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MINERAL SOLUTIONS

MINERAL SOLUTIONS

MINERAL SOLUTIONS

Fact: Our UK grasslands are deficient in most of the essential minerals.

Fact: Changes in the chemistry of grass cause changes in the chemistry of the horse.

Fact: Many chronic health conditions are due to unbalanced micronutrients.

Fact: Most alleged behavioural issues will vanish by feeding forage-balanced minerals.


Now here's a mind-boggling statistic - 50 years ago, carrots had 75% more magnesium than today!  Just one example of how our soil nutrient levels have changed over the years, and why we need a solution to help provide our horses with an effective nutritional foundation.

It's easy to take our soil for granted, that is, until we lose it. The soil beneath our feet is arguably one of the most under-appreciated assets on the planet - without it, life would largely cease to exist while, when at its prime, this ‘black gold’ gives life.  However, our UK grasslands are commonly deficient in many essential minerals, with changes in the grass chemistry significantly causing changes in the chemistry of the horse.  This directly and adversely affects the horse's system, all the more so when over-grazed on restricte paddock space.

The NRC Guidelines are there for a reason, yet most commercial 'one-size-fits-all' balancers rarely get the mineral ratios balanced to the defined NRC guidelines.  Most add iron and manganese which are already at too high levels in our UK grasslands.  This can mean that your commercial balancer may make your horse's dietary mineral levels even more unbalanced.


EquiVita is different
EquiVita is a carefully balanced multi-mineral nutritional solution, based on UK forage analyses and working within the NRC guidelines.  This means it provides the correct ratios of the deficient minerals and micronutrients known to be lacking in our UK forage.


~ Mineral Solutions Cont'd

~ Case Studies

 



EquiVita / EquiVitaA
We have a comprehensive range of mineral solutions for you to choose from, starting with our base EquiVita formula which is ideal for all-round maintenance, or our base EquiVitaA which includes Spirulina Algae for an added potent nutrient source.

Alongside balancing the UK forage diet with the required deficient minerals and vitamins, and unless you're opting for a tailor-made mineral balancer following a forage analysis, our EquiVita range includes as standard:

  • Brewers Yeast (a daily 15g measure) as one of the best natural sources of the B-complex vitamins which support energy metabolism, as well as being an excellent prebiotic digestive aid.
  • Essential Amino Acids (EFA's) including:
    - Methionine & Lysine
    Both essential amino acids, Lysine and Methionine need to be supplied in the diet because horses are unable to make enough in their systems. They are also both 'limiting' amino acids, which means that if there is not enough of these important amino acids, the body is limited in its ability to make protein. which is essential for health. 
    * Methionine is a key component to support hoof structure and hard-wearing robust hooves, as well as liver support and mane/coat density. 
    * Lysine is the key to protein availability - it quite literally makes protein work, and is one of the most important factors for growth, tissue repair, blood building, muscle development and immunity.
  • The important minerals Magnesium, Phosphorous, Copper and Zinc, typically deficient in our UK grazing and forage.
    - Magnesium is vital for calcium absorption, insulin sensitivity, normalising blood circulation, hoof sole sensitivity, and as a detoxicant.
    - Low phosphorus levels can cause bone issues, loss of appetite, stiff joints, fatigue, breathing difficulties and weight fluctuations.
    - Copper is one of the most important trace elements in the horse, with coat quality improved when copper and zinc are properly balanced.
    - Zinc supports bone and cartilage development, integrity of skin, hair and hooves, vision, reproduction and immune system.
  • The key trace-mineral and antioxidant, Selenium, a major component of glutathione perodidase, an antioxidant enzyme, plus several other important enzymes. We can see improved thyroid function with balanced iodine and selenium.

* Our EquiVita range is a powdered supplement which should be mixed into dampened feed.

* Our EquiVita range contains absolutely NO fillers or bulk additives whatsoever.

The Full EquiVita Range

~ EquiVita EquiVitaA
Ideal for all-round maintenance, balancing the UK forage diet with the required deficient minerals, specifically Magnesium, Copper, Zinc and Phosphorous, and the important amino-acids.

  • EquiVita - our base balancer formula, ideal for summer maintenance.
    EquiVitaA - our base balancer formula with Spirulina.

~ EquiVita-Plus EquiVitaA-Plus (Vitamin-C & Vitamin-E)
Horses who are mainly turned out on good grazing get adequate supplementation of the two important Vitamins, E and C.  However, if your horse is on a restricted grazing/mainly hay diet, or come late autumn/winter, these two vitamin levels deplete as grass growth slows, and especially during the curing/baling/storage process.  Many horses, especially competition performance horses, tend to get limited access to fresh grass - many livery yards are also unable to offer 24/7 turnout, especially during our wet winters.  Thus, our 'Plus' range includes a daily 5-gram maintenance measure of organic Rosehips to provide natural Vitamin-C supplementation, and a 1500iu measure of Vitamin-E.  Both these vitamins are also highly beneficial at times of injury and muscle/tissue repair.

