A specific, cereal free diet for donkeys, designed to be low in energy and protein but high in fibre. The ration is fully fortified to optimise body condition and health without providing excessive nutrients that may be detrimental to donkeys.
Donkeys have evolved to live to tell the tale in one of the crucial harshest environments. They are adapted to marginal desert lands where they browsed large plains that were devoid of lush vegetation. They survived on a diet that was highly fibrous and consisted of low quality roughages. Their digestive systems are highly efficient at digesting these fibrous feeds, absorbing and utilizing the available nutrients.
Donkeys have much lower energy and nutrient requirements compared to horses and ponies. Normal healthy donkeys will do perfectly well on forage alone; alternatively there may be specific instances where supplementary feeding is necessary. Traditionally, donkeys have been fed diets that are formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of adult horses and ponies. In most cases, for the majority of donkeys, this leads to a high intake of energy and protein, leading to weight gain, obesity and, in serious cases,the onset of laminitis.
Donkey Diet is not designed to replace 100% of the donkey’s forage requirement, and short chopped forage sources must be fed along with Donkey Diet.
Older donkeys with poor teeth may find chewing long fibre sources, such as hay, more difficult. Donkey Diet Will also be soaked into a soft and palatable mash, which can help to care for fibre intake and ensure healthy digestive function.
Low energy feed
Specifically designed nutrition for donkeys
Fortified with vitamins, minerals and trace elements
High in digestible fibre providing a protected source of calories
Will also be soaked into a soft and palatable mash for donkeys with poor dentition