Getting Back Out There

As the lockdown is due to ease, many of us are looking forward to taking our horses out and about, whether that’s for some training at a clinic, the first competition of the season, or a fun ride to the beach! Our experienced team of feed technical nutritional advisors are gearing up for a busy … Continued

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How is your Golden Oldie coping after winter?

Managing a veteran horse can be a real challenge. OAP’s (Old Age Ponies, and horses) deserve the very best of care and require a huge commitment and attention to detail. Some horses require extra care and more support than others. We have developed the Keyflow Golden Oldies Checklist- to help you to ensure that the … Continued

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Lung Function and Performance

The horse’s lungs will inhale and exhale up to 2000 litres of air in a 5 furlong race.  Around 70% of the energy production will be anaerobic, whereas in a horse running over a longer distance, up to 90% will be anaerobic.  The process of anaerobic respiration is very fast, but inefficient, and it can … Continued

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Hydration, the Microbiome and Performance

A 500kg Thoroughbred contains approximately 300 litres of water. Optimal hydration will facilitate optimal performance. We know that dehydration can significantly affect performance but we are usually more aware of this in warm weather, and in horses who are worked at a level that induces sweating. We look at the water volume lost, and associated … Continued

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Dental or Digestive Compromise?

The process of digestion can be considered to be mechanical and/or chemical. The first stage of (mechanical) digestion starts as the teeth cut and grind the food. The teeth of a horse are constantly erupting, which means they emerge more from the gum over time. They do not look to get longer as they are … Continued

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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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