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Support your horse this winter with Bluegrass Horse Feed

AS we move into the colder months, we should look at our horse’s current feeding plan and consider changes that they might need to support them during winter.

The colder temperatures and shorter days will often lead to increased time spent in stables and often a reduction in workload. This is a great time to look at your current feeding plan and making changes to suit your horses – good-doers might need management to keep those extra calories under control, whereas the poor-doers might need extra support to increase condition.

Fibre should be the foundation of your horses’ diet, according to NRC guidelines, it is recommended to provide high-quality forage at 1.5% of body weight per day in dry matter (for 500kg horse). Providing optimal fibre supports gastrointestinal health and provides key energy and nutrient sources to support normal bodily functions. Looking after their gut health is particularly important when the amount of time spent in the stable increases, natural grazing reduces and we create the risk of increased periods of time without food, which can lead to the development of conditions, such as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).

TURMASH

Bluegrass Horse Feed specifically formulated a conditioning mash to support horses that struggle with weight gain and to provide a high fibre alternative to a cereal feeds.

Bluegrass Turmash has five key aspects:

– High in Fibre – 20% crude fibre content, formulated to support gut and gastric health.

– Low in Starch – Only 4.3% starch, ideal for horses with digestive sensitivity or suffering from metabolic conditions, such as laminitis or PPID.

– Cereal Free – Turmash contains super fibres and oils to provide a slow-release energy source, replacing the need for cereals.

– Contains Flax Oil – To help improve condition and weight gain, Turmash contains cold-pressed flax oil. It is a high-quality source of omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to promote joint and coat health.

– Contains Turmeric – Turmash contains 25,000mg of turmeric per 2kg (dry weight). Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and has shown to have positive effects on horses suffering from osteoarthritis.

Bluegrass Turmash can be fed as an additional fat or fibre supplement on top of your horses’ current feed. It is a diverse product than can be fed to increase weight, to promote top line, to increase palatability of a feed, to increase water intake or to increase fibre content.

Turmash can be fed to a wide range of horses, including those in hard work, at maintenance or seniors with worn or missing teeth. It must be soaked before feeding at one-part Turmash nuts to three parts water.

For help with incorporating Turmash into your horse’s diet, contacting the Bluegrass Horse Feed nutritional helpline +44 (0)28 3754 8276 or info@bluegrasshorsefeed.com

What our customers think

“I have been looking for a suitable conditioning feed for my stressy, weaver show jumper, who is very hard to keep condition on. I have tried numerous feeds, but nothing helped him gain weight. I tried Turmash about a month ago and I cannot believe the difference in him already. He is putting on weight and it’s not making him ‘fizzy’, as he is super spooky. I am so thrilled to have found this product.” – Grace O’Connor

“It’s easy to use, quick to soak, great to give extra condition and it’s very palatable, so ideal for fussy feeders. It also has the added anti-inflammatory benefits associated with turmeric; I am delighted with the results.”

– Olive Clarke

“Can’t believe how easy it is to work with and how quickly it soaks. Happy with the condition I’ve seen it add to the horses. The added benefit of the turmeric and its natural anti-inflammatory properties is a huge bonus.” – Lindsay Graham

Bree Rutledgehttp://www.farmweek.com

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: b.rutledge@farmweek.com or horseweek@farmweek.com or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.


Email: b.rutledge@farmweek.com

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