Horse Premix was formulated with a blend of 14 vitamins and 14 minerals to supply your horse with all of the base nutrition needed to be strong and healthy.
Horse Premix is available in 1, 7, 18 and 45 pound sizes. The one pound is perfect as a trial size, 7 pound for supplementing one horse and the larger sizes for supplementing multiple horses.
Many grain companies have feeding recommendations on their products to feed one-half to one and one-half pounds of grain per 100 pounds of bodyweight of the horse. This means 5 to 15 pounds of grain per 1,000 pound horse. Most horses do not require this much grain. If you feed less, then you receive less vitamins and minerals. This is why you need Green Mountain Horse Premix to supplement your horse.
Feeding directions for Horse Premix is one ounce per 500 lbs. of bodyweight per horse per day. You may feed one ounce per 1,000 lbs. of body weight if you are feeding more than one half of the recommended amount of grain.
A one ounce scoop is provided. If you are feeding a commercial feed you may only need one ounce per horse per day as it may have some minerals in it.
Check your selenium levels and do not exceed .3 ppm daily level.
Vitamin A - promotes growth, stimulates appetite, improves hair coat, necessary for normal vision, assists in reproduction and lactation.
Vitamin D - a fat soluble vitamin that affects the availability of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is necessary for the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus in the formation of strong bones. Also, protects against loss of amino acids through the kidneys
Vitamin E - helps in weight gains and feed efficiency, prevents tissue destruction in the body, makes for improved reproduction, acts to protect Vitamin A, is an antioxidant which retards rancidification of fat sources, protects the body against toxic substances, works with selenium, helps prevent anhidrosis.
Vitamin K - helps the blood to coagulate or clot.
Vitamin B-12 - necessary for protein formation and in the prevention of anemia. Works with iron and copper to form hemoglobin which is necessary for oxygen transport.
Niacin - necessary for the integrity of skin, hair, gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Necessary for efficient energy utilization.
Thiamine - necessary for efficient energy utilization and nervous system function. Promotes appetite.
Riboflavin - necessary for efficient energy utilization, healthy skin, hair and coat, tissue repair and normal eyesight.
d-Pantothentic Acid - maintains skin, hair and nervous system, necessary for efficient energy utilization.
Pyridoxine - required for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Necessary for absorption of amino acids and hemoglobin formation.
Biotin - improves the condition of keratin tissues for strong hooves, better skin and hair coats.
Folic Acid - necessary for maintenance of normal red blood cells, hemoglobin levels and nervous system function.
Choline - necessary for preventing abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver. Essential for nervous system function, bone development, and building and maintaining cell structure.
Vitamin C - tissue repair, formation of collagen tissue, aids in the healing of wounds, sound bones, and acts as an antioxidant.
Calcium - necessary to build strong bones. Calcium also helps muscles to contract and blood to clot. Calcium acts as a stabilizer or activator for enzymes and functions as a nerve activator.
Phosphorus - necessary to build strong bones, build muscle tissue, increase energy metabolism and is essential to the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and enzyme activity. Phosphorus is essential to life!
Potassium - found in every cell in the body and is nescessary as it is involved in the electrical activity of nerve and muscle cells. Potassium reduces stress, helps muscles relax, promotes feed intake, required for the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, involved in enzyme reactions, carbohydrate metabolism, and protein synthesis.
Magnesium - helps to reduce stress and irritability, prevents grass tetany, promotes bone development, and ensures proper appetite.
Sulfur - is necessary for the formation of amino acids, cartilage, bones, tendons, necessary for fat metabolism, works with vitamins, important for energy and carbohydrate metabolism, and converts toxic substances to non-toxic forms.
Sodium - a major cation in maintaining osmotic pressure and acid base balance in the body fluids which the body depends on to transfer nutrients and remove wastes. It is a major constituent of pancreatic juice, bile, sweat and tears. It is necessary for nerve function and absorption of carbohydrates.
Chlorine - plays a major role in the regulation of osmotic pressure, water balance,and acid base balance. It is necessary to make hydrochloric acid for protein breakdown and nutrient absorption.
Zinc - necessary for normal skin, bones, and hair. It is required for calcification of bones, synthesis of proteins, developing and functioning of reproductive organs, wound and burn healing, and for the functioning of insulin.
Iron - necessary for the synthesis of hemoglobin which carries oxygen to all of the cells for bone formation, growth of connective tissues, and blood clotting.
Copper - Necessary for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood and normal bone development.
Manganese - necessary for normal bone formation, growth and reproduction. It is also necessary for cholesterol synthesis and the metabolism of energy, fat, and protein.
Cobalt - necessary for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood, structure and functioning of the nervous system, normal hair pigmentation and enzyme systems. It is necessary for the formation of Vitamin B-12.
Iodine - controls body metabolism and heat production. It prevents goiter and is sometimes referred to as an antibacterial agent to control low grade infections.
Selenium - protects against tissue damage, works with Vitamin E and sulfur containing amino acids. Helps prevent muscle tie up.