KelatoVIT Optima Vitamin & Mineral Supplement 3.6kg
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KelatoVIT Optima is a specially formulated vitamin and mineral supplement for horses to on an Australian forage (pasture/hay) diet.
All horses diets should be based on forages like pasture or hay. Forages provide horses with a source of calories, protein, vitamins and minerals and is also needed to maintain a healthy gut and prevent diseases like colic. However forage is not a complete diet for horses with Australian pastures and hays commonly deficient in important minerals and sometimes deficient in vitamins, which over time can eventually lead to health problems such as:
One of the more common problems is problems with their hooves. Horses eating pasture or hay deficient in trace-minerals and particularly zinc may experience problems with dry, cracked or shelly hooves, slow growing hooves or hooves that are brittle. Zinc deficiency is prevalent in Australia, with Australian pastures commonly containing only half the amount of zinc a horse needs to stay in good health.
While weight loss is commonly caused by simply not feeding enough, weight loss may also occur in horses that have access to plenty of feed, but just don’t seem to do well on it. A diet that is deficient in trace-mineral well as a deficiency of vitamins can limit their ability to put on weight. This is especially true in feed that is stored for a long time.
Dull, rough coats
Dull, rough, long or bleached coats are all signs that a horse is lacking some nutrients in its diet. Copper, iodine, vitamin A and vitamin B2 play a role in maintaining a shiny coat and healthy skin in horses and these minerals are almost always deficient in Australian pastures and are most likely in part to be responsible for the so called sun bleaching that occurs in darker horses over summer.
A major consequence of forage based diets that are deficient in vitamins and minerals is the horse’s immune system wont function at its full potential, leaving the horse susceptible to disease and can result in such issues as seedy toe, greasy heel, rain scald, tying up and minor respiratory diseases.
Bone & Joint Issues
Trace-mineral deficiencies are well recognised as causing bone and cartilage deformities in growing horses and will also affect a mature horse’s ability to maintain healthy cartilage and joints. Deficiencies in copper, zinc and manganese in the diets of pregnant mares or young growing horses can lead to developmental diseases including OCD, where the bone doesn’t mineralise correctly, leaving soft patches of cartilage where hard bone should be.
To avoid these and other problems when your horse is on a forage based diet, a well balanced supplement should be used to provide the nutrients commonly missing from pastures and hay. We researched and understand the needs of horses on Australian forage or hay based diets. We also understand that economy is important for horses fed on hay & pasture diets.
And thats why we developed KelatoVIT Optima. At an economical cost per day you can be sure that your horse is getting the balanced diet he needs to feel well, perform well and importantly keep the vet at bay!
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin E
Feed KelatoVIT Optima with good quality pasture, hay and/or chaff. Introduce KelatoVIT Optima into the diet gradually over 5-7 days. Provide all horses with access to a salt lick.
Feeding recommendations (based on a 500kg bodyweight horse):
- Spelling Horses 30g/day
- Horses in Light Work 45g/day
- Horses in Moderate Work 60g/day
- Pregnant Mares 60g/day
- Lactating Mares 60g/day
- Weanlings and Yearlings 60g/day
Available in a 3.6kg pack which provides:
- 120 x 30g doses (4 months supply)
- 60 x 60g doses (2 months supply)