Horses have their own built-in warmth system – a massive ‘internal heater’ called the hind gut – an important part of their digestive system for many reasons, which if fuelled correctly, will keep your horse warm, even on the coldest days. Tip 5: How to keep your horse warm during winter The hind gut operates … Continued
Horses are a little bit like children, they need to be guided in the right direction with what they eat. If they are left to choose for themselves they will almost always go for what is the sweetest, or not eat something healthy because ‘they don’t like it’. Perhaps more than any other time of the year, … Continued
Winter feeding tip # 3 – Fill the energy gap! It’s cold! Horses use significantly more energy when it’s cold and if we don’t make sure they are receiving the right amount of energy in their diet, they will lose weight, particularly the sensitive types. In addition to this grass doesn’t like the cold, so it’s growing rate slows down significantly. This … Continued
Staying on the theme of hay and haylage (or conserved forage), today we’ll talk about the importance of actually knowing how much your horse is eating each day – this is particularly important in winter when horses are stabled for longer periods and have limited or no access to pasture. As well as the quality of the forage you … Continued
Feeding in winter is an art, keeping your horse full of health through the coldest months of the year is challenging but we’re here to help. Our tip is to feed hay/haylage from the floor where possible Biomechanically, horses are designed to have their heads down when they eat. Grass grows on the ground and so for a … Continued
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Keyflow Statement for soya hull GM status and pesticide/glyphosate residues A note from our MD, Cam Price… Keyflow’s mantra and ethos is ‘through health, comes performance’. We take pride in our products and in the way they are made. We work with some of the most respected and trusted equine nutritionists in the world to … Continued
By Hadden Frost, Keyflow Technical Sales Manager and experienced and respected horseman. Stomach Ulcers in Thoroughbreds – “Prevention is the best cure” Thoroughbreds are incredible creatures – they have been trained and bred over hundreds of years to become finely tuned athletes, designed for performance, particularly in racing. It’s this athleticism and trainability which … Continued
Keyflow Feeds are proud to be a part of the BETA NOPS Assurance Scheme, put in place by BETA to help minimise the risk of Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) in equine feed. To become a part of the BETA NOPS Assurance Scheme, our company, as well as our suppliers and partners must adhere to … Continued
By: Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R.Nutr With colder weather potentially on the way and possibly snow in the coming months, many horses and ponies will no doubt benefit from some extra forage and concentrate feed to help keep them in good condition through the remaining winter months.