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28th August 2019 by Rowen Barbary

Tying Up In Horses

Tying Up In Horses

Diet is key in the management of horses prone to tying-up to help prevent further episodes, or other symptoms of muscle myopathies.

Where possible fibre in the form of grass or good quality hay or haylage should be fed ad-lib to help make up the largest portion of the diet.  Horses that need more than fibre alone to help meet the demands of work and to maintain condition can be fed a cereal free concentrate feed, ideally keeping the level of starch and sugar in the diet below 12%.  Oil can also be used as an energy source to help as part of a long term management plan.

Rowen Barbary Solution Mash is specifically designed for horses needing a specialist diet and can be fed as the sole concentrate feed.  This can be fed to horses of all ages and activity levels where a high fibre, cereal free diet is required and as it contains just 0.9% sugar and 4.5% starch it is ideal to use on horses that are prone to tying-up to help minimise the risk of further episodes.

Containing high levels of essential oils it helps provide an excellent source of slow release energy for improved stamina whilst helping horses to achieve the required body condition.  Super high levels of Vitamin E are also included helping support the immune system and maintain healthy antioxidant levels as well as additional Lysine and Methionine for optimal protein balance.

Alternatively, for horses with a limited appetite that need a calorie dense feed the supplement Rowen Barbary Sumo Original can be added into the diet.   Containing 50% vegetable oil alongside the necessary nutrients, specifically antioxidants, Sumo Original is the ideal high oil supplement to use to help promote excellent overall condition.