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Shamrock Stays Slim and Healthy

At twenty-nine years old, Shamrock is not beyond acting up a little. Occasionally, her owner Janet Alder finds herself being towed in from the field as Shamrock races to get to her dinner. But Janet doesn't mind, this is a long-term relationship, built on over twenty-two years of mutual love and trust.

When Janet first bought Shamrock, the horse had a background of neglect from a previous owner but Janet's patient perseverance paid off and now Shamrock is a relaxed, healthy horse who, even at her ripe old age, still enjoys five mile hacks four days a week!

Several years ago, Janet, her farrier and her vet got together to devise a feeding plan for Shamrock, who had had a mild attack of laminitis. They recommended that Shamrock be kept on a low sugar and starch diet, especially as she has a tendency to become overweight. After consultation with an Allen & Page nutritionist, Janet changed Shamrock's feed to Slim & Healthy and they haven't looked back since.

Allen & Page's Slim & Healthy is a low calorie, low starch, high fibre feed which is ideal for good doers and will provide all the vitamins and minerals a horse or pony needs to stay healthy. Omega-3 oils ensure a fantastic coat, while Protexin and yeast help to maintain a healthy digestive system. Slim & Healthy is a highly palatable feed containing alfalfa chaff , with dried carrot and mint to stimulate appetite.

Still slim, still healthy, still raring to go and importantly, laminitis free, Shamrock is summed up by Janet in just four words: "Very, very much loved!"

For more information or advice, contact Allen and Page at: Norfolk Mill, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7SD. Tel: 01362 822902 or fax: 01362 822910. Email :

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