The Dengie Low Down On Laminitis
With spring grass
round the corner many owners will be faced with the worry of laminitis,
which can be a real risk for all types of horses and ponies. One of the
most important preventative measures is to limit access to grazing through
the use of strip grazing, weight watcher paddocks or grazing muzzles.
it is important not to starve these animals as adequate fibre will
aid normal gut function and keep them occupied. Look for a high
fibre but low sugar and starch feed, such as Dengie Hi Fi Lite,
which is approved by The Laminitis Trust. Alfalfa based feeds have
the advantage of providing good quality protein and alfalfa has
been proven to improve both hoof quality and growth. Remember to
ensure that your horse or pony is still provided with adequate nutrients
by adding a vitamin and mineral supplement such as Dengie Optimum
or Farrier's Formula.
For further information call the Dengie Feedline 0845 345 5115 or
visit www.dengie.com or visit
The Laminitis Trust www.laminitis.org
Dengie announce continued support of The Laminitis Trust. Last year Dengie
raised £1500 toward research. Money was raised by the sales team
selling samples of the Dengie range at the shows attended.
Robert Eustace, Director
of The Laminitis Clinic in Wiltshire and founder of The Laminitis Trust,
Registered Charity No:1049266, says: "The Laminitis Trust was founded
in 1999 to raise funds for vital research into this crippling disease
which causes such misery to horses, ponies and even donkeys.
Sadly a cure continues
to elude the scientists, but we remain committed to continuing the fundraising
drive towards a dedicated research project. We much appreciate Dengie's
ongoing support in this regard."