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.