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Formulated to economically provide all the necessary minerals and trace elements needed by sport, leisure, spelling horses and dry broodmares. Even the best pasture cannot provide all the mineral requirements needed by these horses. Vitamins are not needed on a daily basis so why waste $$$ with combination supplements that may not provide the in- depth formulas, but just provide a lesser amount and a lot of unnecessary ingredients. It can be detrimental to the health of a horse to over-supplement certain vitamins. At times B vitamins are required - stress or high exertion can create a drop and then Vetpro Equine Athlete B Boost can be used for an instant replenishment.
Feeding some premix feeds can provide some minerals and trace elements, however, when the label is actually read, it usually requires a horse to be fed a large amount of the feed to achieve an acceptable level of supplements - more than most sport and leisure horses are given.
Everyday Minerals do not contain selenium as this element needs to be very closely monitored and low and high levels can have a very significant effect on the horse, with very high levels proving to be toxic. Selenium supplementation should be carried out when the levels in the horse have been assessed by a blood test. Vetpro Selenium K is a safe chelated supplement for correcting low levels in the horse.
Everyday Minerals have a calcium phosphorus ratio of 2.5 : 1 and this is vital to maintain the imbalance in this ratio that can occur with low lucerne or high fat feeds. Although increasing lucerne levels may assist in improving the ratio, it will increase the protein percentage which can produce other problems for the horse. The answer is a correctly formulated mineral supplement – Vetpro Everyday Minerals will do just that.
For horses in more work, such as racing, competition horses, lactating and late trimester brood mares, Vetpro High Performance Minerals should be given on a daily basis.
Vetpro produces carefully formulated supplements for a purpose, allowing the owner to put together exactly their horses’ individual needs, therefore being both more effective and economic than the scattergun approach.Daily Dose Rate 1 level measure = 60 g 120g for horses 90g for yearlings 60g for weanlings
Cracked and brittle hooves are common amongst performance horses. Poor moisture retention combined with poor hoof growth are the cause of the problem. Horses end up having difficulty holding a shoe and are predisposed to quarter cracks, seedy toe and foot infections. Prevention starts with increasing moisture retention followed by promoting hoof growth. Nutrition affects hoof growth, hoof size is directly influenced by diet. Horses fed an optimum diet have an 80% increase in hoof-sole border size compared to those fed a limited diet. Research has shown that the minerals zinc, magnesium, calcium and sulphur, along with Vitamin A and Biotin are all necessary for the development of a normal hoof. Since horses are often not fed an optimum diet due to availability of good pasture and a correct balance of feed, it is necessary to feed a specifically formulated supplement which ensures that these vital ingredients are in the diet. Equine Four Feet contains zinc, sulphur, menthionine and biotin, all essential components of strong healthy hooves, in a gelatin and yeast base. Gelatin contains all essential amino acids except tryptophan. Although difficult to exactly quantify, some research has been able to suggest that for effective improvement of hoof quality an amount of 15 mg per day of Biotin needs to be fed, most grains are very low in Biotin with the exception of maize. The same dose size provides 9gms of methionine. Methionine is essential in producing cystine. This is present in Keratin which is the protein that the hoof wall is primarily made of. Hoof improvement is a long term process and supplementation needs to be continued for a minimum of three months on a daily basis. Hoof Oils cannot improve the structure or the development of the hoof, they merely help retain or seal in the moisture in the hoof, thus preventing some drying. View our '30 Facts about Horses Feet' Article Here...At the suggested dose rate of 30gms Equine Four Feet provides 15 mg of Biotin and 9gms of methionine, 150 mg Zinc and 900 mg sulphur.400gm 800gm
Calming Formula for Horses Horses can become tense for many reasons, but when it stems from a shortfall in the levels of certain key nutritional ingredients, then Equine Relax can provide the answer to achieving a more sensible and attentive animal. Equine Relax contains the full range of actives that can be low in the horse’s diet. Firstly, it contains Vitamin B1 and Vitamin E, both these vitamins can help nervous horses to settle, as well as being advantageous for muscle problems. It also contains Magnesium, some horses may suffer from a lack of available magnesium in their diets and these horses become hypersensitive, even in their normal stable environment. It contains the amino acid L-Tryptophan which has a calming effect on horses. When fed in high doses Tryptophan is converted by the body to a natural sedative. In humans it has been used to treat insomnia. Equine Relax can be used right up to and during competition as it contains no prohibited substances. It does not reduce performance.Per Kg: Tryptophan 12.0% Magnesium 5.0% Vitamin E 2.0% Vitamin B1 0.3%Daily dose rate is 35g for ponies and 50g for horses. The time a horse may take to respond varies on the type of horse and its general level of reactions. For example, some reported responses have been 5-7 days, others up to 21 days. It can be used for a few days prior to a competition at twice the daily dose.500g 1kg 2kg 5kg