Author Archive | Hilary Snow

Product Information Sheet (10 August 2018)

All Feetfirst Hay is made by us from our unique mix of traditional pasture grasses. It does not contain clover or ryegrass. It is all first cut, top quality hay professionally made specifically for horses and ponies. Every lot has been fully analysed and is always under 10% combined sugar (ESC) and starch, which is […]

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Laminitis Update

Laminitis Update’ (McGowan 2018) is an excellent summary of the key findings and practical implications of the scientific review ‘Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis’ (Patterson-Kane et al. 2018). The take- home points for the horse owner are: • Laminitis is a clinical sign of underlying systemic disease. It is not a disease in its […]

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Feetfirst Hay Why would I feed low sugar and starch hay? Reducing sugar and starch intake is considered good practice in the management of horses and ponies at risk or already suffering from laminitis due to overweight, PPID, EMS or Insulin resistance. Horses suffering from gastric ulcers are also recommended to […]

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Understanding and Managing Autumn Laminitis

Autumn laminitis can be challenging to manage. A late season flush of grass, Insulin Resistance or PPID can trigger a cascade of events that lead to laminitis. Best practice is to monitor and regulate ACTH levels, reduce sugar (ESC) and starch intake and provide regular exercise to help manage weight and Insulin Resistance. When laminitis […]

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Winter Weather Feeding

Fed up, struggling with frozen taps, freezing haynets and cold hands? Nobody enjoys soaking hay, even in good weather. With Feetfirst Hay you can forget all this. Fully tested and shown to have less than 10% combined sugar and starch it does not need soaking to remove sugars. So you can get on with riding […]

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