This forage focused equine balancer has been formulated for supplementation of youngstock from weanlings up to the age of 5. The formula has been carefully devised using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of grass and hay.
Containing optimum levels of high-quality minerals for growing youngsters, as directed by the National Research Councils guidelines, the balancer covers only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in the hay or grass your horse eats. This approach supports optimum, healthy growth in all young horses and develops resilient, robust healthy adults.
All Forageplus Balancers are powders, are very low in sugar and starch, contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The minerals used are of high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.
Forageplus recommends this horse supplement is used with access to green and growing pasture plus the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran and or copra. The feeding of these straights will compliment both the balancer and the general profile of forage in the UK and Europe whilst adding useful additional major minerals, trace minerals and protein.
We recommend using the Winter Version and feeding additional Micronised Linseed – High Omega 3 throughout the winter months or if a horse is on a predominantly hay/haylage diet. This will ensure good levels of the essential fat omega 3 to maintain and support excellent health.
Above the age of two supplementing salt at 10 – 25 grams per day may also be beneficial to support healthy growth. This will supply excellent levels of sodium to support the healthy growth of bones.
Please note that to be completely sure that your youngstock is receiving optimum levels of protein and minerals, Forageplus advises both a nutritional and mineral analysis of the forage being fed so we can check levels for you.
Forageplus Young-Horse Plus Summer Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients in forage, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an extremely important consideration when maintaining and supporting:
- healthy growth of young bones and joints
- healthy structurally sound, crack and brittle free, robust hooves with a strong laminae connection
- healthy frogs
- healthy skin
- vibrant, shiny coat colour
- robust tendons, ligaments and joints
- a strong immune system
- healthy muscles
- healthy nerves
- healthy lungs and breathing
- a well functioning metabolic system
- good fertility and bone
- a healthy digestive system
- strong liver function
- healthy joints
- good growth in young horses
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This product is particularly useful for those unable to take forage samples for analysis or those wishing to add further products from a base that contains no iron or manganese but good levels of copper, zinc and magnesium.
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