Vetpro has customized the range of Mineral Supplements to make minerals more user- specific. The underlying principle that we are basing this on is that all horses need mineral supplementation. They are essential for the growth and development of the musculo-skeletal system in young horses. Adult horses rely on minerals for the maintenance of that same system. There are no grazing situations in New Zealand that can provide the total mineral requirements of a horse on a daily basis.
We can recognize 2 dietary situations where different mineral supplements are necessary. Which category does your horse fit?
1# Horses grazing at pasture and either spelling or in light leisure type work or broodmares (non-pregnant). Then you will need Vetpro Everyday Minerals.
2# Horses fed hard feed and hay with some access to pasture and being required to produce strenuous or demanding performance e.g. racehorses, eventers, dressage, endurance, show jumpers and late pregnancy or lactating broodmares. Then you will need Vetpro Equine Performance Minerals.
Horses in full training on energy diets have an extra demand for minerals and trace elements. The same can be said for lactating broodmares and rapidly growing yearlings (pre-sale preparation). If feeding prepared feeds with some minerals included – check the list of actual minerals and note that unless the horse is fed the stated quantity eg 5kgs per day, then the mineral content will be less than the required daily amount. Vetpro Equine Performance Minerals are veterinarian formulated and contain Calcium and Phosphorus, along with higher levels of all the essential trace minerals. Used at the recommended dose rates, it provides the daily requirements of all important minerals and trace elements.
“I have been using Vetpro Mineral Performance Supplements for over 14 years and it has been a huge asset in the growth and development of my young stock in preparing them for the yearling sales” Sir Patrick Hogan – K.N.Z.M.C.B.E
Cherry Flavour 0.48%
Milk Powder 2.162%
120g for late pregnant and lactating broodmares
90g for horses in hard work (racing or eventing)
90g for yearlings
60g for sport horses and weanlings