Vitamin C and K Supplement for Horses
When feeding our horses, we often concentrate on the quantities of the diet. Does the horse have enough feed, hay or even chaff? When pressed for further details, we can sometimes remember the amount of protein in the feed, but many other nutrients remain ignored.
However, the balanced intake of all nutrients keeps our horses healthy. More specifically, the intake of vitamins is vital to the growth, performance, reproduction and immune function of a horse.
Vitamin C provides antioxidant support that can help scavenge free radicals. As Vitamin C is water soluble, it works both inside and outside of cells. Vitamin C also helps in the production of Vitamin E.
It is also a key component for hormone synthesis, collagen synthesis, normal histamine response and bone calcification.
The primary function of Vitamin K is blood coagulation. The vitamin is essential for the activation of the four factors that cause plasma clotting. Recently, Vitamin K has also been proven to be beneficial in the activation of various proteins in the body, some specifically found in the bone and skin.
So, K is an essential vitamin in the life of a horse. Vitamin K deficiency can cause problems with blood clotting, mainly resulting from plasma clotting factors being formed in the wrong way and not performing their job correctly.
The reason why so many people are oblivious to vitamin content in their horse’s diet is that a small deficiency is difficult to notice. For instance, a deficiency in proteins results in poor growth and development, and a deficiency in calories results in weight loss.
But signs of a vitamin deficiency are more subtle. For instance, you might notice cracked, damaged hooves and unhealthy feet.
Vitamins are an essential part of every horse’s diet, but they are predominantly critical when we expect more from our horses. While the physical signs of an apparent deficiency are relatively rare, this doesn’t mean we should assume that the level of vitamins in our horses’ diet is sufficient.
KAUFFMAN’S Vitamin C & K Supplement is the best way to add Vitamins C and K to your horse’s diet. It is an exclusive source of Vitamins C and K blended into a palatable base for your horse. Vitamin K serves as a source of specific proteins for blood clotting while Vitamin C provides antioxidants and fights free radicals.
If you’re looking for a supplement with Vitamins C and K for your horses, get in touch with us today. We’re known throughout the industry for offering expert nutrition advice. Order one of the best supplements with Vitamin C and Vitamin K for horses now.
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Ground Limestone, Rice Hulls, Ascorbic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Natural & Artificial Flavor.
For those animals requiring supplemental Vitamins C & K, feed ½ to one ounce per 1,000 lb of body weight per day or as directed by a veterinarian.
|Menadione (Vitamin K Activity)||500 mg/lb|
|Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)||50,000 mg/lb|