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It encourages a shiny coat, healthy hooves, and topline. It is specifically formulated for NZ conditions. It provides essential nutrients lacking in many feed crops, pasture, and soil. It contains high levels of Biotin for hoof support.
It has NO added iron, making it the perfect supplement for horses and ponies grazing on NZ pasture and drinking bore water with high iron content.
It is designed for horses and ponies receiving premix feed, below the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. Contains less Zinc, Copper, L-Lysine, L-Methionine, and Biotin than Essentials Formula 1.
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 in hay is too much iron combined with low zinc and copper levels. A high iron concentration can interfere with zinc and copper absorption, making already low levels of these minerals even less available to your horse.
Until recently, the veterinary industry has viewed iron toxicity in equines mainly as an acute condition—the result of overdosing on iron-containing supplements. However, researchers have found that equines exposed to high iron levels in water, grass, or hay over a prolonged period can accumulate the mineral in their livers, resulting in chronic iron overload.
Black-skinned horses which include greys need more copper and zinc than others. Bays and chestnuts will look washed out with lighter colors 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 can 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, bone thinning, joint swelling, 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 vital for bone integrity, heart health, skin pigmentation, and to prevent premature graying.
Horses 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.
It does not contain Magnesium. Magnesium requirements are individual and a different magnesium product like Pazture Guarde or Pazture Mag can be added separately. Some horses already have good levels and don’t need supplementing regularly.
Contains Zeolite which is a highly bioavailable natural form of Silica that supports bone and connective tissue health. Performance horses and senior horses may especially benefit from Zeolite.
Horses 450-650kg: 50gm per day, (2 scoops) mixed with feed.
Ponies 150-449kg: 25gm per day, (1 scoop) mixed with feed.
Foals and Yearlings: 25gm per day, (1 scoop) mixed with feed.
Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight with a bag always sealed.
Contains no prohibited substances for racing, endurance, showing, and FEI competitions.
No artificial flavors, coloring, or preservatives. Very palatable. Does not contain apple, cherry, or vanilla flavors.
Packaging: The stand-up pouch and foil is sealable and comes with a clear plastic scoop.
Sizes: 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 6kg, 12kg
Amino Acids: 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: Calcium 5.2gm, Phosphorus 3.3gm, Copper (Organic) 100mg, Zinc, (Organic) 350mg, Manganese (Organic) 100mg, Chromium (organic) 5mg.
Trace Minerals: Zeolite 16gm.
Essentials Formula 2 contains less Zinc, Copper, and Manganese than Essentials Formula 1.
Contains no artificial flavors, coloring, or preservatives. Does not contain vanilla, apple, or cherry flavors. This is very palatable.
"So this is Axel, photos taken 4 weeks apart. After I lost my old SB mare I decided to look for a horse I could ‘connect’ with and work through Warwick Schiller’s relationship path. Axel and I clicked straight away, though it was clear from the start he was dealing with some ‘stuff’ emotionally. I have no agenda and no plans to ‘get out there’ with this horse, so after his big move to his new home we just hung out and allowed him to ‘let down’ - this culminated in a range of physical issues, from mud fever to dramatic weight loss and then .... his hair fell out. The photos show day one. By day three he was bald (and I was a blubbering mess!) This was right on Xmas/New Year. We brought him in and I slathered him daily in Hoof and Hair Moisturiser - one week later we had hair! The second photo is taken 4 weeks later - He’s not had another issue since. I regularly use it on his hooves, and he now loves to have it rubbed in when he’s groomed. He wasn’t abused or anything just no longer needed for racing or eventing. It’s been so interesting seeing him relax and change, he’s really adapting well to his life as a pleasure horse and for me it’s been an awakening, really getting to know a horse after 40 plus years of riding. I love your products, really great value and super quality. I also use them on my mini - the detangler is the only thing that rescues his dreadlocked mane."
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