Feeding for your horse's immune system

Wondering what to feed your horse to boost his immune system? 

A balanced diet is essential for a healthy immune system

A balanced diet is essential for a healthy immune system

What is the immune system?

The immune system is the body's defense against disease and is one of the most complex systems in the horse.

Making sure your horse gets a high quality, fully balanced diet with all the vitamins and minerals he needs is essential for a healthy immune system.

Appropriate feeding that meets (but not exceeds) the horse’s nutritional needs can help prevent immunity-related problems developing.

How to feed your horse a balanced diet 

To ensure your horse receives a balanced diet, make sure you give a concentrate feed according to the manufacturer’s recommended amounts for his size and workload.

If you’re feeding less than this, it’s important to add a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement to make up for any short-fall.

Choosing a feed or a supplement that contains prebiotics and probiotics can also benefit your horse as these help to maintain a healthy digestive system, which in turn promotes all round good health.

A variety of herbal supplements are available that can provide natural support to the immune system.