Equestrizone’s Vitamin E and Selenium for horses is a vital addition to the diet of hard-working and athletic horses as well as those who regularly take part in competitions and those with muscle challenges. It supports healthy muscles, muscle recovery and muscle development. It is also a key supplement for breeding and pregnant mares.
Importantly, our supplement contains natural vitamin E which has many advantages over cheaper synthetic vitamin E. Synthetic vitamin E is not absorbed as easily or as completely as the natural version. The bioavailability of naturally-sourced vitamin E is believed to be twice that of synthetic vitamin E. Natural vitamin E also stays in the body longer than the synthetic version.
- Performance and athletic horses
- Horses with high and heavy workloads
- Support muscle health in horses with disturbed muscle function
- Breeding mares – to support the unborn foals natural immunity
- Horses on a high oil diet
- Horses grazing in areas where the soil is naturally low in selenium
Selenium is vital to maintain normal, healthy muscle tissue and also to keep red blood cells and the vascular system stable.
Horses whose muscles are regularly being exercised are more vulnerable to tissue damage caused by free radicals attacking membranes and cells. The antioxidant qualities of vitamin E and selenium work in harmony to fight off such attacks. They can interrupt the body’s production of free radicals. Hard-working muscles use up more fats for energy – and this increases the risk of tissue damage in a diet limited in vitamin E. Our supplement supports natural immunity and protects the cells of the muscles.
Giving this supplement to a pregnant horse also enables the immunity to be transferred to its foal. Vitamin E and selenium are both vitally important for natural growth and development and fertility and reproduction.
Vitamin E for horses has been shown to support the delivery of a good supply of oxygen to the lungs, and therefore can help performance as well as muscle function. Lack of vitamin E in the diet leads to a much higher risk of muscle damage during exercise, as well as muscle stiffness and soreness and a greater likelihood of succumbing to illness and disease. There is an increased breakdown of cell membranes – including the muscles, heart and brain – when the body does not have access to enough vitamin E.
FEEDING DIRECTIONS (500KG HORSE) G PER DAY SCOOPS PER DAY
Horses in hard work/training 25 - 50 1 - 2
Broodmares and stallions 25 1
Leisure horses 25 1
To support muscle function 50 2
A 2.5kg tub fed at 25g per day will last 100 days
A 4kg tub fed at 25g per day will last 160 days
1 x heaped 50ml scoop (enclosed) = 25g
Wheatfeed, Vitamins, Alfalfa
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS PER DAILY SERVING (25g /1 scoop)
Nutrient Unit Amount per kilo Amount per serve
Vitamin E mg 36760 919
Selenium mg 20 0.5
Acid insoluble ash 7.6%
Crude protein 11.3%
Crude fibre 7.3%
Crude oils and fats 8.2%
Crude ash 10.6%
Natural Vitamin E 50,000 IU (as 36,760 mg/kg RRR-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, 3a700) , Organic Selenium 20mg/kg (as 8,695mg Selplex selenium yeast, 3b8.10),Flavouring compounds: Vanilla flavour 750mg/kg
Antioxidants: Mixed tocopherols 10,000mg/kg
HOW MUCH VITAMIN E AND SELENIUM IS IN ONE 25G SERVING?
Feed at a rate of 25g per day to supply 1,250IU of natural Vitamin E and 0.5mg elemental selenium
A complementary feed material for horses. Store in a cool, dry place. Replace lid securely to avoid deterioration of contents. Keep out of reach of children