Dunstan Betabeet is a natural feed produced during the extraction of sugar from the root crop sugar beet.
Betabeet provides a rich balance of energy sources for horses and ponies. It is high in digestible fibre, which under bacterial digestion in the horses hind gut slowly releases energy, providing a good energy source, whilst keeping the digestive tract in a healthy condition. It can also be used as a partial forage replacer.
The combination of sugars and digestibke fibre provides a slower release of energy than from cereal sources, ensuring a more constant energy supply to meet the horses requirement without the ‘heating’ effect sometimes associated with grain feeding.
Useful for horses and ponies prone to tying-up or laminitis.
Betabeet is high in calcium, making it an ideal complement to oats and bran, helping to balance the diet.
It is very palatable and horses enjoy this highly digestible ‘superfibre’.
|Calculated Specifications (per kg as fed)|
|DE MJ/Kg 12.0|
|Generally, Betabeet flakes are ideal to replace one quarter of a horses normal daily ration of cereals or other concentrate.|
|Height In Hands||Body Weight (Kg)||Total dry weight (kg)* of Concentrates including Betabeet by Work type||Dry Weight
|Light to Moderate||Moderate to Hard||Hard|
NOTE: Always ensure Dunstan Betabeet is fully soaked prior to feeding.
Easy to use. The only preparation required is the soaking of Dunstan Betabeet in 5 parts water to 1 part Betabeet flakes (200 grams of dry betabeet requires 1 litre of water to soak).
Dunstan Betabeet is fully soaked in 10 minutes. Warm water ensures faster soaking.