My horse is a good doer prone to laminitis, what information will a full mineral forage test give me?

If your horse is a good doer prone to laminitis then Forageplus can answer your questions about how full mineral analysis of the grass, hay or haylage your horse eats can inform you about the best daily feed for your horse or pony.

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Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD and the ECIR Yahoo group have theorised for a number of years that iron overload is contributing to the development of metabolic problems in horses and ponies prone to laminitis.

A recent research study has also suggested the same thing.  Since the typical pattern of mineral levels in forage is to see high or even very excessive iron and other minerals which contribute to an overloaded iron status in horses then it makes sense to carefully and accurately balance the nutrient levels for all horses to maintain and manage a healthy state.

Iron is an antagonist mineral which serves to block or lock up the availability of other minerals which are crucial for the healthy functioning of the metabolic system. Lowering iron in horses diets then will help to support healthy hooves and the whole horse.

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You will only know what the levels of iron and other minerals are in your forage by testing, you can’t tell by looking.  Sometimes the most beautiful looking hay can have a poor mineral content with high iron levels which can be affecting horses and ponies prone to laminitis.

Find out more about high iron levels and how this affects horses and ponies here

You can find out more about Forageplus forage tests for horses here

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