DIGESTION - Naturally Good
Digestion with Lifeforce from
Naturally Good Digestion with Lifeforce from
Good digestive health in horses is the secret to all
round good health, including strong hooves and
a shiny coat. The Lifeforce Range from Alltech
is designed to deliver the correct combination of
natural ingredients to optimise digestive health in
Offering horse owners a simple choice between three
supplements the Lifeforce Range includes Lifeforce
Focus, Lifeforce Elite and the original Lifeforce
Formula and is aimed at horses in three specific
LIFEORCE FOCUS is for leisure horses in low
activity or those that spend a lot of time grazing. It
creates an ideal digestive environment which allows
good bacteria to work most effectively throughout
the gut helping to prevent digestive upsets. It also
addresses challenges related to weight loss and body
condition and provides organic trace minerals that
are more easily absorbed and maintained.
LIFEFORCE ELITE is for competition horses and
those often faced with stressful situations. The
constant travelling and training of our top horses can
have a negative impact on their digestive health.
Lifeforce Elite supports a healthy immune system,
increases the availability of antioxidants, stimulates
an anti-inflammatory response and naturally
maintains hydration which helps aid recovery. It
creates an ideal digestive environment and enhances
peak body and muscular condition.
LIFEFORCE FORMULA is for breeding horses
and those in moderate activity levels and provides
the building blocks to enhance the body’s own
natural immune system. It maintains a well
balanced microflora in both gastrointestinal tract
and the caecum, which allows your horse to extract
maximum nutrients from all its feed sources.
Lifeforce Formula also improves the quality of a
mares’ milk which in turn promotes healthy growth
in young foals, supports the reproductive system
of both mares and stallions which increases the
likelihood of a successful mating.
The Lifeoforce Range is available in 5kgTubs
which provides a three month supply.
Prices start from £60 .Please visit
www.lifeforcehorse.co.uk for more information,
Keeping your Horse Happy with
In the midst of winter, it’s inevitable that most
horses will probably see more of their stable, than
their field. The combination of bad weather and less
daylight hours mean that your horse may be stabled
for longer periods, so how can you keep him healthy
and happy with this change of routine?
Verdo Horse Bedding, the cost effective and
environmentally friendly bedding
solution gives Everything Horse
readers some top tips for keeping your
horse happy and healthy this season.
Perhaps the most important factor to
your horse’s well being is to introduce
changes slowly to his routine. If you
know you will be reducing his turnout, then start this
process gradually before the bad weather or daylight
completely fades. Suddenly going from all day/night
turn out to being stabled for 8 hours or more can
unsettle some horses.
Make sure that your horse has plenty of roughage
to munch on, when stabled. If your horse is a quick
eater, choose a haynet with smaller holes or double
up two haynets to slow down his eating.
Stable toys can provide entertainment and fun and
there are plenty on the market from snack balls
PERFORMANCE - PER4MANCE BOOSTER by
Combining honey, glucose and ginseng, Equimins’ Per4mance Booster helps to
boost body and mind.
through to licks and play balls, but always introduce
anything new to your horse whilst you are present
and if in doubt always remove it before heading
Your choice of bedding is also an important
consideration over the winter months. Keeping
a consistent and quality supply is essential.
Fortunately Verdo Horse Bedding is manufactured
here in the UK at our own plant, which is in
production 364 days a year and because it’s a clever
pellet bedding, it’s easy to store and takes up very
little room, which unlike shavings and straw, means
that you can buy in bulk if you are concerned that
bad weather will interrupt delivery.
Looking for a bedding product that
has a low dust content is also key
especially for those equines with
respiratory issues, Verdo has less
than 1% dust and as the pellets are
heat treated and made only from
virgin UK softwood, they are also
hygienic and 100% biodegradable.
Your bedding choice can make a difference to your
horse’s feet too. Long periods standing on wet
bedding can cause medical issues such as thrush
and again Verdo is highly absorbent, able to absorb
three times its own weight in liquid. Good stable
management is of course key, so skipping out
regularly and picking out feet also helps prevent
Even if the weather is awful, you should try and get
your horse out of his stable for a leg stretch for a few
minutes each day to break up his day and allow him
to move properly. If your horse is used to
being turned out with others, then allowing
him to groom a friend over the stable door
can help lift his mood and some horse
owners report that putting up a stable mirror
can also help.
Whatever the winter weather, stabling your
horse doesn’t have to mean his happiness
and health has to suffer!
The instant energy shot can be used when extra energy or concentration is required, to give a little extra umph. It’s ideal for those who event, hunt, jump and
race and should be given at a rate of 50ml up to three times a day as need ed.
Per4mance Booster is available in 1L, 2.5L and 5L containers, and prices start
For stockist enquiries: 01264 342 009
For more information see www.equimins.com, email email@example.com or
Everything Horse UK Magazine • February 2014 • Issue 5
Issue 5 • February 2014 • Everything Horse UK Magazine