Phosphorus for horses is often needed to be supplemented at high levels to balance to the high levels of calcium found in horse grass and hay we feel it is important to ensure a high quality low iron source is fed each day. Forageplus monosodium phosphate for horses supplies a valuable, low iron, high purity, source of horse phosphorus providing 24% elemental phosphorus and 20% elemental sodium.
This product supplies a valuable source of phosphorus for horses with low iron contamination. Commonly the phosphate sources sold for horse consumption can be extremely high in iron, in excess of 800 ppm.
Forageplus are concerned to source the purest and highest quality sources of minerals for horses. This phosphorus for horses is guaranteed to contain less than 20 ppm and is guaranteed to have the lowest iron level of monosodium phosphate for horses on the market.
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. Phosphorus 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 phosphorus 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 per 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.
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