Why supplement if you hard feed!?
1 May 2019
Equine health supplements have been a bone of contention for years for most owners and trainers around world. Do you need to add supplements to feeds? What supplements? Will you actually see results?
A routine blood test can help identify any deficiencies. However, more often than not the solution is obvious to an experienced trainer or rider - if they are willing to look! The results from a good supplement are also usually obvious!!
As you are mulling over the numerous options for equine feed supplements, consider the ingredients that are essential. Here are the basics to look for;
- Chondrotin Sulphate: Joint support. Vital for any horse in work if you want it to move freely and continue to do so for some time. Equine2000 Lube All contains 400mg per 30ml scoop!!
- Electrolytes: It should be noted that horse sweat consists of electrolytes chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and couple of more minerals. Of all, the two electrolytes that are lost in sweat are sodium and chloride. Thus, it becomes necessary to plug the deficiency to ensure the regular strenuous horse activity. Even more important in winter when horses tend to reduce their natural drinking - despite still sweating in exercise.
- Vitamins & Minerals: There are many key minerals that are integral for the formation of cartilage and connective tissue, for immunity, growth, energy, stamina, brain function and more.
A balanced diet alone is never enough to meet all requirements of an elite sports horse. Just as elite sports people must eat a strict diet PLUS tailored supplements, so to do horses need additional supplements to meet their individual needs. Equine multi-vitamin supplements provide a selection of vitamins and minerals to bridge the gap and help ensure your horse gets the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
Equine 2000 Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
- Antioxidants: Your horse needs more of antioxidants with age or with intense exercise. Common antioxidants are Vitamins E & C which will aid muscle tissue during exercise, training and competition by eliminating free radicals.
- Selenium: Requires a special mention as an antioxidant. Selenium and Vitamin E Supplementation has been prooven in numerous studies to help prevent muscle disorders (tying-up).