Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Vitamins for the Rescue Pony ~ Eggsy samples Spillers Daily Balancer

If you've been following Eggsy's journey since abandonment you'll know one thing for sure about him ~ he loves his food!

 Eggsy's diet is mainly foraged based with ad-lib haylage plus his daily hard feeds but the thing with hay and haylage is that the mineral content is only as good as the soil it is grown in. If the soil is deficient in certain minerals the forage will also be deficient and as we all know the correct balance of vitamins and minerals are essential for good health. 

With this in mind we were pretty pleased when we were contacted on behalf of Spillers to see if we would be interested in trying Eggsy on one of their balancers, a sort of horsey multi vitamin / mineral supplement. Of course we said, "Yes please!"

Firstly, we had a conversation with one of Spillers in house nutritionists about Eggsy and what he was being fed. It was decided that 200grams of Spillers Daily Balancer would ensure that Eggsy was getting the essential nutrients that might possibly be missing from his forage. A few days later we took delivery of a bag of the balancer plus a bag of Spillers Happy Hoof to mix it with.

Spillers Daily Balancer is designed to balance the nutrients that are often low in pasture, hay and haylage. It contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, plus additional biotin for hoof health. It's the equine equivalent of human vitamin and mineral supplements, and because it doesn't cause weight gain it was to be fed in addition to Eggsy's usual meals mixed with a couple of handfuls of the Happy Hoof.

As you can all imagine, Eggsy was delighted to be getting this additional feed, his only disappointment being that 200grams + a couple of handfuls of Happy Hoof isn't very much. He would have far preferred more!

And of course we were equally delighted knowing that Eggsy was receiving all the essential nutrients he needs for his health. Thank you Spillers for providing Eggsy with his vits!

For more information on Spillers balancers please visit alternatively speak to one of their knowledgeable nutritional advisers by calling Spillers Care-line on 01908 226626.    

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

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