‘The New Feeding’

Back to the natural roughage requirement

Five years ago, the roughage norm was still 1 kg of hay per 100 kg of body weight per day. The ration had to be supplemented with kilograms of concentrate feed to obtain sufficient nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Now we know better! Scientific research has since shown that this is outdated. And that a horse needs at least double the amount of roughage to keep its body healthy and have a contented feeling. Naturally, a horse even eats much more roughage.

And that means that when a horse receives double the amount of roughage; their sugar- and protein intake also double. This casts a new light on feeding concentrates. The necessary additions to the roughage need to be adjusted, so the intestinal flora can be balanced and the horse or pony does not become overweight, while still feeling fit and healthy.

Equilin® products are developed specifically to cater to this changed nutritional perspective and have won multiple awards, including the HIP Award for ‘changemaker’ in the sector.

Want to know more?

Then go to the nutrition guide or ask for nutrition advice.

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Roughage alone does not contain all the necessary nutrients and can be a cause of disrupted intestinal flora.

A predominantly roughage-based diet lacks sufficient minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin E, which is generally not present in adequate amounts in dried roughage. A roughage-based diet can also disrupt intestinal flora, for example, if it is too rich, too moist, or contains too much mold.

A healthy gut flora is the foundation for healthy and contented horses!

A properly functioning gut flora is the basis for a healthy, fit, and contented horse. Equillin BALANCERS supplement this and maintain a healthy gut flora. A disrupted gut flora can be corrected and balanced with Equillin BASICS.

Want to learn more about natural horse nutrition from an expert? Then follow the online course or read the book ‘The New Feeding’


Do you want more information about the products and our vision? Then attend our webinar and sign up via the link below! As a token of our appreciation for your participation, you will receive a voucher for a free sample bag.

Equilin® continues to conduct research with an open-minded approach.

They stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of nutrition and well-being, analyze them, and continue to develop their products. This way, every equine veterinarian, professional, and horse enthusiast can be confident that Equilin® products are produced according to the most recent insights. Thousands of users experience the results daily.

“Get your horse in top condition, super smart. Start today with ‘The New Feeding’ by Equilin® and experience it for yourself!”

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