Young Animal Feeds Ltd.
Equine Feeding Myth Dispelled
of a unique new product, combining a specific mix of ingredients
that have a high inclusion of sugar beet pulp, have finally dispelled
an age-old equine myth that soaking pulp is alwyays essential.
long last it has been scientifically proven that sugar beet pulp
can be included in a high horse diet without the inconvenience of
at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, following extensive trials,
have announced this major breakthrough in horse feeding.
trials, led by Dr. Meriel Moore-Colyer, who has a PhD in equine
nutrition, were commissioned earlier in the year by Youngs Animal
Feeds Ltd in readiness for the launch of a brand new product into
the equine market place.
Moore-Colyers findings which will be contained in a
detailed scientific report will make Youngs Molichop
Shreddi a uniquely formulated product when it is launched this autumn.
will be the first time in the UK that a manufacturer has developed
a horse feed with a high inclusion of dry sugar beet pulp in a special
way that enables the horse to enjoy the benefits without the risk
of digestive upset. At the same time backed up by scientific evidence
on the bag.
Spock, regularly used by the students on the HND equine
studies course currently wearing a nappy during an in vivo digestability
owners have always balked at feeding dry sugar beet pulp. Its
been drummed into them from pony club days that sugar beet pulp
should be soaked", said Dr. Moore-Colyer.
needed to be scientifically proven that you can feed dry sugar beet
pulp at a 30% concentration which is why the trials went ahead.
Youngs want to make accurate recommendations to horse owners.
"Its definitely a novel feed", said Dr. Moore-Colyer,
a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, which has a
Home Office licence for an eight loose box research unit on the
unlike anything else on the market and I think it will be extremely
useful for feeding to all horses whether they are working or resting.
Its a completely new departure a new way for horse
owners to think of feeding their animals.
see this feed as taking the science to the individual horse owner.
This is a trial that every single new feed should be subject to
before put on the market and it is to the credit of Youngs Animal
Feeds that they have been prepared to do this.
Shreddi is an exciting development and the intake by the trial horses
has been very good. All warm blood and thoroughbred horses really
was fed to them as a sole diet and they flourised and kept excellent
condition throughout the 12 week trial. Two percent of their live
weight has been fed in dry matter each day for the entire period
of the trial.
fibre energy and nutrient content have met the requirements
none of the horses has been given an additional feed during the
trial", she added.
Peter Dollin, a director of Youngs Animal Feeds, of Congleton, Cheshire,
an established market leader, said the trials supported their own
evidence that reasonable levels of sugar beet shreds when combined
with the right ingredients in the optimum balance, could be safely
included in a feed without the need for prior soaking.
feeders have had it drummed into them that sugar beet must be soaked.
The minute you mention sugar beet and no soaking it is not believed.
combination of ingredients in the formulation enables the Shreddi
sugar beet diet to be easily and safely fed to horses",
further information contact Mr. Peter Dollin on 01782 791209.