Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses
Vitamin E for Horses | Synthetic
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Vitamin E for Horses | Synthetic

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Our Synthetic Vitamin E for horses is vital for maintaining healthy horse muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.

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High-quality synthetic vitamin E for horses. A powerful antioxidant that limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. Vitamin E for horses is vital for maintaining healthy horse muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.

Vitamin E is an essential horse vitamin often short in the diets of horses. This synthetic vitamin E for horses supplement is an oil in a highly absorbable powder form. The use of the word synthetic means purely that this form of vitamin E has been manufactured to a high standard from

Horse vitamin E functions in at least two metabolic roles: as a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that supports the immune system helping to neutralise free radicals and in a more specific role interrelated with the metabolism of selenium.

The increasing use of fats or the utilization of horse feeds with unsaturated fatty acids, which are susceptible to rancidity, warrants the use of higher levels of vitamin E since rancidity destroys vitamin E. Vitamin E also helps to maintain red blood cell levels and to act with selenium in supporting well-functioning muscles.  It also plays an important role in nerve and muscle function and reproduction.

Vitamin E for horses is found in abundant amounts in green and growing horse pasture however between 30 – 80% of vitamin E is lost between cutting and baling of forage and this loss is continued while the forage is in storage due to the fragile nature of vitamin E. Winter horse pasture contains little to none of this vitamin so supplementation to equines is essential.

Research has shown that horses on restricted grazing or without access to pasture and those in heavy work, under stress or sick should receive supplemental horse vitamin E.

Observations of racehorses fed with levels of 2000 IU of Vitamin E 5 months before, and continued throughout the racing season, showed increased stamina in supplemented horses. These horses also showed a decreased recovery time between races with healthy muscles. Vitamin E supplementation improves the breeding performance in both mares and stallions and has been reported to support a healthy sweat response in horses.

Researchers are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, in agriculture, it has long been known that increased supplementation of vitamin E supports immune function in cattle.  Researchers now suggest much higher levels of vitamin E supplementation than is commonly contained in many horse feedstuffs.

  • Forageplus vitamin E for horses supplies a highly absorbable and readily available source of vitamin E that quickly provides necessary nutrients.
  • Forageplus vitamin E offers you an easy and affordable way to meet your horse’s essential vitamin E needs.
  • Forageplus vitamin E for horses does not contain other vitamins or minerals. Horse owners can safely adjust the amount fed to support horses with high vitamin E requirements without worrying about causing imbalances.

 

Please note that all our Winter Horse Feed Balancer versions all contain optimum levels of vitamin E.

Our synthetic vitamin E has half the bio-availability of the natural form. For more information on the forms of vitamin E please find an article here.

Find out more about vitamin E and why it is vital you supplement at optimum levels at Forageplus Talk.

Ingredients

Synthetic Vitamin E Acetate Adsorbate, Silica.

Nutrition

Synthetic Vitamin E Oil for Horses

A powdered form of vitamin E for horses containing 50% synthetic vitamin E acetate adsorbate oil on silica that provides 500 IU per gram and is a very convenient way to feed this vitamin to your horse.

Feed Rates

Synthetic Vitamin E Oil for Horses

Horse Type / Body WeightVitamin E Level
For an average 500 kg horseMaintenance needs 2000iu per day.
For unwell or stressed horses5000 – 10000iu per day.
Performance Horses3000 – 5000iu per day.

1 x 5 ml scoop = approx 2000 iu = 4 grams.

Although providing the same iu of vitamin E per feed as our natural alternative, our natural vitamin E has double the bio-availability of the synthetic form. For this reason, some prefer to feed our synthetic vitamin E at double the feed rate to that of our natural vitamin E.

For more information on the forms of vitamin E please take a look at this interesting article here.

How long will this product last? 

  • If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the lower rate (maintenance – 2000iu) this product should last you 125 days.
  • If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the medium rate (performance – 4000iu) this product should last you 62.5 days.
  • If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the higher rate (stressed or unwell – 7500iu) this product should last you 33 days.

3 reviews for Vitamin E for Horses | Synthetic

  1. Kelly Elliott

    does what it says on the packet and is great for the performance horses exposed to lots of stress, it’s also cheaper than the natural version which is great when feeding to multiple horses

  2. srmcnally98 (verified owner)

    Purchased as recommended by a Forageplus employee for my broodmare who is on a track system with hay and little grass, and as I had already purchased the summer balancer. I was worried as my mare is incredibly fussy – but she ate the full amount of the Vitamin E absolutely no issue!

  3. Rebecca Jones

    I use this with my horse for immune support for the first time last year and what a huge difference I found. Highly recommend it.

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