FOURTEEN-year-old sport horse Poppy took a turn for the worse one day, completely losing her appetite, dramatically dropping weight and generally not being her willing and loveable self – one of the many things owner Charlotte Perry loves about her.
Charlotte, based in Shropshire, was worried as Poppy increasingly became more and more stressed and started stopping in front of the smallest of jumps which wasn’t like her at all.
After noticing her weight loss and loss of appetite, Poppy had her teeth checked over but they were all fine. Charlotte then decided to have Poppy scoped which revealed that she had a huge gastric impaction in her stomach which was causing ulceration.
Said Charlotte: “When I got Poppy back home from the vets after her treatment she looked really thin and I desperately wanted to get her back to good health. A vet recommended I use Fibre-Beet.
“Since using Fibre-Beet, I cannot tell you how much of a difference it has made to her! She soon gained her condition and looks really well.”
Charlotte added that using Fibre-Beet has completely turned Poppy around and is now back to being the healthy, happy horse that tries her hardest when being ridden.
Charlotte is aiming to have a busy season in eventing this year and hopefully start competing at BE100 level.
“I will carry on using Fibre-Beet as it is so important for Poppy to have her fibre and this nutritious mash is suitable for horses and ponies prone to equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS),” explained Charlotte.
Fibre-Beet also provides an excellent range of minerals, trace elements and amino acids and it has low sugar and starch content.
It can also improve energy intake whilst keeping dietary fibre levels at an optimum level providing slow release energy without the ‘fizz’.
The mash can be soaked and ready to feed in only 45 minutes in cold water, or 15 minutes in warm water.