What goes into making an equine feed supplement?

What goes into making an equine feed supplement?

The design and manufacturing of nutritious equine feeds seems simple – what’s good for us must be good for horses?

In reality, a business which sells or manufactures animal feeds, including supplements, must comply with EU feed legislation, which lays down strict rules on the types of feed materials and additives which can be fed to horses, how feed should be labelled, and prevents unsubstantiated claims.

Our team includes a qualified animal nutritionist who specialises in feed legislation to ensure we are compliant and gives us maximum confidence in the integrity of our products.

EquiNectar is a natural, horse digestive supplement, with no extra additives. Its dense nutrient value originates in the raw materials used in the manufacturing process, resulting in a balance of naturally occurring polysaccharides, proteins, vitamins and minerals, in addition to its unique enzymatic activity. All of which contribute to:

  • Improved horse-gut microbiome
  • Optimal digestion of feed
  • Improved condition
  • Increased recovery from exercise

We recognise the importance of compliance with legislation and scientific research to support our products; for this reason, Tharos are certificated members of the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme and the NOPS scheme. These are voluntary codes of practice involving a robust annual audit from qualified, experienced auditors, which checks that our business and products are achieving the highest standards of credibility, that our products are labelled correctly and the information supplied to the consumer is accurate, and authenticated through the use of scientific trials.

We welcome questions from those interested in our research, such is our confidence in our products. Please start a live chat on our website or drop us an email to: info@tharos.co.uk

by Victoria Philips, Animal Nutritionist, BSc MSc

About the author:

Victoria has worked in the animal feed industry for over 20 years. Her qualifications and experience in all aspects of feed production make her a leading advisor in nutrition, feed safety and mill production to feed businesses and farmers.


  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Biochemistry & Nutrition University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (1994)
  • MSc Animal Production University of Aberdeen (1995)
  • Advanced Certificate in Food Safety
  • Advanced Certificate in Applied HACCP Principles
  • Lead Auditor for ISO 9000:2000 (2003) and ISO 22000:2005 (2007)
  • Report Writing (Intermediate) - The Expert Witness Institute

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