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We all like to have a treat occasionally, and of course to treat our horses – but what human foods are safe for horses to have? We put the question to an equine nutritionist to find out.
With horse treats, the saying ‘everything in moderation’ really does apply, especially for any equines requiring a low sugar diet, such as those prone to laminitis.
Human foodstuffs that should be avoided include anything which contains animal-by-products, along with bread, uncooked potatoes, too many mints or sugar cubes, and anything containing caffeine or chocolate.
Although they are not a human food, grass cuttings should never be fed to horses either.
For a different treat, try bananas or celery, or if your horse is an unadventurous eater try low-sugar veg such as swede, parsnips and turnips. These can also act as boredom busters if you hang them in the stable.
An apple a day?
While a healthy option for us, apples and carrots are higher in sugar so avoid feeding too many of these, especially to laminitics.
Ensuring your horse isn’t given caffeine or chocolate is particularly important for those participating in affiliated competitions as they are classed as prohibited substances.
If they are found in your horse’s system it can lead to disqualification.
The level of affiliated competition doesn’t matter, even those competing in a BE80(T) class can still be asked to provide a sample for testing.
For more tips about feeding, see the full article in issue 450 – available here.
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An essential range for all horses and ponies, the Nettex Joint Care range of supplements is designed to help maintain healthy joints and muscles.
A healthy joint is much better equipped to cope with the effects of concussion and everyday wear and tear.
The Nettex Joint Care range is made up of a number of different supplements, each will offer fast, long lasting relief and ensure your horse is comfortable and allow him to move with greater mobility and flexibility.
Substi-Bute is a unique and innovative natural supplement. Available as a maintenance powder and a syringe.
Substi-Bute is a formulation which contains a unique combination of ingredients including Curcumin and vitamins C & E, which are thought to be vital anti-oxidants to help support joints and muscles.
Substi-Bute is ideal for all horses, from leisure horses and ponies, hunters, competition horses, polo ponies, showing, showjumping, dressage and older horses too. It can be fed daily and the syringe given before and after strenuous exercise.
Substi-Bute Impact Syringe may help to ease minor bumps and bruises, minimising time off and interference with a horse’s competition schedule. Substi-Bute Maintenance Powder is also ideal for older horses to help maintain comfort and quality of life.
Joint & Muscle Maintenance can be fed to horses and ponies of all ages and disciplines. Helping to maintain healthy joints and muscles is the key to helping reduce the consequences of everyday wear and tear.
The next generation of joint supplements, its V.I.P® formula works synergistically to provide highly bioavailable joint and muscle support to help maximise mobility.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin have long been known to be beneficial as building blocks of joints, however the inclusion of five isolates in Nettex V.I.P® So Sound means that less of the parent compound is required to gain the same effect.
The synergy of joint support, and herbal extracts for comfort will help your horse stay ‘So Sound’.
All Nettex nutritional supplements are tested for naturally occurring prohibitive substances.
To find out more visit www.nettexequine.com
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