Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

£13.69

A complete low-calorie, high-fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies, containing essential nutrients for healthy hooves.

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Description

We still have limited opening for Animal and Farm Supplies. Please order online or by phone and we will contact you to arrange collection from Threapwood yard or to limited local deliveries. (We have now extended to more postcodes for bulky deliveries. Small items can be delivered throughout the UK)
*Note the Yard is closed unless we have called you to arrange collection*

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 for healthy Hooves Molasses Free

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.
How To get The Most Out Of Feeding Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

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.

Specification

Weight

20kg

Brand

Delivery & Returns

We still have limited opening for Animal and Farm Supplies. Please order online or by phone and we will contact you to arrange collection from Threapwood yard or to limited local deliveries. (We have now extended to more postcodes for bulky deliveries. Small items can be delivered throughout the UK)
*Note the Yard is closed unless we have called you to arrange collection*

**Covid-19 Update**

Due to the unprecedented nature of the current situation we have made changes to how we can deliver your products. We are only able to accept orders for pre-arranged no contact collection at your yard or for pre-arranged deliveries. The yard will be open between 09.00 and 14.00 hrs from Monday 30th March for local animal and farm supplies only. 

Please do not just turn up at our store, you will be turned away. We are open only for prearranged no contact collections or prearranged deliveries. We will call you to arrange your collection slot.

Thank you for your support at this difficult time.

Delivery

We endeavour to post out your goods the same day they are ordered; however in busy periods this can take a little longer.

UK Orders (other than local)

  • Standard UK delivery for small items is £8.40 inc VAT or free over £250
  • Smaller items are posted Tracked 48 with Royal Mail and usually take 1-4 days from point of order to arrive
  • Bulky or multiple items delivery is from £6 or free if order value is over £250 to local postcodes only.

Local Delivery 

  • Local Delivery is classed as to any in the following postcodes : –
      • ST*
      • DE*
      • CW*
      • NG*
      • WS*
  • Standard local delivery for small items is £8.40  or free over £250
  • Bulky or multiple items delivery is from £6 or free if order value is over £250.

International Orders

  • We do not at this time deliver outside the UK but please contact us for special orders.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for our full delivery policy.

Returns Policy

The following is a quick guide to our returns policy:

If you are not delighted with your purchase you have the right to cancel within 14 days of your purchase, or 14 days from the receipt of the goods (whichever is longer). 

In all cases of returns, please email us first to tell us about the issue. If you receive goods which are faulty, or not as ordered, we will give you the option of a refund or replacement, and we will pay for the return costs of the faulty goods. 

If you simply change your mind, then we will still refund the purchase price provided you return the goods in an ‘as new’ condition, with all packaging and instructions. You will be responsible for the cost of returning unwanted items, and you should use a tracked or signed for service to do this.

 In very rare circumstances our suppliers may charge us a restocking fee for goods we don’t normally hold. If you have simply changed your mind and return an item, we may pass on this cost in rare circumstances.

  • You have 14 days to return a non-sale item to us; items must be in their original packaging, unworn and not damaged. A full refund or exchange will be given.
  • You have 14 days to return a sale item to us for a full refund; items must be in their original packaging, unworn and not damaged. A full refund or exchange will be given. 
  • We offer an extended period of returns at Christmas for goods purchased as Christmas presents. Last return date for Christmas presents is January 14th.
  • You must make your own arrangements to return goods to us and all postage costs are to be covered by you unless the goods are deemed faulty

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