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STABLEGRAZE IS LAUNCHED AT BETA INTERNATIONAL

StableGraze is a revolutionary automated forage feeder which will change the life of stabled

horses. Brought to you by the team at Silvermoor Haylage the unique design allows horse

owners to divide feed rations into three separate feeds which will be released at pre-

programmed intervals throughout the day or night.

Horses’ digestive system is designed to eat little and often however this is often impossible

for some owners to achieve as they are unable to be at the stable continuously. As a result

often horses are left with a whole day or night’s ration in the stable at once which they can

eat in a short space of time leaving them to stand, unoccupied, until their owner returns. This

can negatively impact on their health and wellbeing.

Allowing a horse to stand all day with nothing to do may allow stable vices forming such as

crib-biting, wind-sucking, weaving and box walking. StableGraze allows the horse to eat

smaller amounts throughout the day providing stimulation and entertainment helping to

prevent damaging habits from forming.

Grazing over periods of time produces a constant flow of saliva in a horse’s digestive system.

This saliva protects internal membranes as it acts as a buffer from harmful stomach acids. This

is critical as acid exposure is thought to be the primary cause of gastric ulcers in horses.

Gastric ulcers in horses are becoming more and more common and it is essential owners do

all they can to mitigate the risk of ulcers forming. Using StableGraze imitates the horses

natural eating pattern which encourages that constant flow of saliva that is essential to

prevent acid damage.

The compact, sleek and striking design makes StableGraze an attractive addition to any stable.

Installation is quick and easy and it can be fitted onto any stable wall.

Speaking of the new product Lindsay Foggin, Manager, said;

“I can’t tell you how really excited we are to introduce StableGraze as it is going to

be so beneficial to horses and owners. I know how difficult it is trying to balance a

busy life with horses, we all know we should feed little and often but this can be

impossible when you have to leave the stable at the crack of dawn and can’t get

back until the end of the day. StableGraze allows the horse to eat naturally and will

save that stress and guilt I know a lot of owners feel when they leave in the

mornings or last thing at night.”

StableGraze has been received outstanding feedback from trials. These trials were conducted

by a range of users from the single horse owner to veterinary surgeons and professional

riders.

After using StableGraze Nicola Wilson, International Event Rider commented:

‘Horses are designed in the wild to graze continuously through the day and it is

important for the horse owner to try to mimic how they would naturally eat in the

wild. StableGraze allows you to do that, not only is it allowing you to feed at regular

intervals throughout the day but it is also encouraging the horses to eat off the

ground.’

Speaking of the product Lesley Barwise-Munroe (BSc, BVM&S, CertEP, MRCVS) said:

‘One of the key benefits we, as Veterinary Surgeons, will get from StableGraze is

that there has been a massive increase in obese horses and so being able to regulate

food intake with a trickle feeder will be very helpful. Also because obesity leads to a

condition called laminitis a lot of horses are on a protracted period of box rest trying

to manage and treat laminitis. Again it is going to be very helpful for owners to have

a trickle feeder to stop them consuming too much and to allow them to go to work

and know there is going to be a way for feed to be released to their horse or pony

when they are away from the yard.

StableGraze will be available to purchase March 2016, units are priced at £575 including VAT.