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Dengie - Healthy Hooves Molasses Free - 20kg

Dengie - Healthy Hooves Molasses Free - 20kg

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A nutritionally-balanced, low-sugar and starch feed for promoting healthier joints and stronger hooves. Ideal for those prone to laminitis.

Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a complete low-calorie, high-fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help keep horses and ponies looking and feeling fabulous, and their feet in great condition. Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free contains just 2.5% sugar which is found naturally in the fibrous ingredients. The starch levels are also extremely low (1.5%) because Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is 100% free from cereals or grains which are the main source of starch in mixes and cubes. Combining NIS (nutritionally improved straw) pellets, alfalfa pellets, oat straw, dried alfalfa and rapeseed oil, this feed contains the lowest levels of sugar and starch compared to any other complete fibre feed on the market, which makes Hooves Molasses Free the safest option today for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Also included is a full range of B vitamins including biotin at levels that research has shown to be effective at maximising hoof health. Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free also contains garlic for extra palatability, pellets for added interest and high fibre to provide slow release energy (essential for maximising gut health). Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is intended to be fed as the sole bucket feed alongside your horse’s normal hay or haylage ration. If using less than recommended quantities, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement should be used alongside. For horses and ponies at rest or in light work, Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is fed as the sole bucket feed. *Approved by The Laminitis Trust.

Key Features:
A blend of soft cereal straw with chopped and pelleted nutrient-rich alfalfa
Contains no added sugar (2.5%) and low in starch (1.5%)
Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is low in calories, providing 8.5MJ/kg of Digestible Energy
A light rapeseed oil coating provides slow-release energy and coat shine
Includes garlic to tempt fussy horses and ponies
The addition of Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, commonly known as MSM, provides a source of bio-available sulphur, which is particularly important for hooves. Sulphur is needed to bond keratin fibres together in the unique way that gives hoof horn its hardness and flexibility
Dengie low calorie feeds typically contain around 0.2-0.25% sulphur. The addition of MSM increases the level in Healthy Hooves Molasses Free by around 30%
High quality forages such as alfalfa are abundant in natural vitamins and minerals. In low calorie formulations where straw is included to bring the calorie value down, the mineral levels are also reduced. The use of premixes and ingredients such as MSM help to counter this effect.
Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is packed with B vitamins including biotin at levels that research has shown to improve hoof quality. When fed at the recommended rates it will provide a 500kg horse with 15mg of biotin per day
Ideal for horses in light work, good do-ers and laminitis prone horses
When fed at the recommend rate (500g per 100kg bodyweight) Healthy Hooves Molasses Free will provide your horse with a balanced diet

How To get The Most Out Of Feeding Healthy Hooves Molasses Free
Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is designed to be fed as the sole bucket feed alongside your horse’s normal hay/haylage ration. It is important that it is fed at the recommended quantities in order to provide the levels of nutrients your horse or pony requires; feeding less may affect condition and performance. If using less than recommended quantities, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement should be used alongside. Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is intended for horses and ponies at rest or in light work if fed as the sohayle bucket feed.

Top tips for managing horse and ponies prone to Laminitis
Soaking hay reduces the sugar content
Use small holed nets to make hay last longer
• Use low calorie fibre feeds such as Hi-Fi Lite alongside hay to provide more variety in your horse or pony’s ration
Use late cut hay that is stalky as it will have a lower calorie content
Use a grazing muzzle – research has shown it can reduce grass intake by around 75%
Increase exercise – even if it doesn’t promote weight loss it helps to reduce the risk of insulin resistance which is a contributing factor to laminitis
Avoid cereal mixes or cubes – only half a scoop of low energy mix provides enough energy for 20 minutes schooling

Composition:
Oat straw, alfalfa pellets, dried alfalfa, rape seed oil, garlic, vitamin and mineral premix.

Analytical Constituents:
Digestible Energy 8.5MJ/kg, Protein 9.0%, Oil 5.0%, Ash (mineral) 9.5%, Fibre 27.0%, Copper 12mg/kg, Selenium 0.25mg/kg, Zinc 64.0mg/kg, Biotin 6.0mg/kg, Naturally Occurring Sugar 2.5%, Starch 1.5%.

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