Natural Vitality Senior Vits & Mins
Natural Vitality Senior Vits & Mins is a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement formulated to meet the specific needs of older horses and ponies.
Natural Vitality Senior Vits & Mins contains two prebiotics which have two distinct functions. FOS prebiotics provide a food source for specific beneficial bacteria resident in the digestive tract. MOS prebiotics are able to bind with specific harmful bacteria in the gut and stop them from becoming established in the gut. The two tier approach of these prebiotics aims to maintain the health of the senior horse’s digestive system.
Glucosamine is a component of joint tissues and can be fed to maintain healthy joints in the older horse. Glucosamine is incorporated into cartilage and contributes to shock absorbency within joints. Generous levels of glucosamine in Natural Vitality Senior Vits & Mins mean that this product supplies more of this important nutrient than many specific joint products.
Vitamin C has been identified as an important antioxidant for maintaining pulmonary health. Antioxidants defend the body against free radicals which are produced during normal metabolic processes.
Chelated minerals are trace minerals such as copper, zinc and manganese, that are attached to other molecules to make them easier to absorb from the digestive system. Trace minerals would otherwise be vulnerable to interactions with other minerals in the gut which restricts their usefulness to the horse.
When to use
- For older horses alongside a Dengie Alfa-A or Hi-Fi product to provide a balanced ration
- If feeding less than the recommended quantities of a mix or cube
- When feeding straight cereals
- Alfalfa meal for highly available calcium
- Prebiotics for the health of the digestive system
- Vitamin C for pulmonary health
- Glucosamine for joint health
- Chelated minerals for improved absorption
- Vanilla flavouring for great palatability
|Size||Daily Feeding Rate||One Tub Lasts|
|Pony (up to 400kgs)||45 grams||33 days|
|Horse (over 400kgs)||90 grams||17 days|
One 50ml measure (enclosed in tub) holds 45 grams.
|Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’|
|Copper (as copper sulphate)||900 mg/kg|
|Selenium (as sodium selenite)||18 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||0.090 MIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||0.020 MIU/kg|
|Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol)||8000 mg/kg|
|Vitamin C||125000 mg/kg|