Bioplex Copper (Proteinate)

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Description

A highly absorbable source, bioplex copper for horses provides 12% elemental copper without additives or fillers. An important trace mineral for whole horse health, copper plays a vital role in many enzymatic processes within the horse’s body.

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For example lysyl oxidase enzyme is dependent upon copper and strengthens cross links between collagen and elastin molecules in connective tissue. The health of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, arterial walls are dependent upon this enzyme and thus the availability of copper from the diet.

Other copper dependent enzymes are involved in the correct functioning of mitochondria, the central nervous system, iron metabolism, healthy haemoglobin levels, production of the pigment melanin and supporting healthy coat, mane and tail hair colour to prevent ‘rusting’ or ‘bleaching’ of the horses hair shaft.

Forageplus forage analysis of horse grass, hay and haylage repeatedly shows that copper is at low levels in forage and other minerals which would act to block the absorption of this important mineral are often high.  All must be present in correct concentrations so that the ratios of minerals allow the body the optimum absorption rates to maintain and support optimum health.

Correct copper for horses levels as matched to the ratios found in grass, hay and haylage is important for pregnant mares, foals, young growing horses, older horses and performance sport horses in moderate to heavy work.

Forageplus does not advise the feeding of separate minerals unless levels have been checked through carrying out a forage analysis.  The ratios of minerals are important and feeding one mineral without supplementing correct levels of another can be detrimental to horse health.  If you are uncertain of mineral levels then feeding either a Forageplus Equine Balancer or carrying out analysis of forage is wise.

Find out about why ratios of minerals fed are so important at Forageplus Talk.

Contact us if you have questions you want answered we are always pleased to help.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Analysis Info

Forageplus Bioplex Copper contains 12% elemental copper.

Feed Rates

Rates for supplementation will vary according to amounts contained with grass, hay or haylage. Lactating horses, pregnant horses, young horses and horses in moderate to heavy work will all need higher levels.

1 x 5ml scoop = approx 365 mg of Elemental Copper = approx 3 grams Bioplex Copper.

If feeding a 5 ml scoop for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 333 days.

This is only a guide and if you are unsure about what rate to feed your horse then please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

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