This is a super Vitamin, Mineral, Amino Acid and Hoof supplement all rolled into one. IRON and SELENIUM free with a low Selenium version available as well.
Specially formulated for New Zealand’s environment and pasture. It provides essential nutrients lacking in many feed crops, pasture and soil. Encourages shiny coat, healthy hooves and topline.
New Zealand's pasture, hay and feed crops have high iron levels which can reduce the availability of zinc and copper. The most common mineral imbalance found in hay is too much iron combined with low zinc and copper levels. A high iron concentration can interfere with both zinc and copper absorption, making already low levels of these minerals even less available to your horse.
Black skinned horses which includes greys need more copper and zinc than others. Bays and chestnuts will look washed out with lighter-colored than normal coats, and the blacks will have a definite reddish look.
Horses need copper in their diets to properly utilize iron and to develop healthy connective tissue. It is also important for horses with allergies. It is able to lower the concentration of histamine in the body. Copper also helps to keep the central nervous system running correctly.
In adult horses a deficiency of copper and zinc in the diet may cause limb deformities, thinning of the bones, swelling of the joints, blood vessel weakness, connective tissue weakness, saggy skin, and a lowered immune system. Copper is the main mineral for the body to produce T cells. It is also important for bone integrity, heart health, skin pigmentation and to prevent premature graying.
Horse's showing signs of low Iron levels can be supplemented according to veterinary instructions. When copper deficiency occurs, iron levels fall too short and anemia can develop,
Magnesium is not included in the Essentials Formula 1. Every horse has different magnesium requirements so this can be added with Pazture Mag or Pazture Guarde.
Essentials Formula 1
Ingredients per 50gm, (2 level scoops)
Amino Acids Human Grade: L-Lysine 2.5gm, L-Methionine 1.5gm, L-Threonine 750mg.
Vitamins: Biotin 20mg, Folic Acid 40mg, Vit B1 100mg, Vit B12 100mg, Vit C 200mg.
Minerals: Calicum 5.2gm, Phosphorus 3.3gm, Copper(Organic) 200mg, Zinc, (Organic) 600mg, Manganese (Organic) 180mg, Chromium (Organic) 5mg.
Trace Minerals: Zeolite 26gm,
Oil: Organic Coconut Oil 3gm.
There is a low selenium version available which contains Organic Selenium Yeast – Alkosel® and selenium is 0.65mg per 50grams.
Essentials Recommended Daily Dose Rate:
Horses 450-650kg, - 50gm per day mixed with feed.
Ponies 150-449kg - 25gm per day mixed with feed.
Foals and Yearlings - 25gm per day mixed with feed.
Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight with bag sealed at all times.
Contains no prohibited substances for racing, endurance, showing and FEI competitions.
Contains No artificial flavors, coloring or preservatives. This is very palatable.