The products shown on these pages are suggested as broad guidelines and include a range of feeds which may be suitable for your horse. Each horse is different and we do welcome enquiries via our helpline 01728 604008 or email email@example.com so that we can make specific suggestions tailored to your horse and individual circumstances.
Horses and ponies prone to laminitis must be managed carefully and fed a high fibre, low sugar and low starch diet. This is so much more than just putting the horse on a strict, low calorie diet. Very strict diets can increase the risk of ulcers; increase the risk of colic; be very stressful; lead to malnutrition. Feed the right sort of food and plenty of it to keep everything functioning well. Simple System feeds are ideal as they are based on forages and so are naturally low in sugar and starch. Additional support is available with MetaSlim.
Increasing metabolic rate is also effective. We would recommend applying the following management practices:
• No (or reduced) rugging
• In warmer months, wash down with cold water after exercise
• Provide environmental enrichment (feed balls, scratching posts, forage blocks, stable mirrors) to give your horse other things to do than just eat
• Track systems in paddocks will increase natural exercise, or long narrow strips are better than square pens
• Company is important for social interaction, playing and mutual grooming