Dunstan Fibre Plus



Dunstan Fibre Plus is a high specification fibre-based complete feed for young growing horses, Weanlings and Yearlings.

  • High fibre
  • Quality protein
  • Amino acids
  • Live yeast
  • Selenium yeast
  • Mannan oligosaccharide and aluminosilicate clay

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Dunstan Fibre Plus
  • Dunstan Fibre Plus provides optimum nutrition for the young growing horse in the form of a high fibre, low starch 10mm nut.

    The low starch and quality fibre ingredients used in Dunstan Fibre Plus (Lucerne Chaff, Soya Hulls and Meadow Hay) serve two key purposes. Firstly, to benefit sound growth of the young horse and secondly to aid the digestive health of all horses. A low-starch feed will assist to minimise the negative effect of insulin on joint and cartilage development. In addition, the low-starch and high-fibre composition of Dunstan Fibre Plus will help to ensure good hindgut microflora activity and reduce the likelihood of digestive upsets associated with high-starch or low-fibre diets.

    To many Stud Breeders, a high fibre intake is synonymous with a natural digestive process, and therefore an option of feeding additional fibre in pellet form is an alternative to the more conventional cereal mixes.

    Dunstan Fibre Plus offers the combination of proven nutrient values to provide for good growth rates and sound bone and joint development, with the added benefit of quality fibre sources for natural digestive processes.

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

    Dunstan Fibre Plus includes Selenium Yeast, the organic form of Selenium, for optimum assimilation of this important trace mineral.

    Natural Vitamin E is included for improved potency and bio-availability.

    Mannan-Oligosaccharide and Aluminosilicate Clay are included as nutritional aids towards maintaining digestive physiology for the horse at pasture

    Mannan-Oligosaccharide and Aluminosilicate Clay are included to aid in digestive comfort.
    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
  • Barley, Soya Bean Meal, Soya Hulls, Bran and Pollard, Meadow Hay, Lucerne, Milk Powder Blend, Molasses, Salt, Amino Acids, Soya Bean Oil, Limestone, Minerals and Vitamins, Mannan Oligosaccharide, Aluminosilicate Clay, Live Yeast Culture, Organic Selenium, Zeolite, Lysine, Apple Flavouring.
  • Typical Analysis (dry matter basis)

    Crude Protein 20.0%
    Fibre 13%
    Fat 4.0%
    Salt 1.5%
    DE Energy 13.0 MJ/KG

    Nutrient Composition – typical analysis per kilo of Dunstan Fibre Plus (as fed)

    Crude Protein 180g
    Lysine 12g
    Calcium 15.0g
    Phosphorus 9.0g
    Sodium 4.0g
    Chloride 6.0g
    Potassium 14.0g
    Magnesium 4.0g
    Iron 240mg
    Zinc (Organic) 140mg
    Manganese 120mg
    Copper (Organic) 50mg
    Cobalt 0.5mg
    Iodine 1.0mg
    Selenium (Organic) 0.9mg
    Vitamin A 10,000i.u
    Vitamin D 1,000i.u
    Vitamin E 125mg
    Vitamin K 2.0mg
    Thiamine B1 6.0mg
    Riboflavin B2 6.0mg
    Pyridoxine B6 5.0mg
    Vitamin B12 50ug
    Niacin 20mg
    Pantothenate 10mgBiotin
    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.

    Weanling 2.5kg – 4kg
    Yearling 3kg – 5kg
    • The recommended feeding rates for Dunstan Fibre Plus are based on a mature weight of 500kg 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 Fibre Plus 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 Fibre Plus 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.