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Feeding Answers

If you've got a quick question, you might find the answer here. We've tried to think of everything and the category headers should help you find what you're looking for. If you're interested in a bit of background reading, we've given you links to the relevant articles in our extensive Nutrition Library too.

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General

General

How much feed a scoop holds, meal sizes, reading the back of a feed bag and other miscellaneous questions
Promoting Weight Gain & Condition

Promoting Weight Gain & Condition

Assess your horse’s condition and why he may have lost weight as well as what to feed and how to prevent weight loss in the future.
Beet Products

Beet Products

All you need to know about Baileys' preferred beet products, Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet.
Feeding Good-Doers

Feeding Good-Doers

How to feed those that get “fat on thin air”, assess their body condition and help them lose weight, if necessary.
Temperament

Temperament

Feeding the fizzy type or a horse who’s lazy, plus what to do if your horse is fussy
Gastric Ulcers

Gastric Ulcers

Find out what causes gastric ulcers, what the symptons are and how feeding can help.
Tying-Up

Tying-Up

Find out what causes tying-up and how adapting your feeding can help manage it.
Forage

Forage

How much to feed, whether to choose haylage or hay and the role of chaffs, as well as “to soak or not to soak”.
Laminitis

Laminitis

What causes laminitis, which horses are most at risk as well as feeding the overweight laminitic and one who needs to gain condition.
Veteran

Veteran

When to switch to a veteran feed, coping with failing teeth and other age-related disorders.
Competition

Competition

Discover when to feed a competition feed, how to promote stamina and promote top line as well as when to feed oats and other energy sources.
Stud

Stud

Feeding for fertility and the in-foal mare as well as growing foals, weaning and preparing youngsters for the show or sales ring.
Allergies & Intolerances

Allergies & Intolerances

The difference between allergies and intolerances, how to find out whether your horse suffers from one and choosing the right feed.
Box Rest & Recovery

Box Rest & Recovery

How to change your horse's diet when on box rest as well as ensuring he keeps a healthy gut, maintains condition and receives optimum nutrition for recovery.