Full Mineral Analysis


(1 customer review)
Forageplus full mineral analysis of horse hay, haylage or grass
Full Mineral Analysis £51.34

Key Features
  • Receive a full mineral profile of your own grass, hay or haylage.
  • Identify any mineral imbalances, deficiencies or antagonist mineral levels.
  • Find out exactly what to feed for optimal health, matched to your own forage*

Suitable for those looking to check what minerals their forage is providing, such as copper, zinc, iron, selenium etc. This can be used to calculate exactly what to feed your horse for optimal health.

*This analysis does not cover sugar and starch levels.

What Elements do we test for?

Aluminium, CAB, Calcium, Chloride, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Potassium, Pred. Copper Availability, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Zinc, Soil Contamination Index (SCI).

How long does it take?
Reports are normally sent within 10-14 working days.
Delivery & Returns
  • There is no physical kit for this analysis to speed up the process.
  • Email instructions on how to best collect the sample and how to return this to ourselves will be received shortly after ordering.
  • Analysis services should be used within 6 months from the date of purchase**

We do not send a physical kit for this analysis. Please wait for us to email you the instructions on how to best collect your sample and how to return this to ourselves. This email will also include a link to our form, where you can enter details about your horse(s), this will help us to calculate your bespoke feed recommendations*.

Why test your horse’s forage?

Our forage mineral analysis for horses gives a full mineral profile of horse grass, hay or haylage, all macro and micro minerals are included.

This analysis will allow us to advise you exactly what to feed based on what minerals are already found in your horse’s forage, as long as this forage makes up the biggest proportion of the diet.

Sampling hay for a mineral analysis

A video thumbnail on how to collect a forage sample

Why Choose Forageplus?

Mineral reports provided by other companies will often exclude selenium, iodine or chloride. The report that we provide you is created by a UKAS accredited lab using wet chemistry methods.

Reports take approx. 10-14 working days to finalise.

Please note that this is purely a report of the mineral levels in your horses forage sample, showing high and low levels of each mineral. 

It does not include ESC or starch levels, for this, you will need a nutritional analysis.

Our analysis includes all the minerals known to be essential in the equine diet, plus levels of antagonist minerals aluminium, lead and molybdenum.

A Forageplus employee handling a forage analysis sample

A list of the minerals tested in the grass analysis for horses

What do we test for?

The following elements are included in this mineral forage analysis for horses.

This is the starting point for balancing your horse’s diet and nutrition so that your unique situation is addressed for optimum health and performance.

*Feed Suggestions

Our bespoke feed suggestions are based on forage analysis (and where applicable, in addition; water analysis results). We formulate suggestions unique to your individual horse’s requirements. Feed suggestions are given at the discretion of the company and are not included in the price of any forage or water analysis report.

It is important for safety and horse welfare that the information provided to Forageplus is up-to-date and as accurate as possible. Failure to provide sufficient information and or photos may result in us being unable to provide you with feed suggestions.

The timeframe for completion of feed suggestions is dependent upon demand.  Each feed suggestion request will be placed in a queue and will be responded to as soon as possible. 

We can only begin to calculate feed suggestions once the analysis report has been completed. The timeframe for completion of feed suggestions is dependent upon demand.

The feed suggestions will normally take 1-2 weeks longer than the analysis report but this is totally dependent upon employee annual leave and the level of demand for this free service.

**To avoid any extra charges due to increases in lab fees please use any analysis kit, bought from Forageplus, within 6 months of purchase.

For customers outside of the UK – the analysis process will be the same will full instructions sent via email once we receive your order.

1 review for Full Mineral Analysis

  1. Carrie Place (verified owner)

    Without this analysis to go with my Nutrition analysis I would be over feeding in some things & under in others. Having both analysis done for my hay has proved to be invaluable with the dropped hoof, Cushings & potential EMS I was facing with my donkey with the Vet advice I was following. Finding Forageplus has helped more to gain control & see results with my hard work regarding what I feed. I’m so grateful.

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