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A new fibre feed for older horses and ponies has been produced by Spillers.

Spillers Senior Fibre aims to supply older equines with the extra nutritional support they need to help them stay healthy.

The feed is a balanced blend of natural fibres containing short chopped alfalfa and straw together with mint, garlic and soya oil.

Older horses may also have stiffer joints, be less effective at digesting certain nutrients and they may have compromised immunity.

Spillers Senior Fibre contains glucosamine to help support joint function, live yeast to support fibre digestion and maintain gut health and vitamin E and selenium to help support the immune system.

The short chop and soft texture is also designed to make it easier on the mouth for older horses who have worn or fewer teeth and are struggling to chew and grind properly.

Clare Barfoot, registered nutritionist and research and Development manager for Spillers said: “Horses and ponies are living longer and longer and many continue to lead active lives well into their 20s and 30s. This is in no small part down to improved nutritional support. Adding a purpose-designed fibre to your senior feed can help support overall health, condition and general wellbeing.”

Spillers Senior Fibre costs £11.99.

For more information visit: www.spillers-feeds.com