The Science

Feeding Little & Often is the Way Forward.

Current scientific data suggests that a product like SimpleFeeder is an aid for the digestive system of your horse, improving the animal’s welfare through the management of its feed intake. Feeding little & often optimises the digestibility of the feed so that the horse now gains its full nutritional value.

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

“I would be totally lost without my SimpleFeeder and love the fact that I am making huge savings on petrol and time by not having to visit the yard several times a day.“
Karen
USA

An Evaluation of a Trickle Feeding System for Horses

S. Hardman & B. Younge. Dept Life Sciences, Equine Science, University of Limerick

Extracts from findings:

  • Meal times longer on trickle feeding system ( Feed intake rate reduced )
  • Resting bouts increased with trickle feeding (Manual fed horses more active with bedding)
  • Trickle feed storage was mycotoxin free

The Effect of Feeding Frequency on Feeding and Resting Behaviours

A. Irvine & B.Younge.
Dept Life Sciences, Equine Science, University of Limerick

Extracts from findings:

  • Trickle fed horses took more drinking bouts at meal times (Horses drank more frequently before and after feeding when fed more often)
  • Spent more time foraging
  • Displayed more resting bouts (at night)
  • Trickle feeding slowed down the rate of intake

The Effect of Feeding Frequency on Nutrient Digestibility

K. Jones & B.Younge.
Dept Life Sciences, Equine Science, University of Limerick

Extracts from findings:

  • Trickle fed horses showed increased nutrient digestibility (Crude protein and Organic Matter digestibility increased over time)
  • Trickle fed horses gained weight