Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

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HEALTHY HOOVES MOLASSES FREE is a complete low-calorie, high-fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies, containing essential nutrients for healthy hooves. Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is approved by The Laminitis Trust.

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a new tasty twist on an old favourite, with just one thing missing - the added sugar! It's still a complete feed with no need for any extras, packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help keep horses and ponies looking and feeling fabulous, and their feet in great condition.

The latest addition to the Dengie range - with a splash of rape seed oil added to replace the molasses - has been developed following requests for a molasses-free feed from customers. "Levels of key nutrients such as biotin are just the same, as we know they work," says technical manager Katie Williams, who is responsible for creating this low-calorie formulation.

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free contains just 2.5 per cent sugar, which is found naturally in the fibrous ingredients. "Even straw and alfalfa contain some sugar - feed is rarely, if ever, sugar-free," Katie adds.

Starch levels are also extremely low, at just 1.5 per cent, because the feed is completely free from cereals or grains, which are the main source of starch in mixes and cubes. These low levels of sugar and starch - less than any other complete fibre feed on the market - make Healthy Hooves Molasses Free the safest option today for horses and ponies that are prone to laminitis.

PROVEN NUTRIENTS

Several studies have been conducted into how much biotin a horse requires. A study published in the Equine Vet Journal (1992), found that greater growth rates and hardness of hooves was achieved at a daily feeding rate of 15mg of biotin than at 7.5mg in horses diets. The level of biotin included in Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free has been formulated accordingly and thus when fed at the recommended rates will provide a 500kg horse with 15mg of biotin per day.

Research published in the Vet Record (1987) demonstrated that alfalfa increases the quality and quantity of horn growth which was attributed to the highly available calcium and essential amino acids found naturally in alfalfa.

B vitamins have a wide range of functions within the horse's digestive system including energy metabolism and growth and development. Healthy Hooves was the first chopped fibre feed on the market with a full range of all these important nutrients.

For further information on this new product and dietary advice call the Dengie feedline on 0845 345 5115 to speak to a experienced and qualified nutritionist.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free has a full range of B vitamins including biotin at levels that research has shown to be effective at maximising hoof health – to get the benefit of these nutrients the recommended quantities need to be fed
  • Low sugar and starch - research has shown that horses and ponies predisposed to laminitis are at greater risk if fed cereals. Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is free from whole cereal grains.
  • Chelated Trace Minerals - these are important for improved bio-availability to the horse, i.e. they are more easily absorbed. Trace minerals are important for general condition including hooves and coat condition and are also integral components of the body’s antioxidant system.
  • Essential High-Fibre - fibre provides slow release energy and is essential for maximising gut health.
  • Highly palatable - Healthy Hooves Molasses Free contains added garlic for great palatability and pellets for added interest.

Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is designed to be fed as the sole bucket feed alongside your horse’s normal hay/haylage ration. It is important that it is fed at the recommended quantities in order to provide the levels of nutrients your horse or pony requires; feeding less may affect condition and performance. If using less than recommended quantities, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement should be used alongside. Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is intended for horses and ponies at rest or in light work if fed as the sole bucket feed.

Feed 500g of Healthy Hooves Molasses Free per 100kg of your horse's bodyweight. Fibre weighs very little compared to mixes or cubes. It is important to weigh your scoop to ensure that you are feeding the correct amount. A large Stubbs scoop holds approximately 500grams.

Horse or Pony Size Guide (hh) Approx Weight (kg) Bucket Feed per Day
Small Pony (eg: Welsh Pony, Exmoor) 9–13 200 1kg or 2 scoops
Large Pony (eg: Fell) 13.1–14.2 300 1.5kg or 3 scoops
Small Horse (eg: Arab) 14.3–15.2 400 2kg or 4 scoops
Medium Horse (eg: Thoroughbred) 15.3–16.2 500 2.5kg or 5 scoops
Large Horse (eg: Warmblood) over 16.3 600 3kg or 6 scoops

Nutritional analysis

Ingredients: Oat Straw, alfalfa pellets, dried alfalfa, NIS pellets, rape seed oil, garlic, vitamin and mineral premix.

The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.

Typical analysis ‘as fed’
Digestible Energy 8.5MJ/kg
Protein 9%
Oil 5%
Ash (mineral) 9.5
Fibre 27%
Copper 12mg/kg
Selenium 0.25mg/kg
Zinc 64mg/kg
Biotin 6mg/kg
Sugar 2.5%
Starch

1.5%

Standard Delivery

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Standard delivery to mainland UK addresses costs £4.95 including VAT for orders up to 30kg. Free standard delivery is available for all orders over £150 including VAT and weighing less than 30kg.

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Standard delivery is within 2-5 working days. Orders placed over weekends and bank holidays will be processed the next working day (Monday to Friday). While we will make every effort to deliver your items within the stated timescales we may not be able to guarantee this during circumstances out of our control.

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Other delivery options may be available for orders over 30kg. Please contact us via web@moleavon.co.uk or 01363 774940 to arrange a delivery.

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We can deliver to any address within the UK mainland, however orders to certain remote areas may take longer to be delivered. We do not deliver internationally.

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Click & Collect

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A free of charge Click & Collect service is now available in all Mole Avon Country Stores. This means you now have the option of placing an order online to pick up at your local store.

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When you have selected the item(s) you wish to Click & Collect, add them to your basket and follow the instructions to proceed to the checkout. On the Delivery Options page you can then select which Mole Avon Country Store you wish to collect your order from.

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We aim for your order to be ready to collect the next working day after 9am if ordered before 4pm, if stock is available at your chosen branch. You will receive an email when your order is ready to be collected and you will have 7 days to collect your order once it is ready.

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If you wish to return an item for any reason, you can either take the item(s) to your local store or send to:

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Devon
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