Tour Unravels Feeding Confusion
to know the latest information about feeding your horse but worried
that it will leave you even more confused?
despair, thanks to equine nutrition specialists TopSpec Equine and
Masham Micronized Feeds help is on hand this autumn.
nationwide series of evening lectures have been planned which will
include talks by equine nutrition lecturer Dr Derek Cuddeford from
the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University,
Simon Parker from Masham Micronized Feeds and Nicola Tyler from
will talk about 'Keeping the Balance Right'. He will explain how
understanding the horse's digestive system makes it easier to feed
correctly. Simon will look at recent developments in processing
straights like Speedi-Beet, while Nicola will lift the lid on the
feed bin providing advice on how to feed horses in a way that suits
their digestive system. She will outline how straights such as alfalfa,
sugar beet and cereals can be combined with either feed balancers
or supplements to feed different types of horses and ponies very
said: "Currently there is a lot of interest from horse owners
wanting to go back to basics and feed straights.
the huge increase in the use of haylage instead of hay, and the
application of modern technology to manufacturing straights, feeding
can now be much simpler.
is turning full circle with many owners delighted to return to traditional
methods and to give their horses less hard feed with many resultant
added: "The evening will aim to demystify feeding, showing
owners how simple it really is to have a healthy, fit horse thanks
to a clear feeding routine."
the talks a forum including an equine vet, nutritionists and competition
riders from several disciplines will answer questions on any equine
lectures take place on.
23 - The MacDonald Inchyra Hotel, Grange Road, Polmont, Falkirk,
24 - The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Leahurst, Chester High
Road, Neston, The Wirral
25 - Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate,
30 - The Holiday Inn, Dean Gate Avenue, Taunton, Somerset
1 - The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield,
2 - Stoneleigh Park Exhibition and Conference Centre, NAC, Stoneleigh
Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
doors open at 7pm when there will be a chance to talk to local equestrian
celebrities and equine vets, before the lectures start at 7.30pm.
cost £7.50 including coffee and biscuits, and everyone attending
will receive £3.50 worth of money-off vouchers plus free samples.
evening will also provide one lucky person with three bags of TopSpec
Feed Balancer and three bags of Speedi-Beet as the winner of the
Golden Ticket Prize Draw.
are available from participating vets and feed merchants or by contacting
Sophie Connor at TSM on 01724 784600.