Thursday, June 19, 2014

Overweight horses? Unable to provide all day grazing? Consider using a slow feeding net!

I love my slow feeding nets and use them on the road, if I have to stall my horses, or if they get a bit overweight! Research confirms what some of us have already figured out in real life application 

Equestrian Life - Do slow feeder haynets slow horses feeding down?

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have tested the rates of consumption for ‘slow’ feeding haynets and found that they increase the amount of time horses spend eating. The study shows that “slow feeding” nets can have a positive welfare outcome for horses because they mimic the horse’s natural feeding pattern where he might graze up to 14.5 hours per day.

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