Bioplex Zinc for Horses
Bioplex Zinc for Horses (Proteinate)
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Bioplex Zinc for Horses (Proteinate)

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Bioplex Zinc for horses is a highly absorbable source of zinc, providing 15% elemental zinc without any additives, fillers or bulking agents.

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What is Bioplex Zinc for Horses?

Bioplex Zinc for horses is a highly absorbable source of zinc, providing 15% elemental zinc without any additives, fillers or bulking agents. It is an important trace mineral for a whole host of bodily functions within the horse’s body.

Zinc is usually shown as being low in forage analysis and is often blocked by high levels of other competing minerals such as iron and manganese.

Supplementation of zinc at high levels is often needed, as a deficiency in horses is common. Zinc is one of the most important minerals for a horses health.

Copper and zinc are two of the most common trace mineral deficiencies around the world and the symptoms are often very similar. In addition to levels of these two minerals often being too low in the horse’s diet, factors such as high iron intake and high sulfate levels in water or forage can make the situation even worse, interfering with the absorption of the minerals.

Zinc deficiency in horses

While other deficiencies may not be easily visible, zinc deficiency problems often present in ways that are readily seen. zinc deficiency is bleaching of the coat and red ends on black manes and tails.

This is typically blamed on sun exposure, which is true, but horses with adequate levels of melanin will not experience these changes. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin and hair its colour. Melanin also protects against UV radiation and chemical damage.

Copper (all colours) and zinc in combination with copper (darker colours) are essential for the production of generous amounts of melanin.

Hoof quality also suffers from copper and zinc deficiency. Deficiencies of either copper or zinc have been linked to:

  • Soft feet
  • Cracks
  • Sole haemorrhages
  • Abscesses
  • Thrush
  • Laminitis

The Benefits of Bioplex 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 remodelling
  • 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
  • Beneficial for connective tissue

Also, check out our bioplex copper (proteinate) for horses

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

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

Ingredients

100% Bioplex Zinc (proteinate) – 15% Elemental Zinc

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 3.8 grams of Zinc = 570 mg elemental Zinc.

1 x 15ml scoop = approx 11.4 grams of Zinc = 1710 mg of elemental Zinc.

If feeding a 5ml scoop for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 263 days.

If feeding a 15ml scoop for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 87.7 days.

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

Please choose a 5ml / 15ml scoop from our free scoop area

12 reviews for Bioplex Zinc for Horses (Proteinate)

  1. antonia

    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 🙂

  2. Lovisa Ivarsson (verified owner)

    This product makes my horses skin, mane and hoof work amazing. Zero health issues with all of Forageplus supplements 💚💚

  3. Juliabrant (verified owner)

    High quality additional supplement as recommended by analysis of forage.

  4. Lovisa Ivarsson (verified owner)

    This product makes my horses skin, mane and hoof work amazing. Zero health issues with all of Forageplus supplements 💚💚

  5. Ingela Holmqvist (verified owner)

    A great product and really worth its price (because you only need to feed a few grams a day) even with the added cost of shipping to Sweden.

  6. Juliabrant (verified owner)

    High quality additional supplement as recommended by analysis of forage.

  7. Ingela Holmqvist (verified owner)

    A great product and really worth its price (because you only need to feed a few grams a day) even with the added cost of shipping to Sweden.

  8. Michelle King (verified owner)

    Top quality supplement. Improvement in hooves is visible.

  9. Michelle King (verified owner)

    Top quality supplement. Improvement in hooves is visible.

  10. hrbacchini (verified owner)

    Great quality zinc supplement, works well with the copper supplement from Forageplus.

  11. hrbacchini (verified owner)

    Great quality zinc supplement, works well with the copper supplement from Forageplus.

  12. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    Super important supplement for the horses with a diet high in iron particularly when zinc is often low in forage already, thank you to forage plus again for educating me on when zinc supplementation is and isn’t needed.

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