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Horslyx Garlic

Horslyx
Lickable balancer with added garlic

Horslyx Garlic Balancer contains pure garlic oil to help provide a natural and effective way to help combat the problem of biting insects. Independent research concludes that Horslyx Garlic Balancer helps alleviate irritation caused by sweet itch, read the results here.

New research conducted at Aberystwyth University has shown that feeding Horslyx Garlic can significantly reduce the irritation from flies and other biting insects whilst horses are at grass. Further information on the study can be found here.

Why should I feed Horslyx garlic balancer?

  • To help deter biting insects during the summer months.
  • To help alleviate the irritation caused by sweet itch.
  • For all horses, all year round for a multitude of health benefits.
  • For horses that are turned out 24 hours a day in the summer months and may not be accessible for fly spray on a regular basis.
  • To balance any nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing – helping to ensure your horse stays healthy and happy all year round.
  • To provide a weatherproof feeding solution which is perfect for use both in the stable and in the field.
  • When fed alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Horslyx Garlic Balancer removes the need for buckets of hard feed
  • When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse, Horslyx Garlic Balancer is cost effective and will save you money.
  • There is no need to feed additional balancers and many horses and ponies thrive on a diet of just Horslyx and forage.
  • Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.
  • Perfect for older equines with poor dentition that struggle to eat hard feed.
  • Licking produces saliva, which helps support the digestive system.
  • Suitable for all horses, from those at rest requiring a low calorie diet to performance horses who may require additional supplementation to meet their nutritional requirements.
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  • Garlic: This powerful plant has been fed to horses for hundreds of years for numerous health benefits. Feeding garlic as a fly repellent is not a new idea and works because high sulphur compounds in garlic are released through the skin via natural body secretions such as sweat, producing an invisible barrier that flies find repellent. Whilst still present around the horse, they seldom land on the skin and this significantly reduces the level of irritation and restlessness normally seen. Garlic is said to offer many year round health benefits.
  • Powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and Selenium plus chelated copper and zinc, to support and maintain a healthy immune system.
  • The Horslyx high specification vitamin, mineral and trace element package, which is ideal for balancing nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing.
  • High oil content for healthy skin and coat.
  • Biotin, zinc and methionine for healthy hooves.

Suitable for

  • Suitable for all horse and ponies regardless of age, breed and workload. Horslyx Balancers are designed to benefit all horses ensuring they are getting the correct amount of vitamins and minerals in their diet alongside a natural feeding regime.
  • Horslyx Balancers are low in starch and are suitable for horses or ponies who are susceptible or suffer from laminitis. As with all horses and especially laminitis prone equines, new products should always be introduced slowly and we recommend your equine has no longer than ten minutes with their Horslyx Balancer to begin with. This can be expanded as your horse or pony gets used to the product and it becomes part of their regular diet.
  • Remember if a horse or pony is on restricted rations of forage we recommend restricted access to Horslyx to avoid over-consumption. For more information on feeding the laminitis prone horse or pony visit our ‘Laminitis prone horses and ponies’ section.
  • Horslyx Balancers are not made with cereals some horse find heating. Fed correctly with the recommended intake Horslyx Balancer’s will not heat up or create fizziness in your horse. Ensuring your equine has the right amount of vitamins and minerals is a good way to ensure your animal is kept fit and healthy.

Horslyx Balancers offer a unique and natural way to balance your Equine’s dietary requirements.

Designed to be as natural as possible for your horse or pony, Horslyx Balancers should be fed in a ‘trickle feed’ style. This means that your equine can always have access to the product, choosing themselves when they require their Vitamins and Minerals and balancing any deficiencies that can come from a grazing and forage diet. This system replicates what our horses and ponies would have in the wild and helps their digestive system to operate with maximum efficiency.

As with all new products we would advise you to introduce Horslyx Balancers into your equines diet slowly, monitoring the intake rate. We would recommend allowing your equine around 10 minutes a day with their Horslyx for the first week, the time can then be extended for periods of around ½ hour to an hour. Consumption can be easily monitored using the 5kg holder to restrict intake. Once your horse or pony has become accustomed to their Horslyx Balancer you will often find their consumption will decrease and the product can then be left for them to use freely as and when they naturally feel they need it.

Size of Animal Target intakes 5kg will last approx. 15kg will last approx. 80kg will last approx.
Pony 300kg 200g per day 25 days 75 days 400 days
Horse 500kg 250g per day 20 days 60 days 320 days
Large Horse 700kg 300g per day 17 days 50 days 267 days

 

Horslyx Balancers can be used alongside a forage only diet, as if your equine is consuming the recommended intake the Horslyx Balancer will supply all the essential vitamins and minerals they need to be happy and healthy. For those animals requiring a little more energy Horslyx Balancers can also be used in conjunction with the traditional cereal diets or high fibre diets supplementing their vitamin and mineral intake.

Horslyx Balancers are also ideal to occupy horses who traditionally may stress in the stable or those who are on restricted turnout but still need a balanced diet.

Analytical constituents

  • Oil: 6%
  • Proteins: 6%
  • Fibers: 0.25%
  • Ash: 25%
  • Sugar: 30%
  • Vitamin A: 25000 iu/kg
  • Vitamin D3: 4000 iu/kg
  • Vitamin E: 1200 mg/kg
  • Vitamin B12: 220 mcg/kg
  • Biotin: 12 mg/kg
  • Calcium: 2.3%
  • Phosphor: 1.6%
  • Magnesium: 0.4% 
  • Sodium: 3.5%
  • Copper: 600 mg/kg
  • Manganese: 800 mg/kg
  • Zinc: 1200 mg/kg
  • Lead: 6 mg/kg
  • Selenium: 5 mg/kg

With garlic oil and linseed oil

Lickable balancers and treats

The horse evolved to eat little and often over the day, with the main part of the diet being forage. However, today’s forage is a far cry from that which our equine’s ancestors would have roamed on and grazed in history. While times may have changed, our horse’s digestive system hasn’t, and we need to take this into consideration when planning a feeding regime, ideally keeping the principles of a diet based mainly on forage with a trickle feed supply of nutrients provided to balance the diet to keep our equines healthy. For this reason, Horslyx Balancers have been created to provide the goodness required for horses to remain in peak health.

Horslyx Balancers have been carefully formulated to balance the deficiencies in forage and grazing. This is a unique and innovative approach to ensuring that the modern horse receives an ideal supply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to support optimum health and vitality.

Horslyx Balancers were first manufactured in 1997 in Silloth in Cumbria. The debut product in the equestrian range was Original Horslyx and after initial success Respiratory, Garlic and Mobility Horslyx were introduced. In 2005 a bespoke extension was added enabling Mini Horslyx to be manufactured and today you can purchase Horslyx in packs ranging from 650g up to 80kg!

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