Dunstan Spelling Mix



A molassed, textured feed to provide a balanced ration for Spelling Horses.

  • Extruded cereals
  • Organic minerals
  • Natural Vitamin E

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Dunstan Spelling Mix
  • Dunstan Spelling Mix is a molassed textured full feed, providing a balanced ration to the Spelling Horse.

    The inclusion of an extruded cereal nugget in Dunstan Spelling Mix supplies a readily available energy source, but in a highly digestible form which is less likely to cause digestive upsets as a result of excessive fermentation in the caecum or hindgut.

    Further alternative energy sources contribute to Dunstan Spelling Mix, with the ‘Super Fibre’ Soya Hulls providing calories from highly digestible fibre, beneficial for digestive health.

    Vegetable Oil provides further calories as well as enhancing skin and coat condition.

    Minerals are provided as Glycinate Organic Trace Minerals resulting in improved bioavailability. This ensures maximum feed and nutrient utilisation, also aiding development of the natural immune system.

    Organic Selenium as Selenium Yeast is included in Dunstan Spelling Mix to provide a highly available and safe form of Selenium.

    Dunstan Spelling Mix includes the highly bio-available Natural Vitamin E.
    Equine Safe
    Dunstan Horsefeeds are produced in Equine-Safe manufacturing plants, ensuring a product of premium quality, safety and performance.

    Professionally formulated for New Zealand Horses performing under New Zealand conditions
  • Extruded Cereals, Barley, Peas, Soya Hulls, Bran and Pollard, Fibre Pellet, Soya bean Meal, Vegetable Oil, Molasses, Limestone, Salt, Minerals and Vitamins.
  • Typical Analysis (dry matter basis)

    Crude Protein 10.5%
    Salt 1.5%
    DE Energy 13.0 MJ/KG

    Nutrient Composition - typical analysis per kilo of Dunstan Spelling Mix (as fed)

    Crude Protein 100g minimum
    Lysine 3g
    Sodium 4.0g
    Chloride 8.0g
    Iron 140mg
    Zinc (Organic) 110mg
    Manganese 80mg
    Copper (Organic) 40mg
    Selenium (Organic) 0.3mg
    Vitamin A 10,000i.u
    Vitamin D 1,000i.u
    Vitamin E 100mg
    Vitamin K 2.0mg
    Thiamine B1 6.0mg
    Riboflavin B2 6.0mg
    Pyridoxine B6 5.0mg
    Vitamin B12 50ug
    Niacin 20mg
    Pantothenate 10mg
    Biotin 100ug
    Folic Acid 1.5mg

    Heat stable Vitamins added at the time of manufacture

  • Amounts per horse per day when offered as the full feed:
    The recommended feeding rates are based on a 500kg horse and are guidelines only

    Maintenance 2 - 3 kg
    Condition Building 4 - 5 kg
    • The recommended feeding rates for Dunstan Spelling Mix are based on a 500kg horse and are guidelines only. Daily feed amounts will vary depending on pasture availability and body condition. Horses are very much individuals with different metabolic efficiencies, some require a little more, others a little less, for the same level of activity.
    • Ensure adequate fibre intakes by providing 1 %-1 .5% per day of the horse's body weight as chaff, hay, Dunstan Betabeet/Sugarbeet or pasture (on a Dry Matter basis).
    • It is advisable to split the daily hard feed into at least two feeds, preferably 3-4, but feed no more than 2.0 kg of Dunstan Spelling Mix per meal.
    • Always introduce a new feed gradually over a period of 7 – 10 days, working up to the desired feed intake taking into consideration body condition and work level.
    General Notes
    Always ensure the Horse has access to clean drinking water.

    High Copper levels in Dunstan Spelling Mix make it unsuitable for feeding to sheep.

    Dunstan Horsefeeds are best used within four months from the time of purchase.
    This ensures the vitamins included in Dunstan Horsefeeds remains efficacious to ensure optimum equine health.
    However, as is the case with human foods, “fresh is best”. So always aim to feed Dunstan products as fresh as you are able.

    A Hint on Storage of Dunstan Horsefeeds:
    When storing Dunstan Horsefeeds, it is important that it is kept in a clean, dry, cool and rodent-proof area to avoid potential moulds and/or contaminants.