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Nutrition Consultation can help you with a whole variety of problems and challenges with your horse, whatever their job is.

Nutrition and feeding are important whether your horse is a companion pony, a pleasure riding horse, a show hunter or an elite eventer or racehorse.

General Health

Correct nutrition supplied by a balanced diet is vital for good health. Because horses are fed a variety of feedstuffs including forage, compounds and supplements, supplying a balanced diet can be a challenge.

Nutrition and feeding advice can help to:

  • Produce a shiny horse full of health and vitality
  • Promote weight gain or weight loss
  • Ensure a balanced diet
  • Maintain a healthy immune system
  • Encourage a fussy eater
  • Formulate a ration with natural and/or organic feed

Clinical Nutrition

Horses and ponies may suffer from a variety of feed-related illnesses, and advice can help to both avoid such problems and manage existing ones.

You may also have been referred by your vet. Get advice on how to:

  • Avoid feed related illnesses such as laminitis and tying up (rhabdomyolysis)
  • Manage existing feed-related illnesses
  • Manage feed-related abnormal behaviour such as windsucking and crib-biting
  • Use feed supplements to their best advantage

Performance

Sports nutrition for horses is currently the focus of some exciting research. Factors such as diet composition, time of feeding, electrolyte supply, post-exercise feeding and pre-competition feeding can have effects on athletic performance.

Advice about correct nutrition for your equine athlete can help to:

  • Train to peak fitness
  • Achieve optimal performance
  • Obtain efficient recovery rates
  • Reduce the risk of injuries, especially in young equine athletes
  • Avoid performance-related health problems including gastric ulcers and stereotypical behaviour (previously called vices)

Growth and Reproduction

Correct nutrition is fundamental for the creation of new life, and growth of a healthy body depends on a balanced supply of nutrients.

Advice about correct nutrition helps to:

  • Improve conception rates
  • Maintain breeding potential in stallions
  • Avoid stress related problems during weaning
  • Produce healthy growth curves in youngstock
  • Avoid development orthopaedic disease including epiphysitis and OCD
  • Fulfil genetic potential

Old age

Many more horses and ponies are living into their twenties and even thirties nowadays, and they often require specialist care and feeding.

Nutrition and feeding advice can help to:

  • Replace unprocessed (long) dietary fibre sources with feeds suitable for horses with little chewing ability
  • Maintain condition, even during the winter months
  • Manage age-related disorders such as equine cushings syndrome
  • Maintain a good quality of life