dl methionine

DL Methionine

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Methionine is one of the essential amino acids and a major limiting amino acid in the diets of horses.  Forageplus methionine for horses can be fed in addition to other supplements and minerals in a daily bucket feed.

Methionine is the precursor to the amino acids cysteine and cystine which along with methionine are involved in synthesising a number of very important compounds such as coenzyme A (essential for fatty acid synthesis), heparin, lipoid acid and glutathione.

Methionine is a sulphur bearing amino acid and is an antioxidant, critical for delivering lecithin and transports selenium.

Forage is the highest methionine containing feed for horses, but the soil upon which the hay, haylage or grass for horses is grown must be properly fertilised to balance the sulphur levels.  When sulphur levels in the soil are low then methionine for horses is impacted. This very important essential amino acid can be at very low levels in horse diets. As there is no known recommended methionine level for horses if it is suspected that the nitrogen sulphur ratio of the forage is above 10:1 then supplementation of methionine is very wise insurance. In order to tell this ratio then analysis of forage  is needed.

Often if methionine is supplemented to horses an improvement in hoof health, skin health and hair health is seen along with an improved immune system and better carbohydrate metabolism.

Since the hoof wall is over 90% protein this product can help in improving hoof quality. This product contains 99% DL methionine.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by sarah watson on April 16, 2017 :

    I get Methionine as part of the mineral mix for my TB – he had dreadful feet three years ago when I got him – where he had been barefoot and arrived with dreadful cracks in his feet – to which I believed one will never recover – but since I’ve been giving him the minerals and amino acids that he needs, he is transformed – he is a happier, better balanced horse, with lovely feet – except for that one crack you would never know he had ever had any issues.

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