What is the best horse feed balancer?
The Best Horse Feed Balancers
- Blue Chip Feed Original Horse Feed Balancer.
- Protexin Equine Premium Gut Balancer.
- Blue Chip Feed Super Concentrated Calming Balancer.
- NAF Five Star Optimum Balancer.
- NAF Haylage Balancer.
- Nettex Gut Balancer for Horses.
- TopSpec Lite Feed Balancer.
- Dodson & Horrell Be Calm Horse Feed Balancer.
Are balancers good for horses?
Balancers are a low intake concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and sometimes protein designed to balance the horses diet and provide all the essential nutrients required for optimum health and performance. Feeding below the required amount will result in a vitamin and mineral deficiency.
What do balancers do for horses?
Quite simply put; a balancer contains the essential vitamins, minerals and protein that a horse needs in their diet that they may not be getting from forage alone or when fed a calorie restricted diet.
Can I feed balancer on its own?
Feed Balancers can be fed on their own or as a base to which other feed is added. Feed size should not exceed 2kg (dry weight) for a 500kg horse.
What is the best feed for horses with ulcers?
Performance Fibre is ideal if you have a fussy feeder. Include alfalfa in the feed for horses with ulcers. Research has shown that alfalfa is a better buffer to acidity than other fibre sources due to its protein and calcium content.
What is copra horse feed?
Copra is a by-product of coconut oil production from the dried white flesh of the coconut (not the dark husk or hull). Copra is rarely a main ingredient in horse feed, and it is primarily fed as a supplement in regions where coconuts are grown and processed or where the product is easily available.
Do you soak balancer?
How… Like all feeds, a feed balancer should be introduced gradually into the diet over a period of seven to 10 days and the total amount divided between the daily feeds. It can be mixed with a little soaked sugar beet, and should always be fed with some chaff to encourage chewing and saliva production.
Is alfalfa bad for laminitis?
Because alfalfa hay is more nutrient dense than typical grass hay, more care needs to be taken when feeding alfalfa. Alfalfa hay can cause horses to founder and develop laminitis due to the excess nutrients provided by the high quality hay if too much is fed.
Can too much protein cause laminitis?
A diet high in protein is often thought to contribute to conditions such as laminitis, colic, tying up and excitability. In truth, it’s high levels of starch and sugar that present a nutritional risk factor for such conditions, not protein.
What is the best feed balancer for horses?
The Best Horse Feed Balancers 1. Blue Chip Feed Original Horse Feed Balancer. The standard size of this original horse feed balancer is 15kg, so… 2. Protexin Equine Premium Gut Balancer. Designed to support your horse from the inside out, this balancer does what it… 3. Blue Chip Feed Super
How do I know if my horse needs a ration balancer?
Unfortunately, not all ration balancers will come conveniently labeled as “ration balancer”. Look at the guaranteed analysis and feed instructions on the back of the bag. The protein level should be high – around 30% – and the feed rate will be 1lb to 2lb per day for the average 1,000lb horse.
What is the difference between a complete feed and ration balancer?
Because of the higher expected daily intake, the concentration of minerals and vitamins per pound in the complete feeds tends to be lower compared to a ration balancer’s.
Why choose Spillers balancer range?
SPILLERS Balancer range has the answer. It provides concentrated nutrition without unwanted calories to balance a forage based diet and can make up for the shortfall in nutrients if you are feeding less than the recommended amount of compound feed. There is a SPILLERS Balancer to meet every horse or pony’s need, from foals through to seniors.