Baileys' Fibre Range products may be fed simply as an additional source of fibre-based slow release calories and, when fed in smaller quantities (0.5 – 1kg per meal), may be added to the compound feed to encourage chewing, slow consumption and also slow the rate of passage through the digestive system. If the maximum meal size is met with mix or cube alone, Baileys Fibre Range can be fed in a separate bucket.
Fibre Plus Nuggets are chunky, high fibre cubes designed to be fed as a partial forage replacer to horses and ponies of all types at rest or in work. Their crunchy texture and natural fibre content ensure the horse has plenty to chew on and they are easily fed on the ground, or in boredom toys, to encourage natural foraging behaviour.
These low starch, low energy nuggets contain quality protein, mirroring levels found in grass hay, and have no added vitamins and minerals so should ideally be fed alongside additional forage sources and the recommended amount of a balancer or other compound feed, to ensure a fully balanced diet. With extracts of flavours of essential oils, Fibre Plus Nuggets are particularly palatable so are ideal for tempting fussy feeders or convalescents.
For the dentally challenged equine, Fibre Plus Nuggets soften easily in water to provide a useful alternative fibre source when difficulty is experienced consuming hay or haylage. When feeding Fibre Plus Nuggets to replace a significant proportion of a horse’s hay intake, they should preferably be given in small, regular meals to ensure a steady intake of fibre and to encourage chewing and promote healthy digestion.