Promote Horse Health with Trace Minerals
Adding an organic digestible trace mineral supplement to your horse’s diet can have a positive effect on the hoof health, overall growth, joint and skeletal support, as well as skin and coat condition. Add to those horse health benefits that minerals also transport energy and are co-factors to enzymes and you can start to see the importance of making sure your horse has adequate amounts of minerals.
There are 2 types of minerals for horses-
- Macro Minerals- horse needs larger quantities of
- Micro Minerals- horse requires less or smaller quantities of
Example Macro Minerals for Horses:
• Calcium (Ca)
• Phosphorus (P)
• Chloride (Cl)
• Sodium (Na)
• Potassium (K)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Sulfur (S)
There are amounts and ratios that are important when feeding minerals to horses.
- Calcium needs to be higher than the Phosphorus in a ratio of 1.5 or 2:1. The calcium amount can be higher than that.
- Chloride and sodium work together as an electrolyte
- Magnesium works with Calcium to support muscle function
Example Micro Minerals for Horses:
- Cobalt (Co)
- Copper (Cu)
- Molybdenum (Mo):
- Zinc (Zn):
- Iron (Fe):
- Fluoride (F):
- Iodine (I)
- Selenium (Se)
- Chromium (Cr)
Choosing a quality, organic trace mineral supplement for your horse is important. Organic sources are considered more digestible for the horse and safe to use. We use and recommend an organic, all-natural trace mineral supplement that contains an eco-friendly source of 74 trace minerals. A trace mineral option that contains the purest, contaminant-free coral calcium in the world and it is free of any additives, metals, or fillers. Contact us for more information if you are open to organically supplementing your horse’s trace mineral needs.
For more tips on natural horse supplements and equine digestion check out these posts:
- 7 Natural Digestive Supplements for Horses
- The Three Amigos of Equine Digestive Health
- Equine Nutrition Archive
Our Mission Here at Equine Essential Wellness is Promoting Natural Horse Health-
Nutrition is the foundation of health and trace minerals crucial to having that foundation stable. Alongside empowering horse owners with equine nutritional facts we are here to help you also spot the hidden toxins and chemicals in the everyday products and supplements you are currently using. This is one of the main contributors to putting your horse’s health at risk!
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