Equi Horse mix (formerly known as Hoof Rescue) is a nutritional mineral supplement with copper and zinc plus iodine and magnesium and a small amount of calcium and phosphorus to help maintain optimal hoof, coat, hair and immune system health. Formulated to provide the most commonly deficient minerals - copper and zinc based on thousands of pasture and hay laboratory tests. Equi Horse is a highly bioavailable mineral mix containing proven premium mineral sources.
Copper: Involved in enzymes required for aerobic metabolism in rapidly dividing cells including the process that forms the sulfur components that hold keratin strands together in hair and hooves.
Zinc: Essential for interactions between proteins and a variety of enzymes that all metabolically active cells require for cell multiplication and maturation. Zinc is a key component of ‘zinc finger proteins’ in the assembly of keratin, a hoof building material. A zinc deficiency can be expressed as slow hoof growth, thin walls and weak connections and horn.
When not deficient, copper and zinc prevent the fats and oils in the protective seal on the hoof from oxidising. Oxidative damage causes over drying and weakens the connections between cells.
When the hoof is weak, it is more vulnerable to attack by organisms via microscopic cracks. In cattle, deficiencies in either copper or zinc have been linked to soft feet, cracks, abscesses, thrush and laminitis.
Iodine: Required for the production of thyroid hormones. Both high and low intakes of iodine result in goitre (thyroid gland enlargement) and hypothyroidism.
Magnesium: The symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are the same as for excessive ionised calcium compared to magnesium. Symptoms include twitching, irritability, and hypersensitivity. Magnesium has many different jobs to do in the body and one of the most important is to control ‘excitable’ tissue activity, including the nervous system, heart, skeletal muscle and smooth muscle in the intestinal tract, uterus, urinary tract and blood vessels.
Biotin isn’t part of the mix as studies show that where there is no deficiency, added biotin makes no difference to hoof quality or growth rate. It is suspected any excess is excreted. On a high forage diet, biotin is less likely to be deficient. Do not supplement sulfur or garlic.
Equi Horse mix is a nutritional supplement product for inclusion in horse's feed. The product has no therapeutic effect and is designed to be administered in a feed for voluntary ingestion for horses.
The standard feeding rate is 1 metric tablespoon. For horses under 300 kg, 1/2 metric tablespoon may be sufficient.
Safe for laminitic prone or insulin resistant (IR)/elevated insulin horses.
Equi Horse mix can be fed with Mov-Ease, Diamond V XPC and Mycosorb A+.
Horse consumption only.