SPILLERS has introduced a new molasses-free fibre with added texture and flavour to indulge your horse’s tastebuds and extend eating time, without growing waistlines.
Spillers Fibre Lite Molasses Free is a low-calorie soft chopped fibre feed with the flavoursome additions of grass nuts and garlic but no added sugar. Used as a double handful at mealtimes, it bulks the bucket out to extend eating time, supporting digestive health and mental wellbeing.
New research has shown that meals containing at least 15% of short chopped fibre or chaff can prolong feeding time by up to 50%, improving mental and physical health in the process (1).
“Chopped fibre is usually consumed more slowly than many feeds,” said Clare Barfoot RNutr, Marketing and Research and Development Director at Spillers. “This new study shows how the addition of chopped fibre can significantly decrease the rate of intake of that meal. Longer, slower eating periods have considerable health and welfare benefits, especially for horses that do not have free access to forage, so it makes absolute sense to always add an appropriate double handful of chaff at mealtimes.”
New Spillers Fibre Lite Molasses Free has been formulated to fulfil this role perfectly and is suitable for every horse or pony on the yard.
It’s a low-calorie fibre blend with short chopped alfalfa and straw to help slow eating time. Molasses-free and with no added sugar, it is also low in starch to support digestive health and minimise any risk of excitability. Added grass nuts and garlic enhance taste and texture, which together with the softness of the chop, make it extremely palatable and ideal as an accompaniment to a compound feed or balancer.
New Spillers Fibre Lite Molasses Free joins Spillers Alfalfa-Pro Fibre and Spillers Conditioning Fibre to provide fibre options for all: Spillers Alfalfa-Pro Fibre is a high oil alfalfa blend for optimum condition and digestive support, while Spillers Conditioning Fibre is the optimum choice to build condition and shine from within.
New Spillers Fibre Lite Molasses Free is available from your local stockist. You can benefit from a special introductory offer of £2.50 off flashed bags from January 18, while stocks last.
For more details, contact the Spillers Care-Line on + 44 (0)1908 226626 or visit: www.spillers-feeds.com.
(1) Factors Affecting the Rate and Measurement of Feed Intake for a Cereal-Based Meal in Horses Tara E. Campbell, Hunter Doughty, Patricia A. Harris, Melody A. de Laat, Martin N. Sillence
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