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Categories: Feed and hay blocks, Horse Nutrition, Munch, Supplements and Treats, Treats

Vitamunch Marvellous Meadow

£19.75

Keep your horse occupied for longer with this high fibre, low sugar fibre block, which is bursting full of tasty meadow herbs and nutritious vitamins and minerals.

Sold in packs of 5 x 1kg blocks.

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A 1kg healthy, low sugar fibre block with endless uses. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals together with herbs naturally sought by horses in the field, red clover and nettle, Vitamunch blocks can help in many ways:

  • As a boredom breaker
  • Encouraging natural foraging in the stable when turnout is limited
  • Topping up essential vitamins & minerals
  • Providing a healthy, low sugar but high fibre snack
  • To slow food intake with its highly compressed nature
  • As a smaller (and tastier!) alternative to hay when travelling
  • Keeping horses occupied at competition

What inspired this vitamunch fibre block?

As a company focused on the horses’ wellbeing, we thought it was only right to look at the mental and nutritional wellbeing of our equine friends too!

What is in vitamunch?

Not just a simple fibre block, vitamunch fibre blocks are made from timothy hay. They are also fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, while containing tasty herbs naturally sought by horses in the field:

Red Clover – a traditional tonic, helps skin condition
Nettles – known for their effect on the circulation, a source of vitamin C and iron.
12 Vitamins, including A, B, C, D, E, as well as biotin, copper and zinc!
Timothy Hay – naturally high in fibre and low in sugar, and super tasty!
*one vitamunch provides 50% of the published daily requirements for vitamins & trace elements based on a 500kg horse in light work.

Who is vitamunch for?

All horses can enjoy a vitamunch meadow fibre block due to its high fibre and low sugar content, including those prone to laminitis. It is particularly useful:

  • As a boredom breaker
  • Encouraging natural foraging in the stable when turnout is limited
  • Topping up essential vitamins & minerals
  • To slow food intake with its highly compressed nature
  • As a smaller (and tastier!) alternative to hay when travelling
  • Keeping horses occupied at competition
  • Horses on box rest
  • As a distraction when companions go out

Ways to feed vitamunch hay blocks.

There is no right or wrong way, it’s whatever works for your horse.

As its so tasty, most horses are keen to try gobble it down. Feeding vitamunch in a specialised munch net can help slow down those eager feeders. You can also place it in the middle of their normal haynet so they spend time trying to hunt down the tasty treat!

For oldies whose teeth don’t quite do as well as they used to, or all horses in the winter, soaking the munch block will see it evolve into a warm, tasty bowl full of delicious goodness, right in front of your eyes!
It can of course be fed in the field or stable on its own on the ground or in a bowl. The highly compressed nature of the block will naturally slow eating down and act as a boredom breaker too!

Ingredients

Usage instructions:

Feeding guide: Feed up to 2 blocks per day

Ingredients and Nutritional Value:

Composition:

Timothy grass, high temperature dried (95%), alfalfa, high temperature dried, salt, nettle (0.3%), red clover (0.3%). *One vita munch provides 50% of the published daily requirements for vitamins and trace elements based on 500kg horse in light work.

Additives: 

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein 9%
Crude Fat 1.8%
Crude Fibre 30%
Crude Ash 6%
Sugar 9.5%
Sodium 0.4%

Nutritional Additives:

Vitamin A (3a672a) 12,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D (3a671) 2000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (3a700) 500 mg/kg
Vitamin C (3a311) 500 mg/kg
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) (3a821) 25 mg/kg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) (3a825i) 25 mg/kg
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) (3a831) 5 mg/kg
Calcium D-Pantothenate (3a841) 25 mg/kg
Niacinamide (3a314) 25 mg/kg
Folic Acid (3a316) 10 mg/kg
d-Biotin (3a880) 7.5 mg/kg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 100 ug/kg
Copper (3b405) Copper (II) Sulphate Heptahydrate 40 mg/kg
Zinc (3b603) Zinc Oxide
Manganese (3b502) Manganous (II) Oxide 150 mg/kg
Iodine (3b202) Calcium Iodate 1.7 mg/kg
Selenium (3b801) Sodium Selenite 0.5 mg/kg

FAQ's

The horse evolved as a browsing herbivore, covering a great distance each day whilst nibbling at the variety of grasses and shrubs on the way. Horses like to select their food, but in modern feeding, diets tend to remain the same mix of forage and hard feed, and in doing so, the variety they are hard wired to look for, is restricted.

