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Box Rest™

Complete nutritional support for horses on box rest

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Nutrition Information

Some horses acclimatise to being on box rest better than others, so it is important to provide them with the support they need for the change of diet and routine.

Horses on box rest will have restricted movement which can have adverse effects on the rate and efficiency of digestion, therefore prebiotics and probiotics have been added to aid the healthy microbial populations within the horse's large intestines. Whilst on box rest the horse’s environment may have limited air flow and may be dusty, Liquorice has many benefits and will not only aid the respiratory system but also gastrointestinal wellbeing. Electrolytes are vital for keeping the horse hydrated but are also essential for correct muscle and nerve function to help the horse on the road to recovery. They are also beneficial if electrolytes and fluid have been lost as a result of diarrhoea. Two types of Magnesium combined with other calming ingredients such as Lemon balm, L-Tyrosine and Chamomile will help to encourage more relaxed behaviour and reduce nervous tension in your horse whilst adapting to changes in their daily routine. Finally, Micronised linseed and Linseed oil contain natural, plant-based Omega-3 to support overall health.


Sodium chloride, Brewer’s yeast, Micronised linseed, Liquorice root powder, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Beta glucan, Potassium chloride, Linseed oil, Magnesium carbonate (2.3%), Magnesium oxide (2.3%), Chamomile, Lemon balm, Glucose, Maize meal, Calcium gluconate, Magnesium chloride (0.3%).


TECHNOLOGICAL ADDITIVES (per kg): BHT antioxidant (Butylated hydroxytoluene, E321) 0.9mg; Silica (Silicon dioxide, E551a) 4.2g.

NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES (per kg): Vitamin K3 (Menadione sodium bisulphate, 3a710) 9mg; Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride, 3a820) 43mg; Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin, 3a825i/3a825ii) 26mg; Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride, 3a831) 26mg; Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 0.3mg; Biotin (3a880) 1mg; Niacin (3a314) 6mg; Folic acid (3a316) 17mg; Calcium pantothenate (3a841) 51mg; Choline chloride (3a890) 86mg; L-Tyrosine (3c401) 22.8g. 

ZOOTECHNICAL ADDITIVES (per kg):  Yea-Sacc® live yeast (4a1704 Saccharomyces cerevisiae CBS 493.94) 14,225,000,000cfu.


Crude protein 14.7%, Crude oils & fats 8.4%, Crude fibre 7.6%, Crude ash 67.6%, Sodium 11.6%, Phosphorus 2.29%

Feeding Guide


Weight of Horse/Pony Amount per day                                               
Up to 250kg 1 scoop
250kg - 400kg 1 ½ scoops
400kg - 600kg 2 scoops
Over 600kg 2 ½ scoops


1 level (150ml) scoop of Box Rest®weighs approximately 88g/3.1oz.


Unsuitable for pregnant or lactating mares.

Feed supplements should be fed according to body weight.  Introduce to the horse’s diet gradually, splitting between feeds where applicable.

Box Rest®is a complementary feeding stuff for equine animals.