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The FeedingMaster: preventing esophageal blockage and self-regulation

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Voracious eater

The FeedingMaster: preventing esophageal blockage and self-regulation

One of our mares is a voracious eater of her hay and chunks as soon as she comes from the pasture to the stable, which has caused her to have an esophageal blockage before. One of the three risk factors for esophageal blockage is eating too greedily and poor chewing. This can be read in this article Top three risk factors for esophageal blockage.

Naturally, we take this into account when offering food. It is typical for one horse to calmly and calmly eat chunks from the pasture, while another gobbles it down. On the other hand, it is no different with our dogs, one is eating quietly while the other finnishes in a few seconds. Fortunately, we know how to massage with an esophageal blockage and have we can always solve it ourselves.

FeedingMaster and self-regulation

All our horses have a FeedingMaster and from our own experience we know that after the introduction of the FeedingMaster there comes a time when every horse makes the connection: there is always food available. Providing continuous roughage in a controlled manner provides peace of mind. Gobbling is no longer necessary and the horse takes the food more calmly. The FeedingMaster stimulates the number of chewing movements and the production of saliva. This

plays an important role in preventing

esophageal blockage.

While horses that have just been given a FeedingMaster are initially still in the pattern of eating everything, they start to regulate this themselves after a few weeks. They realize that the FeedingMaster provides continuous roughage. They eat at a leisurely pace.

This article by Bit describes self-regulation of eating nicely. Does unlimited roughage make a horse fat?


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