Q – What does it mean if a feed is approved by The Laminitis Trust?
A – The Laminitis Trust has established an approval mark for horse feeds after consultation with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. Approval will be given to feeds which reach certain standards as outlined by the scientific committee of the Laminitis Trust.
The purpose of the mark is to help horse owners identify feeds which are considered suitable for horses and ponies which either are considered prone to laminitis, or are suffering from laminitis. High quality ingredients and high standards of quality control are necessary for products with a high fibre and low levels of rapidly fermentable carbohydrates.
Laminitis Trust approved feeds from British Horse Feeds
Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet from British Horse Feeds are both approved by the Laminitis Trust. This means the feeds are suitable for horses and ponies which are considered prone to laminitis, or are suffering from laminitis.
Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a highly nutritious beet pulp feed. It is unmolassed 95% sugar free and provides an excellent source of digestible fibre. Due to its unique manufacturing process Speedi-Beet can be soaked and ready to use in 10 minutes.
Fibre-Beet from British Horse Feeds is formulated using all the benefits of Speedi-Beet incorporated with good quality Alfalfa, making it a great conditioning feed. This low sugar/high fibre feed also contains added Biotin to help maintain hoof integrity.
Speedi-Beet is an ideal fibre source for horses’ prone to laminitis as it releases the required nutrients without generating large amounts of lactic acid. Including Speedi-Beet in the diet means owners can reduce the amount of hard feed and “risky” forage sources.
Both Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet are made from pure unmolassed sugar beet pulp and are excellent fibre providers.
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