VetPro Equine Everyday Minerals
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.