Dengie Healthy Hooves 20Kg DE19

Product description

HEALTHY HOOVES is a complete low-calorie, high-fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies, combining essential nutrients for healthy hooves with a light molasses coating. Healthy Hooves is approved by The Laminitis Trust.

Combining fibre sources that are all low in starch and sugars, Healthy Hooves is ideal for promoting gut health. A comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals are included to complement those naturally occurring in alfalfa to provide a balanced diet for your horse or pony.


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 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.

Feed 500g of Healthy Hooves per 100kg of your horse's bodyweight. Fibre weighs very little compared to mixes or cubes. It is important to weigh your scoop to ensure that you are feeding the correct amount. A large Stubbs scoop holds approxiamtely 500grams.

Horse or PonySize Guide (hh)Approx WeightBucket Feed per Day
Small Pony (eg: Welsh Pony, Exmoor)9-13200kg1kg or 2 scoops
Large Pony (eg: Fell)13.1-14.2300kg1.5kg or 3 scoops
Small Horse (eg: Arab)14.3-15.2400kg2kg or 4 scoops
Medium Horse (eg: Thoroughbred)15.3-16.2500kg2.5kg or 5 scoops
Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)over 16.2600kg3kg or 6 scoops