The latest addition to the SPILLERS portfolio is a high oil, alfalfa based fibre. Suitable for performance and leisure horses alike, SPILLERS Alfalfa-Pro Fibre is ideal for feeding alongside traditional compound feeds and balancers.
Why choose SPILLERS Alfalfa-Pro Fibre?
• Alfalfa is an excellent source of fibre and high in quality protein and organic minerals.
• The short chopped fibre, combined with the natural buffering properties of alfalfa helps to support gastric health.
• The high oil content enhances coat shine and provides slow release energy (calories) for optimum condition.
• It contains a blend of slowly, moderately and rapidly fermentable fibres, helping to provide an ideal fibre matrix to support hindgut health.
• The blend of fibres creates a softer texture which is ideal for delicate mouths.
• Unlike many other high oil alfalfa products, SPILLERS Alfalfa-Pro Fibre contains added vitamin E to balance the oil content.
• It’s low in starch and sugar, helping to support digestive health and reduce the risk of excitability.
• SPILLERS Alfalfa Pro is one of only 4 products to currently hold the BETA EGUS approval mark.
What is the BETA EGUS approval mark?
• The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) mark, launched in March this year, was developed in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and identifies products suitable for horses and ponies prone to gastric ulcers as part of balanced diet.
• Prior to the launch of this scheme, feed companies were unable to market products as being suitable for horses ‘prone to’ any clinical condition other than laminitis.
• All feed companies can apply to the scheme but products must pass a three stage approval process before being awarded the mark.
• Approved products will be reviewed annually to ensure they still meet the criteria.
Did you know?
• Oil is approximately 2.5 times higher in energy (calories) compared to cereals and starch free, making it a sympathetic source of calories for horses and ponies requiring a low starch diet.
• If high levels of oil are fed, additional vitamin E is needed above normal nutritional requirements. For example, 100iu per 100mls of oil fed. Choosing a feed that already contains sufficient level of added vitamin E means you don’t need to worry about unbalancing the diet.
For more advice on SPILLERS Alfalfa-Pro Fibre or feeding horses and ponies prone to gastric ulcers Contact the Care-Line on 01908 226626.