|Item Name||Hay Pillow Slow Feeders|
|Others||Custom nets and accessories are available.|
Weihai Huaxing Nets provide high quality Hay Pillow Slow Feeders for all over the world. All the above dimensions can be customized.
Reduces the risk of ulcers – A horse’s stomach produces acid 24 hours a day in preparation for constant uptake and can empty in as little as 15-20 minutes. Saliva is alkaline, which buffers gastric acid. Under natural conditions with free-choice forage, the horse will produce about five gallons of saliva every day, and eventually “recycle” much of the water content via re-absorption prior to excretion. Equines naturally graze 18-24 hours a day therefore food should always be available. The lack of food produces a stressful situation which can be a large contributing factor psychologically.
Decreases the secretion of cortisol – By alleviated stress associated with an empty stomach (mentally and physically, horses need forage available 24/7). If cortisol is elevated, insulin rises, leading to fat storage; this can cause or worse obesity. Insulin is also an inflammatory hormone, potentially damaging the hypothalamus portion of the brain, predisposing the horse to leptin resistance and Cushing’s disease.
Increased digestion – If your horse consumes hay too quickly, it will not have enough time to digest it properly. Proper digestion and fermentation require time and movement. Using multiple bags/locations will encourage both. This will keep the fermentation going consistently, effectively keeping the hindgut weighted and healthy, as a result, preventing conditions that can contribute to colic.
Minimize or alleviates boredom – Horses allowed to continuously slow feed benefit both physiologically and psychologically. Being kept occupied helps to prevent vices from developing. Horses only sleep 3 to 4 hours in a 24 hour period and usually no longer than 20 minutes at a time, food tends to be their main focus.
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