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Why Use Supplements?
Horses like people need good nutrition for normal growth, reproduction and performance.
“Good nutrition can prevent disease. Good nutrition can cure disease.”
- Richard J. Holliday DVM
Your horses’ diet should provide all of the nutrients which are necessary for all organs and systems of a healthy body to perform in harmonious unison. A horse’s body when functioning properly does an amazing job at preventing disease and healing itself. To do this it needs the nutrients and energies of a well balanced diet.
Just providing the right feeds is often not enough to ensure that horses are receiving optimal nutrition. Most horses do not consume optimal amounts of all the nutrients by diet alone. This is because the grains and forages we feed our horses no longer contain all of the essential nutrients.
The National Research Council determined what the daily nutrient requirements are for horses by
using the life stages of the horse. This ensured the correct amounts of nutrients in the proper ratios so horses could grow, breed, perform and prevent diseases.
Supplying your horse with these missing nutrients will help them:
- feel better
- have more energy
- have fewer visits by the vet
Some people call it a horse Wellness Plan
The addition of a Holistic supplement that addresses your horse’s whole body can make a world of difference in how your horses’ body operates and in turn how they feel. We call this nutritional therapy.
Nutritional therapy is a proactive approach to health and healing using biochemistry and nutrition. Nutritional therapy is holistic because it is designed to help the body as a whole – helping the entire horse not just the symptoms.
Many horse owners have wised up to use of supplements to help improve their horses’ quality of life, longevity and an active life style.
Here are few reasons why supplements might be a wise choice for your horse:
- Your horses’ diet alone does not meet the requirements for horses.
- Certain horse life stages have increased nutritional needs.
- Doesn’t it make sense that ... Growing Foal, Maintenance Horse, Performance Horse, Breeding Stallion, Lactating Mare, Pregnant Mare, and Senior Horse all have different nutritional requirements?
- Your growing foal may need higher nutrient needs to support bone, joint and muscle growth.
- Your performance horse may need more nutrients to support his joints, bones, muscles and overall stamina during rigorous training and competition.
- Your senior horse may need increased nutrients to maintain condition, bone, and joint and muscle integrity due to poor digestion brought on by old age.
- Your pregnant mare and nursing mare may need increased nutrients to prevent prenatal diseases, poor growth, and bone deformities.
- Your breeding stallion may need increased nutrients to get through the breeding season with the least stress and damage to his body.
- Your horse may have a chronic illness like laminitis, Cushing’s, EPSM and need nutrient support to reduce inflammation and improve their overall health and well being so they aren’t susceptible to other illnesses.
- Your feed is grown on de-mineralized and worn out soil and has next to nothing for nutritional value. (When was the last time your pasture was fertilized to meet proper nutrient standards?)
- Refining and processing of your horses’ feed removes nutrients.
(Over heating is common in manufacturing and destroys nutrients.)
- Medications can drain and deplete the body’s store of essential nutrients.
- Manufacturers of commercial feed often add chemicals to increase production that are toxic to your horse. (Anti-caking agents are used to prevent build up in the processing machines but are made with toxic metals that you feed your horse and don’t even know it.)
- Improper diet can result in mineral excesses and deficiencies.
(Too high or too low can be dangerous)
- Actual absorption of nutrients may be inadequate due to low levels of available digestive enzymes in your horses’ stomach. (With out the proper enzymes, proper digestion doesn’t happen.)
- Stressors from air and water pollution (acid rain or toxic metals) often increase the need for certain nutrients for your horse. (Horses can be more sensitive to environmental pollution than people and specific nutrients are critical for them to stay healthy.)
- It’s not unusual to find elevated levels of aluminum, cadmium, lead, arsenic beryllium in areas that were once considered rural. Most people can accept these dangers in larger metropolitan areas but have a tough time believing their horses could be exposed.
(Fact is pollutants are now being found in the North and South Pole.)
- Physical and emotional stress can suck out certain minerals while acting as a barrier to prevent absorption of necessary nutrients.
- Your horse may even have an inherent predisposition to these mineral imbalances.
(It’s not uncommon to see these imbalances passed from mare to foal.)
It’s critical to have a Holistic supplement to meet your horses individual needs with out the danger of over supplementing.
Supplements are important to your horse - what supplements should you use for your horse?
Holistic supplements can ensure your horse gets the necessary and important nutrients that may be lacking in their feed.
Veterinary research consistently shows that what is in the feed bin can adversely affect the health of your horse.
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