Dunstan All-4-Feet

A therapeutic veterinary formulation for all horses at risk of inflammatory conditions — including Laminitis/Founder — or where a low starch, low energy, high fibre diet is clinically indicated.

Pasture is linked to 54% of Laminitis in grazing horses and ponies. Correct feeding management and grazing practise can prevent up to 50% of Laminitis cases. Current advice from The Laminitis Trust is that at-risk horses and ponies, and those with recurrent laminitis should have ‘... restricted grazing to avoid laminitis - and must be stabled or fitted with a grazing muzzle...’. This is especially important during the growing season, or when pasture has undergone climatic stress. A high fibre, low starch, low energy feed should form the basis of nutritional management for horses at risk of Laminitis.

Dunstan All-4-Feet is also appropriate for horses affected by, or at risk for Cushings Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, Obesity, OCD, Hypothyroidism, Hyperlipaemia and Diabetes.

Fibre-based, oil-enriched feeds reduce fluctuations in blood sugar levels, and promote normal glucose metabolism and hind gut function. Dunstan All-4-Feet is fibre-based and oil-enriched.

  • Omega-3 oils have a moderating affect on inflammatory processes. Dunstan All-4-Feet contains Linseed Oil and Linseed Flake — both excellent sources of Omega 3.

  • Sugar and starch in hard feeds and pasture exacerbate insulin resistance. Dunstan All-4-Feet contains less than 10% Non structural carbohydrates — making it ideal for horses prone to Laminitis.

  • Hoof quality, strength and repair require Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc and Biotin — all provided at recommended levels in Dunstan All-4-Feet.

  • Soaking hay to reduce sugar content also reduces some minerals - Dunstan All-4-Feet is fortified with replacement minerals

  • Anti-oxidants protect cells from inflammatory damage. Dunstan All-4-Feet is formulated to supply high levels of the potent anti-oxidants Vitamins E and C.

  • Good pasture is a source of Vitamins K and C, both necessary to strengthen the cross-linking in collagen and the bonds in the hoof wall. Dunstan All-4-Feet provides Vitamins K and C to protect against deficiencies in horses with limited or no access to pasture.

  • Excess body weight can lead to insulin resistance and predispose to Laminitis. Dunstan All-4-Feet is low in calories and high in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants — to maximise muscle building and minimise fat deposition.

  • Fibre digestion is dependent upon optimum hind gut function. Dunstan All-4-Feet contains a live yeast - Levucell SC - to support healthy digestive microflora and enhance the digestion of fibre and cellulose.

Dunstan All-4-Feet is formulated to meet the stringent criteria set by The Laminitis Trust for formulations to assist horses susceptible to Laminitis.

Ingredients

Lucerne Meal, Grass Fibre, Soya Hulls, Linseed Flake, Soya Bean Meal, Soya Oil, Linseed Oil, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Lysine, Minerals and Vitamins including: Organic Selenium Yeast and Trace Minerals, and Live Yeast.

Does not contain any cereal grains, cereal by-products or molasses.

Typical Analysis per Kg Dry Matter Basis  

Crude Protein 18%  
Crude Fibre 30.0%  
Fat 5.0%  
Salt 2.0%  
Starch less than 1.5%  
NSC less than 10%  

DE Energy 10.00 MJ/Kg

Feeding Recommendations (Amounts per horse per day)

FEEDING GUIDE:

No Access To Pasture Horse Body Weight
 Total Daily Feed  200kg / 300kg / 400kg / 500kg
   
 Dunstan All-4-Feet  1.5kg / 2kg / 2kg / 3kg
 Dunstan Eezybeet  1kg / 2kg / 3kg / 3kg
 Meadow Hay

 2kg / 2kg / 3kg / 3kg

 

Limited Access To Pasture                Horse Body Weight
(1-2 hours grazing) 200kg / 300kg / 400kg / 500kg
   
Dunstan All-4-Feet 1.5kg / 1kg / 2kg / 2kg
Dunstan Eezybeet 1kg / 1kg / 2kg / 2kg
Meadow Hay 1kg / 2kg / 2kg / 2kg


Notes:

  1. Always ensure the horse has access to appropriate low sugar roughage and clean drinking water.

  2. It is advisable to split the above daily feed quantities into at least two feeds, preferably three or four.

  3. High copper levels in all Dunstan Horse feeds make them unsuitable for feeding to sheep.