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#tiptuesday - Why do we need to take extra care when feeding senior horses?
Dental health plays a big part in feeding a senior horse, as their teeth change and decline as they age. Here are a few key reasons why this impacts our feed choices:

💡Did you know that your horse's teeth continue to erupt throughout their lifetime at a rate of 2-3mm a year? As the horse chews, it continuously wears its teeth down, so they have 'reserve' crown below the gum line that erupts. Their teeth are considered fully grown at around 8-10 years of age.

💡The reserve tooth narrows as it goes down below the gum line, so as it erupts, gaps form between the teeth making it easy for feed, especially grass and hay to get stuck.

💡The remaining teeth have less of an anchor under the gum and can become wobbly and sore and leave the horse susceptible to periodontal disease.

💡Chewing can become increasingly difficult and painful for them, which can lead to loss of appetite, inefficient eating, weight loss and choke.

𝗦𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗱?
✔️EASY TO CHEW - it should be easy to chew and ideally soak into a soft mash so horses with poor dentition can still eat it comfortably and efficiently and it can reduce the risk of choke.

✔️FOCUS ON FIBRE - because their forage and hay intake can be impacted, look for built in fibre and consider adding a fibre supplement mash.

✔️EXTRA PALATABILITY - older horses can be fussy when it comes to eating, so the feed should be highly palatable (extra yummy).

✔️HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE - the digestive system can also become less efficient in senior horses, so the feed should be concentrated and nutritious, so they can digest it easily.

𝗪𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱:
𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗯𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 are formulated with the senior horse in mind. They are concentrated, high-calorie fibre-based cubes that soak easily into a palatable mash. They also support gut health with the addition of pre & probiotics.
Pair these with 𝗟𝘂𝗽𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗯𝗲𝘀, our super fibre mash, to provide easily digestible fibre that is high in prebiotics to support their gut function and health.
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#tiptuesday - Why do we need to take extra care when feeding senior horses? 
Dental health plays a big part in feeding a senior horse, as their teeth change and decline as they age. Here are a few key reasons why this impacts our feed choices:

💡Did you know that your horses teeth continue to erupt throughout their lifetime at a rate of 2-3mm a year? As the horse chews, it continuously wears its teeth down, so they have reserve crown below the gum line that erupts. Their teeth are considered fully grown at around 8-10 years of age. 

💡The reserve tooth narrows as it goes down below the gum line, so as it erupts, gaps form between the teeth making it easy for feed, especially grass and hay to get stuck. 

💡The remaining teeth have less of an anchor under the gum and can become wobbly and sore and leave the horse susceptible to periodontal disease.

💡Chewing can become increasingly difficult and painful for them, which can lead to loss of appetite, inefficient eating, weight loss and choke. 

𝗦𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗱?
✔️EASY TO CHEW - it should be easy to chew and ideally soak into a soft mash so horses with poor dentition can still eat it comfortably and efficiently and it can reduce the risk of choke.

✔️FOCUS ON FIBRE - because their forage and hay intake can be impacted, look for built in fibre and consider adding a fibre supplement mash. 

✔️EXTRA PALATABILITY - older horses can be fussy when it comes to eating, so the feed should be highly palatable (extra yummy). 

✔️HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE - the digestive system can also become less efficient in senior horses, so the feed should be concentrated and nutritious, so they can digest it easily. 

𝗪𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱:
𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗯𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 are formulated with the senior horse in mind. They are concentrated, high-calorie fibre-based cubes that soak easily into a palatable mash. They also support gut health with the addition of pre & probiotics. 
Pair these with 𝗟𝘂𝗽𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗯𝗲𝘀, our super fibre mash, to provide easily digestible fibre that is high in prebiotics to support their gut function and health.
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