Hygain Ice

Hygain Ice is a high fibre, low starch, fortified pellet.  Ice is scientifically formulated to provide cool slow release energy for calm conditioning and healthy gut function.  Approved by the Laminitis trust and suitable for all equine activities.

Hygain Ice Features

  • Hy-fibre low starch formula
  • Low glycemic index
  • Slow release energy
  • Cool conditioning feed
  • Fully fortified with vitamins and minerals
  • Hygain RBO equine performance oil
  • Biotin enriched
  • Laminitis Trust approved

Analysis as fed

Min Crude Protein 12%
Min Crude Fat 4%
Max Crude Fibre 25%
Added Salt 1.25%
Calcium 1.20%
Phosphorus 0.60%
Starch less than 15%
ESC less than 5%
WSC less than 6%

Feeding Guide

Hygain Ice maximises condition, maintains control, is complete. convenient and cost effective.  Hygain Ice is a scientifically formulated high fibre, low starch fortified pellet designed to maximise your horse or ponies condition while keeping it calm and cool.  It is important to remember each horse should be treated as an individual when feeding.  Be safe and sure, weigh all feedstuffs.

Obese animals are at risk of laminitis, maintain your horse or pony at a body condition score of 2.5 or 3.  If weight loss is necessary the animal should be stabled or fitted with a grazing muzzle.  Feed intake should be reduced to achieve a slow but consistent weight loss under supervision.  Grazing shoul be restricted and the soaking of hay is recommended for horses prone to laminitis and other related conditions.

Feeding Rates Per Day
Body Weight Height Maintenance Light/Moderate Work
250-350kg 13-14hh 1kg – 1.5kg 2kg – 2.5kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 2kg – 2.5kg 2.5kg – 3.5kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 2.5kg – 3kg 3.5kg – 4.5kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 3kg – 3.5kg 4.5kg – 5.5kg
*Intended as guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.

Feeding Tips

  1. Introduce Hygain Ice to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
  2. Feed by weight and not by volume
  3. Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage
  4. Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often
  5. Ensure your horses have access to clean water
  6. Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist
  7. For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact Hygain.


Ice is a blend of the following quality ingredients:

Soya bean hulls, vegetable protein meals, legumes, legume hulls, millrun, lucerne meal, Hygain RBO Equine Performance Oil (rice bran oil including omega essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants), calcium carbonate, di-calcium phosphate, salt, magnesium oxide and Hygain vitamin and mineral premix.

Special Ingredients

Super Fibres

As the name suggests, super fibre is a product that contains highly digestible fibre with very little non-digestible fibre.  These highly digestible fibre sources provide horses with a calorie content similar to grain, however since they are fibre they are safer to feed.  Given that super fibres are digested in the hind-gut (cecum and colon) they don not produce rapid changes in blood sugar (fizz) like grain.  Super fibres are as safe to feed as chaff or hay and even more digestible.

Hygain RBO Equine Performance Oil

Is a blend of rice bran oil, omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants known to improve the health and structural integrity of cell membranes.  Hygain RBO oil plays an important role in maximising energy efficiency due to its energy dense nature and is digested efficiently in the small intestine, reducing the ‘sugar high; associated with high grain diets.  Hygain RBO promotes growth and development of the muscular system, top line and a healthy skin and coat.

Natural Vitamin E

This unique and highly stable form of natural vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of vitamin E.  Research has shown that this form of natural vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.

Bio-Available Selenium

Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage.  Research has shown that Sel-Plex, an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.


Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves.  Research has show that biotin improves skin growth of hair and hooves.  Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increase hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers, veterinarians and scientists.

1kg of Hygain Ice provides the following levels of nutrients (as fed)

Calcium 12 g
Phosphorus 6 g
Magnesium 3.5 g
Sodium 5.5 g
Potassium 2.5 g
Chloride 8 g
Iron 240 mg
Zinc 150 mg
Manganese 140 mg
Copper 50 mg
Iodine 1 mg
Cobalt 0.8 mg
Selenium 0.5 mg
Vitamin A 25,000 IU
Vitamin B1 11 mg
Vitamin B2 15 mg
Vitamin B6 7 mg
Vitamin B12 40 ug
Vitamin D3 1225 IU
Vitamin E 260 IU
Vitamin K 7 mg
Niacin 66 mg
Pantothenic Acid 24 mg
Folic Acid 4 mg
Biotin 900 ug
Choline 480 mg

Pack Size

  • 20 kg