monosodium phosphate

Monosodium Phosphate

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Feed grade providing 24% elemental phosphorous and 20% elemental sodium.

This product supplies a valuable source of phosphorous for horses

Phosphorous is an important structural mineral found in bone. It is involved in the production of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), both of which are major energy units for your horse’s cells. Phosphorous also plays a major role in cell membranes, as it is an important part of phospholipids, which make up the membranes. This major mineral is also involved in other important areas, such as nucleic acids (they make up DNA) and phosphoproteins (proteins bound together with phosphoric acid)

Forage analysis of hay, haylage and grass commonly shows phosphorous for horses at low levels in their diets and imbalanced with calcium.

An average size adult horse at maintenance requires a minimum of 14 grams/day of phosphorus. Growing, pregnant and lactating horses have much higher requirements, often not covered by the grass, hay or haylage eaten.  A horse in moderate to heavy work will also have a higher requirement.

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.

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