Natural supplements for horse health
As a horse owner you want to make sure that they enjoy a happy and healthy life with you. Many owners are now looking for a natural alternative to help support horse health.
Natural horse supplements can benefit horse health throughout all stages of their lives to maintain their joints, horse hoof care, and liver function. There are many horse supplements on the market and it’s important to know which is best for your horse with regards to their health and wellbeing.
On the face of it many horse supplements can appear good value, however many are very low strength and low purity. nutravet’s range of equine supplements are of the highest quality and provide the best value for horse health.
Key ingredients for horse health:
Biotin for horses - a Vitamin B coenzyme involved in two major keratinisation processes within the epidermal cells of the hoof. Keratinisation is vital for hoof elasticity and high tensile strength. Biotin supplements at supra-optimal levels produces a +15% higher midline growth, which results in the faster growing out of lesions. If a horse requires Biotin it is recommended, they stay on it for life to maintain improved hoof condition.
Zinc for horses - helps to prevent the destruction of keratin and is involved in the health and integrity of the hoof. Studies on groups of horses with poor hoof horn quality have shown lower zinc blood and hoof levels than those horses with normal feet.
Boswellia Extract for horses – a plant extract that supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory processes. It plays an important role in maintaining smooth and comfortable joint movement.
Glucosamine HCL for horses – an important building block for cartilage, it helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber. There are two forms of Glucosamine: HCL and Sulphate. Glucosamine HCL is the highest quality, purest form of Glucosamine, it is more stable and occurs naturally in every living organism. Glucosamine HCL has more pure Glucosamine per gram for improved cartilage formation.
Chondroitin for horses – helps to maintain synovial fluid viscosity to aid joint support and is also an important building block for cartilage. Chondroitin Sulphate E from squid cartilage is the most ethically sourced form of Chondroitin and is what is used in nutraquin+.
Milk Thistle Extract for horses – which recent studies have shown to moderate the pro-inflammatory cascade as well as having the beneficial effect in improving liver function. Milk Thistle is one of the most effective herbs at stimulating the production and flow of bile, which helps to break down excess fat and prevents it from accumulating in the liver. Bile is also essential for the elimination of toxins in the body.
Pine Bark Extract for horses – is a powerful antioxidant which also supports the animal’s natural systems that control inflammation to help with knocks, sprains or post-operative recovery.
Echinacea purpurea for horses – a traditional herb, which is also known as the Purple Cone Flower, has been used for centuries to improve immunity. Echinacea also has significant antioxidant properties which reduce inflammation. Equine experiments have shown an increase in blood lymphocyte and red blood cell numbers so it can be thought of as a blood tonic for horses prone to abscesses or bruises from hooves that are weak and brittle.
If you are worried about changes in your horse’s health or behaviour, it is best to consult your vet, who will be able to advise the best solution for your horse’s health needs.