Feed Safety



The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has introduced two assurance schemes designed to reduce the risk of naturally occurring prohibited substances (NOPS) in equine feeds.

Find out more about the BETA NOPS scheme 

Or download the NOPS leaflet here

or download the NOPS poster here

BETA Feed Assurance Mark for equines prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

A new feed approval mark has been developed by the British Equestrian Trade Association – in consultation with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate – to help owners identify feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS).

To find out more about the new feed assurance mark and products that are approved click here.

Full details of the fee schedule and application process are available from the BETA office, telephone 01937 587062 or email agy@beta-uk.org

Click here for the EGUS leaflet, insertposter

Your Horse Feed Guide

In 2018 we have sponsored this guide for the first time. It includes 10 Golden rules of feeding, workload demystified, barricading ulcers, all about fibre, hay versus haylage, balancing act, be more feed savvy and to supplement, or not?

Click on the front cover of the guide to download a page turner version of the guide.

BETA Mycotoxin Working Group

Whilst knowledge of the adverse effects of moulds on horses has long been documented, the issue of mycotoxins in equine diets has come to the fore more recently.

The working group provides information and guidance on mycotoxins to BETA feed members. This is achieved by the production of scientific and lay publications on the risk of mycotoxins in equines and equine feeding stuffs and disseminating the latest scientific and expert opinion regarding acceptable levels of mycotoxins in equine diets.

Find out more about the BETA Mycotoxin Working Group