Munch is based on fibre, the natural foundation of a horse’s daily diet.

Adding one or two to the daily diet will not cause digestive upset, in fact being based on fibre, adding Munch to the diet only adds more of what a horse is naturally designed to digest.

Firstly, it is difficult to over feed Munch because they take so long to eat, and with sealed packaging it is hard for a horse to “steal” one!

Munch fibre base and low energy and sugar contents mean that if excess numbers are eaten there is a low risk of digestive upset.

However if Munch is accidentally over-fed, four blocks would equal a super-dose of the various vitamins and minerals, but not at levels that will cause harm.

Yes, Munch is designed to be a complementary addition to the diet. When used as an occasional snack there is no need to change your usual supplement feeding.

Yes, lightly damped with a litre of water and left for ten minutes, an individual Munch fibre block will soften and fluff up so that horses with poor dentition can easily bite into it. You can use warm water for to soak it for a treat in winter. Ensure soaked munch is fed immediately, to prevent moulds developing.

Yes, up to 1 block per day. For very overweight ponies, reduce the hay allocation by 1kg per Munch.

Munch will keep for up to a week after opening but should be stored in a cool dry place. Uncovered Munch will absorb moisture from the atmosphere and will soften and expand. if you have soaked munch it does need to be fed straight away.

Yes!

  • Munch can be used as part of the dietary management of horses and ponies at risk of, or prone to, laminitis.
  • Munch is low energy so can be used in low energy or restricted diets.
  • Munch is low sugar -low soluble carbohydrate diets are recommended for laminitis risk animals.
  • Munch is fortified – additional vitamins and minerals will top up reduced supply from a restricted diet.

Donkeys, cows, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs can all enjoy vitamunch® safely. Sheep are common equine companions but find any additional copper in the diet toxic, and so vitamunch is not recommended for them. Goats do not exhibit the same intolerance to copper as sheep but are not in turn as tolerant as horses and cows at handling excess. Therefore care should be taken not to allow goats free access to vitamunch. If using vitamunch for a horse that has a goat or sheep as a stable companion, consider feeding the vitamunch in a munch net out of the reach of their ovine or caprine friend.

The alfalfa content is 3.25% of each block.

Yes you can feed it just before riding. The rate of intake of munch is relatively slow and so the volumes entering the digestive tract will be relatively low too.

a. The first issue with feeding a large meal before exercise is that it diverts blood flow from the extremities (i.e. muscles) to digestive tract. The little and often mode of eating of Munch means that this is not an issue.

b. A second issue is that large meals bind a lot of water which adds to the weight a horse is carrying, again the relatively low intake means that this is not an issue either.

Delivery, returns, exchanges and guarantee

Delivery charges are calculated based on the location of delivery, weight, and value of the order. Standard charges are:

For parcels up to 20kg: UK Delivery

  • Economy 4-6 Working Days – £3.95 or FREE for orders over £25 (UK Mainland only. Excludes Highlands, Northern Ireland, and Islands)
  • Next Working Day Delivery, Orders placed before 2pm – £5.95 (UK Mainland only. Excludes Highlands, Northern Ireland, and Islands)
  • For orders over £99 – Free Next Day Delivery
  • Scottish Highland & Islands Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For. For orders up to 2kg – £3.95 (weight variable)
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands Standard 4-6 Working Day Delivery for orders up to £75 – £9.95 (weight variable)
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands Standard 4-6 Working Day Delivery for orders over £75 – £7.95 (weight variable)

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