the rain warns Spillers
is a real risk of laminitis once grass starts to grow on pasture
parched by the long dry spell, warns Ruth Bishop, Technical Director.
is inevitable that rain will produce a flush of highly nutritious
grass this autumn. The parched, dry land conceals warm soil, where
plant nutrients have accumulated around the grass roots while there
has been no growth during the summer. Once rain arrives, the grass
plant will flourish in the same way as pasture which has been fertilised.
of horses and ponies at risk of laminitis are advised to manage
them as they would in the spring. Limit grazing once the grass grows
and use SPILLERS HAPPY HOOF, the very palatable and balanced chopped
fibre feed or SPILLERS HIGH FIBRE CUBES, the complete low calorie
feed which perfectly meets horses and ponies needs for
a high fibre diet. Both feeds are approved by the Laminitis Trust,
to safely meet nutritional needs.
Bishop, says: This type of grass is very high in nutrient
value. Laminitis is a real risk for horses and ponies turned out
for a large part of the day. Do not be fooled by the apparent lack
of lush grass. Think of your lawn as a barometer of grass growth
and you will realise that your paddocks are growing at the same
you would like to discuss your horses diet with one of our
qualified nutritionists telephone the SPILLERS Care Line on + 44
(0)1908 226626 or send an email to email@example.com.
For further information visit the SPILLERS website at www.spillers-feeds.com