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Archive for category: Feeding and Nutrition

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Simply Nutrition and Racehorses

The importance of diet in the Racehorse For racehorses, good race results rely on appropriate training. Sound preparation ultimately aims to delay the onset of fatigue during a race, so achieving optimal performance. Diet forms an intrinsic part of preparation. Energy supply and fatigue, dehydration and electrolyte loss, and muscle health and the digestive tract […]

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Do horses need extra electrolytes?

What are electrolytes? Present in small amounts, electrolytes are positively charged ions that are dissolved in the blood and the fluid that exists between cells and sweat. The principal electrolytes are sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. How do horses get their electrolytes? Most horses receive most of their daily electrolytes from forage.  Calcium and […]

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simplyirresistible – the healthy, handy horse treat

This versatile horse treat is healthy & handy for use every day Suitable for all horses and ponies for a whole variety of uses, simplyirresistible horse treat is a natural blend of tasty vegetables and delicious fruits, rich in antioxidants with added probiotics to support a healthy gut. We have listed just some of the many ways […]

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simplyirresistible FAQ

How do I feed simplyirresistible? Simplyirresistible is designed to be sprinkled on top of hard feed, chaff or forage. The small pieces also mean you can feed simplyirresistible from the hand or added into feed balls. Why is variety in the horse’s diet important? The horse evolved as a browsing herbivore, covering a great distance […]

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Nutrition Quality Policy

Equilibrium Products are UFAS and NOPS accredited. The highly successful NOPS scheme, set up in 2009 to help reduce the risk of naturally occurring prohibited substances in equine feed.  Full details can be found from  British Equestrian Trade Association Quality in development: When we develop products, we select ingredients that our horses love – not the […]

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Managing Cushing’s Disease in the Competition Horse

Feed management of the competition horse with Cushing’s Disease The main challenges for the competition horse with Cushing’s Disease are ensuring your horse has sufficient energy, strength and endurance to compete whilst reducing the risk of complications caused by Cushing’s Disease  (PPID).  Pergolide, the main medicine used to treat Cushings Disease is not permitted in […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) – munch

What are the additions used to make vitamunch? vitamunch® snacks are enriched with essential vitamins and minerals, together with added horse favourite herbs in two varieties – Heavenly Hedgerow with added Rosehips and Hawthorn Leaf. – Marvellous Meadow with added Red Clover and Nettle. What is the energy value of vitamunch? vitamunch snacks are low […]