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.

Feeding Guide

Weight of Horse/Pony Approx. Height Amount Per Day
Up To 250kg/550lb Under 12hh

1 scoop

250kg/550lb - 400kg/880lb 12 - 14hh 1 ½
400kg/880lb - 600kg/1320lb 14 - 16hh 2 scoops
Over 600kg/1320lb Over 16hh 2 ½


1 level (150ml) scoop of Box Rest weight approximately 88g

Unsuitable for pregnant or lactating mares.

Box Rest is a complementary feeding stuff for equine animals. Introduce to the horse’s diet gradually, splitting between feeds where applicable.

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%), L-Tyrosine, Chamomile, Lemon balm, Glucose, Maize meal, Calcium gluconate, Magnesium chloride (0.3%).

TECHNOLOGICAL ADDITIVES (per kg): Silica (Silicon dioxide, E551a) 4.2g

NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES (per kg): Vitamin K3 (Menadione) 9mg; Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride, 3a820) 43mg; Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin, 3a825) 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; BHT antioxidant (Butylated hydroxyluene, E321) 1g.

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%