Calcium supplement for horses. Natural, high-purity calcium carbonate from Scandinavia, fine grained for better absorption.
An adult horse comprises approx. 1.5 kg calcium per 100 kg of body weight and around 35% of the bone structure comprises calcium. The mineral is involved in various bodily functions such as muscle contractions and in the blood coagulation mechanism.
Calcium is needed to strength bones, especially in young horses, although adult horses need it too. Calcium is also needed for the body’s cell function; when the calcium content in the blood drops, calcium is absorbed from the skeleton and osteoporosis takes place.
Work increases the need for calcium in horses. One problem that can arise is that despite getting large quantities of cereals (which contains phosphorous), they can still suffer from a lack of calcium (despite sufficient quantities of calcium in their feed), as the ratio of calcium to phosphorous should be between 1.2:1 and 1.8:1. CALCIUM CARBONATE is a very good source of calcium.
Calcium supplement for horses.
AREA OF APPLICATION
When the diet does not contain sufficient amounts of calcium.
Foals, young horses, lactating mares and hard-worked horses: 1-2 measured doses daily, mixed well in feed.
Other horses: 1/2 – 1 1/2 measured doses daily
1 measured dose = 30 g provides 12 g calcium
ITEM NUMBER & VOLUME
1219 – 2 kg
1019 – 6 kg
1008 – 25 kg