Mineral supplement for horses. The amount of phosphorus that need’s to be added depends on the calcium and phosphorus content in the feed. Phosphorus balance is used in diets that are undercapitalized in phosphorus, such as the feeding of calcium-rich roughage and / or small amounts of oats. In diets that are over capitalized on phosphorus, such as low calcium hay and / or large amounts of oats, Eclipse Calcium Carbonate is recommended.
An average-sized horse comprises of approx. 4 kg phosphorous, 80% of which is in the skeleton and teeth. Phosphorous is principally absorbed in the large intestine in the form of phosphate.
Together with calcium, phosphorous is the mineral the horse needs the most. They have a strong impact on each other. An unbalanced ration between them (called the Ca/P ratio) can have just as negative effect as a deficiency. The ratio should lie between 1.2 and 1.8 in the total diet.
For a growing horse, the ratio should be in the upper segment of the interval, whereas for a training, adult horse, it can be in the lower segment. A relatively large proportion of the phosphorous is also used in converting energy in the body. There is a steady transport of phosphorous in and out of the skeleton and when supply is low the skeleton acts as a reserve. So, in the event of a temporary deficiency, the horse will cope without showing any symptoms, but with a long-term deficiency the skeleton will weaken.
However, in a growing horse a temporary deficiency can disrupt the development of the skeleton. Use Phosphorus Balance to balance
your horse’s needs effectively! As maintenance food, it should cover what the horse loses in metabolism. For example, a horse loses approx. 1g of phosphorous per 100kg of body weight via dung and urine. During training, the need for phosphorous rises slightly.
Phosphorous supplement for horses.
AREA OF APPLICATION
For diets with an underbalance of phosphorous, e.g. feed with calcium-rich roughage and/or small quantities of oats.
1-3 measured doses per day, depending on the diet’s calcium and phosphorous content, mixed in the food.
1 measured dose = 10g provides 2.5g phosphorous and 1.8g sodium.
ITEM NUMBER & VOLUME
1246 – 2 kg