Bioplex Zinc (Proteinate)



A  highly absorbable source of the mineral zinc for horses providing 15% elemental zinc without additives or fillers.

Zinc is an important trace mineral for a whole host of body functions in the horses body. Zinc is usually shown as being low in forage analysis and is blocked by high levels of other competing minerals such as iron and manganese.  Supplementation at high levels is often needed as deficiency is common.

Benefits of zinc for horses

  • Allows protein to bind to DNA
  • Influences the folding and structure of proteins
  • Essential for pigment formation and antioxidant SOD function
  • Supports bone building and remodeling
  • Supports insulin production and release
  • Supports healthy skin function
  • Important support for a healthy immune system
  • Important for the strength of hooves and white line

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.

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. Please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

Forageplus Calcium Carbonate contains 40% elemental calcium.

5.00 out of 5

7 reviews for Bioplex Zinc (Proteinate)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by bjd on August 21, 2013 :

    I have got my horse on a Summer Balancer and after having my hay tested I needed extra Zinc and Copper, my horses looks very good on it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rating by antonia on August 21, 2013 :

    Having had my own grass analysed for the first time I, like most people, need zinc among other minerals. At last I can feed my horses knowing their mineral requirements are fully met 🙂

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rating by kim olesqui on November 30, 2013 :

    Since having my hay analysed a year ago I have been using the feeding plan given by Forageplus with all my horses and there have been amazing improvements, so thank you to Forageplus.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rating by sarah watson on April 16, 2017 :

    I had a soil and grass analysis done and a bespoke feed-plan package created to help my TB’s feet. Two years on and he is amazing, all the minerals I have got are from Forage Plus – they couldn’t have been more helpful.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rating by on July 12, 2017 :

    My hay and grass were analysed and found high levels of iron, hence the need for zinc to help unlock other nutrients.

    Thank you, we are getting balanced horses.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rating by on July 12, 2017 :

    After having my grass analysed and realising there was a serious lack of Zinc and Copper and far too much Iron and Manganese in her diet – what to do? You can’t always control where you get to keep your horse. But with great advice from these guys I have been able to take control with the feed balancers and extra Copper and Zinc from Forageplus and wow has it made a difference! Her feet are like rocks now and I’m even getting great results with her mane and coat. Cant recommend highly enough.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rating by mparent883 on August 9, 2017 :

    I had my grass and hay analysed by Forage-plus in June. What an eye-opener. I also purchased a feed plan. They gave me great feed advice and in addition to some other minerals, feeding additional Copper and Zinc has already started to make a big difference. And, although he is required a large dose each day, he eats it with no problem. I have already noticed that his feet are stronger and his grey dapples are deeper – and its only been a few weeks. Absolutely recommend.

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