A balanced approach to your Broodmare

Even over 30 years ago, research conducted by the NRC (National Research Council) found that broodmares in the last trimester of gestation can have a 50% reduction in their appetite for forage, sometimes consuming as little as 1% bodyweight in hay. Their demand for forage returns slowly after parturition, but is still markedly reduced during … Continued

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Colic Red Alert!

Due to the constant changes in the current weather, the icy conditions and fluctuating temperatures, the Keyflow team have noticed a significant rise in the number of calls, messages and advice enquiries relating to horses suffering bouts of colic.  We have put together a series of colic prevention tips, to support you to keep your … Continued

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A Well Oiled Machine

A Keyflow® Approach to Feeding Omega 3 When we add oil to a Keyflow® feed, we don’t use solvent extracted soya oil. We use virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil, the exact same oil that you might use at home as a salad dressing. We use this oil because it has a far better omega 3: omega 6 … Continued

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Tip 4: Persistence pays off

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

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Tip 3 Fill the energy gap

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

Winter Feeding Tip

Tip 1 Why you should feed hay on the floor

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

Winter Feeding Tip