the feed room.

Whether horse or human, a balanced diet involves the correct balance of nutrients to meet the body’s daily requirements. These include protein, amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. For horses, a balanced diet is rarely supplied by grass or forage alone. Grass is often deficient in key nutrients, including copper, zinc and selenium. It’s important to correct potential deficiencies by supplementing the diet, but a guesswork approach using occasional scoops of compound feed is unlikely to balance the shortfall properly.

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