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Question: My horse is lacking condition after the winter months – can you provide advice on what I need to feed?
By Anna Welch, BVSc, BSc, MRCVS. Veterinary Nutritionist, TopSpec.
Most horses do best when fed all the forage that they can eat (i.e. ad-lib). This is a more natural way of feeding than offering large feeds. It usually makes sense to buy good quality hay or haylage because the more nutrients provided by forage, the less hard feed your horse will need. However there are exceptions, such as laminitic horses.
Lamigard TRT is a highly effective supplement for the horse or pony which is prone to Laminitis, and can be used at high levels in the short term, and at a maintenance level for long term health. It will ensure your horses feet stay healthy all year round and will complement a careful feeding regime.
A concentrated form for when you need it most. Lamitreat XXXtreme paste provides powerful anti-oxidants to quickly ‘mop up’ enzymes in the feet, alongside much needed targeted nutrition to encourage health and support the body’s system.
With the onset of autumn imminent, many owners start to worry about keeping condition of their horses. This has been an amazing British summer, which means that the hay we will have for the coming winter will not only be plentiful but first signs are that it will also be good quality. This is great news as feeding plenty of quality forage is essential to keeping the horse’s digestive system in good working order.
Keeping your horse’s hooves healthy is vital at any time of the year, especially with the unpredictability of British weather, which can see prolonged periods of wet weather followed by a dry spell that can cause havoc with hooves. The best way of ensuring healthy hooves is by feeding a formulation which will guarantee your horse is getting the vital vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to ensure strong, healthy hoof growth.