  • EquiVita-Plus - with Rosehips (Vit.C) & Vit.E, ideal for winter grass nutrient depletion or restricted grazing/hay diets.
    EquiVitaA-Plus - with Rosehips,Vit.E & Spirulina.

~ EquiVita-ProB EquiVitaA-ProB (Probiotic)
If you like to feed a probiotic to your horse, our 'ProB' range includes a daily 5g maintenance measure of Alltech's Yea-Sacc to support healthy digestion and optimal nutrient absorption.

~ EquiVita-DTox EquiVitaA-DTox (Mycosorb A+)
If you wish to add a mycotoxin binder to the feedbowl, our DTox range includes a daily 5g maintenance measure of Alltech's Mycosorb A+ to help combat harmful forage moulds and toxins.

~ EquiVita-Ultra EquiVitaA-Ultra (The Full Monty)
Finally, if you want the complete one-stop solution, choose our Ultra which gives you all the Plus /
ProB/DTox options (Yea-Sacc, Mycosorb A+, Vit.C (rosehips) & Vit.E) into our base EquiVita / EquiVitaA in one hit.

* Click on the links above, or products below, for full information.

Free UK Delivery On orders 10kg-plus or £100 and over.  All ordering options on the Checkout page. 

Looking for a Custom-Made Mineral Solution?
If you have your own feeding plan formula provided by an accredited forage analysis provider, or if you'd like specific minerals excluded, i.e. if you prefer to feed magnesium chloride instead of magnesium oxide, we can happily blend it for you.  Please contact us for a costing.

 


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EquiVita
A multi-mineral nutritional solution that provides the commonly deficient levels of essential minerals lacking in our UK grazing, based on UK analyses averages, and required by the equine body for normal function.

 

From £22.00 / kg


EquiVitaA
~ with added Spirulina Algae
Our base EquiVita with added Spirulina (blue green algae) for a potent nutrient source. 

 

From £24.00 / kg


EquiVita-Plus
~ with added
Vitamin C (Rosehips) & Vitamin E
To support horses on restricted grazing and nutrient depletion in baled/stored/winter forage.

 

From £23.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-Plus
~ with added
Vitamin C (Rosehips), Vitamin E & Spirulina
To support horses on restricted grazing and nutrient depletion in baled/stored/winter forage, and with added potent nutrients. 

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVitaProB
~ with added Yea-Sacc1026 strain

To support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health. 

 

From £24.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-ProB
~ with added Yea-Sacc1026 strain & Spirulina

To support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health, with added potent nutrients.

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVita-ProBPlus
~ with added
Yea-Sacc, Vitamin C (Rosehips) & Vitamin E
Ideal for winter seasonal use, or predominantly hay diets. If you want added Mycosorb A+ mycotoxin binder as well, see our EquiVita-Ultra.   

 

From £24.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-ProBPlus
~ with added
Yea-Sacc, Vitamin C (Rosehips), Vitamin E & Spirulina
To support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health, ideal for winter seasonal use, or predominantly hay diets.

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVita-DTox
~ with added Mycosorb A+

To help combat harmful mycotoxins. 

 

From £23.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-DTox
~ with added Mycosorb A+ & Spirulina

To help combat harmful mycotoxins, and with added potent nutrients.

 

From £24.00 / kg


EquiVita-DToxPlus
~ with added
Mycosorb A+, Vitamin C (Rosehips) & Vitamin E
Ideal for winter seasonal use, or predominantly hay diets, and to combat harmful mycotoxins. If you want added Yea-Sacc probiotic as well, see our EquiVita-Ultra

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-DToxPlus
~ with added
Mycosorb A+, Vitamin C (Rosehips), Vitamin E & Spirulina
To combat harmful mycotoxins, ideal for winter seasonal use or predominantly hay diets, and with added potent nutrients.

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVita-DToxProB
~ with added Mycosorb A+ & Yea-Sacc

For the absorption of harmful mycotoxins, and to support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health.

 

From £24.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-DToxProB
~ with added Mycosorb A+, Yea-Sacc & Spirulina

For the absorption of harmful mycotoxins, and to support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health, with added potent nutrients.

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVita-Ultra
~ with added
Vitamin C (Rosehips), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc & Mycosorb A+
Ideal for winter seasonal use, or predominantly hay diets, to support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health, and to combat harmful mycotoxins.

 

From £25.00 / kg


EquiVitaA-Ultra
~ with
Vitamin C (Rosehips), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc, Mycosorb A+ & Spirulina
The ultimate in our EquiVita range.  Ideal for winter seasonal use or predominantly hay diets, to support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health, to combat harmful mycotoxins, and with added potent nutrients from the Spirulina.

 

From £27.00 / kg