Increasingly, slow feeders are being used within day-to-day horse husbandry to
facilitate provision of a set amount of forage while also extending consumption time.
The pilot study aimed to provide information as to how three products intended for
the purposes of forage presentation perform and compare both to each other and to
feeding hay from the floor. The four presentations were a standard 50mm mesh
haynet (SNET), a small holed 25mm mesh hay net (SHNET), a hay ball (HBALL) and the
floor (FLOOR).
The study compared feeding practices based on the following parameters: overall
consumption time (CT) and hourly consumption rate (CR).

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Consumption time and consumption rate study results presentation(PDF)