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Welcome to nutrikey

Welcome to the HYGAIN nutrikey Equine Nutrition Program, a free personalized program designed to balance your horse’s diet to enhance health, performance and well-being.

Are you looking for comfort that your current feeding regime is meeting the nutrient requirements of your horse? Are you looking at optimizing your horse’s performance and want to create a specific diet for your athlete? Does your horse suffer from metabolic disorders such as laminitis or tying-up making it hard to formulate the right diet?

The answer is HYGAIN nutrikey. We have developed a revolutionary program for you with the help of our HYGAIN feed experts and leading equine nutritionists Dr Stephen Duren PhD and Dr Tania Cubitt PhD. Our program is unique as we have combined the latest in equine research, technological advances and a personalized approach by Hygain consultants, formulating a personalized diet for your horse – yes, that’s right our competent HYGAIN consultants – not a computer – will analyse and assess your current diet.

Due to a period of high demand please note that there may be a delay of up to 2 weeks in completing your diet analysis but we are working hard to ensure we get back to you as soon as possible. For urgent nutrition inquiries please call our office or contact your local Hygain representative.


How does nutrikey work?

All you have to do is press the start button below and follow the 5 easy steps. Once you have answered all questions and reviewed your answers, your responses will be forwarded to the respective HYGAIN consultant in your area. You will also have the opportunity to include specific comments and/or questions regarding your horse’s diet in the comments section at the end of the nutrikey form.

Your horse’s diet will then be reviewed and analysed based on the information you provided and if necessary our HYGAIN consultant will create a new balanced diet specifically tailored to your horse’s needs.

Should you have any questions or wish to further discuss your personalized HYGAIN nutrikey report, you will have the opportunity to speak directly to your HYGAIN consultant.

nutrikey-p2-diet-overviewDetailed diet overview

A detailed overview of your horse’s current and recommended diet will be provided as well as a total estimated feed and fibre intake.

nutrikey-p3-nutrient-tablePrecise nutrient table

The nutrient table provides a detailed report of the various nutrient values of each individual ingredient included in your horse’s diet. Based on the information provided the horses Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for each nutrient is calculated and directly compared to your horse’s actual intake, highlighting a possible deficiency or excess in the diet.

nutrikey Nutrient GraphEasy to read nutrient graph

The nutrient graph presents the various nutrient levels of each ingredient in percentages based on the Recommended Daily Intake of your horse. The colour scheme of the individual ingredients makes this graph easy to read.

nutrikey RecommendationsSpecific recommendations for your horse from your personal HYGAIN consultant

All diets are reviewed and assessed by our HYGAIN consultants and every report includes a personalized recommendation for your horse, based on the information you have provided.

The contact details of your HYGAIN consultant are included in the report.

Usage tips:

  • We are constantly working to upgrade our nutrient data in nutrikey. If your horses feed or supplement is not available on our system, please ensure you mention the Brand, Name and feeding rate per day in the comments section. We can then ensure to evaluate your horses diet effectively, and provide the best possible recommendation. 
  • This program is designed for the horse’s individual needs, if you have more than one horse’s diet to evaluate, please complete the program for each horse.
  • Horse’s nutritional requirements can change from season to season therefore, we encourage you to evaluate your horse’s diet seasonally.