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Winter Well With Re-Covery Mash

15.12.2021
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RE-COVERY Mash is this season's essential to help increase fibre and water intake during the colder weather. High in fibre, low in starch and sugar, the banana flavoured mash can be fed as and when needed to ensure the fussiest of eaters take additional water and fibre on board this winter.

Find out the answers to your frequently asked questions

HOW QUICKLY DOES IT SOAK?

RE-COVERY MASH soaks in 5-10 minutes when using warm water and is the perfect winter warmer for horses and ponies of all ages. The mash can also be soaked in cold water for 15 -20 minutes.

can i feed re-covery mash on a daily basis?

Yes, the mash doesn't contain a full range of vitamins and minerals so can be fed alongside your horse's normal feeding regime without causing a nutritional. imbalance. Rich in 'Super-Fibres', quality proteins and electrolytes, the mash can be fed as and when needed to support water and fibre intake without disturbing the horses normal routine.

is re-covery mash heating?

No, RE-COVERY Mash is founded on a base of 'Super-Fibres' known for their superior digestibility and provision of non-heating calories, helping to support optimal fibre and water intake during the winter months.

CAN I FEED THIS TO MY HORSE WITH ULCERS?

RE-COVERY MASH contains 10% starch and 6% sugar and is suitable for horses prone to digestive upset when fed in small quantities. The guidelines state that when managing a horse with digestive issues, not more than 2g of starch per 1kg of bodyweight. For an average 500kg horse, you would be looking to keep the starch content below 1kg per day. When feeding 500g of RE-COVERY MASH, this will provide 50g of starch, however, it will be important to take into account the starch content of the horse's current feed as well.

HOw does re-covery mash help with water intake in the winter?

Research has shown that water intake can reduce by 6-14% when temperatures are very low. Offering a bucket of RE-COVERY Mash which is drenched in warm water, ideally with water sitting on top of the feed encourages the horse to drink the fluid before eating the banana mash. The source of electrolytes included in the mash helps to stimulate the thirst response during the change of seasons.

how much re-covery mash should I feed?

If you are feeding RE-COVERY Mash on a daily basis we would recommend feeding 0.5-1kg. This can be fed as a single feed or split into smaller amounts, the amounts soaked can be altered depending on the needs and appetite of your horse but should not exceed 3kg per day.

If you would like more information about the RE-COVERY Mash please contact our nutritional team on 01622 718487 or fill out our FEED ADVICE FORM for a personalised diet plan.

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