A cherry flavoured Vitamin E supplement in a wheatgerm base. Each 15gram dose contains 1000 iu of Vitamin E in the form of Tocopherol.

 

Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant. It protects muscle cells and blood vessels against the toxic waste products of cell metabolism know as free radicals. It also protects the red blood cells.  Although normally horses will provide themselves with
all the vitamins they need if they have a good basic diet
(even if its pasture only) and access to daylight etc,Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) is an essential vitamin – meaning that the horse has to ingest it daily and its source is green feed – i.e. good quality pasture.  Therefore levels can become low in winter pasture, or wet trampled pastures. In other words when the green feed intake is reduced, it is likely that Vitamin E intake will be below the required daily intake. Again this applies when horses are deliberately restricted from pasture in the spring in order to keep the hype of spring grass affecting the behaviour. A shortfall can also occur when these low pasture animals or stabled horses are not being given fresh lucerne chaff (storage of fodder will reduce the availability of Vitamin E).

 

Vitamin E is needed for the correct functioning of the nervous system so low levels of Vitamin E in the diet can result in horses being nervy. Low levels can also affect muscular efficiency and performance and has been attributed to creating susceptibility to tye up syndrome. In this regard it is used in conjunction with Vetpro equine Selenium K.

 

The other specific need is for breeding stock - both mares in foal, weanlings and stallions. The actual demand for Vitamin E is higher in breeding stock, it is necessary for proper function of the reproductive systems.

Vitamin E

$49.00Price
  • Vitamin E 67000 IU/Kg
    Each 15g dose contains 1000 iu of Vitamin E .

  • 500 gm, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg