The Need for E: Does my horse have enough Vitamin E?

By January 10, 2020What's New?



Common Signs of Vitamin E Deficiency

Does your horse have a hard time recovering after a workout? Tie up easily? Is he losing muscle?

In case you are wondering what our supplements can do for your horses – whether performance or pasture pals who may show these signs of deficiency – the amount of Vitamin E in his diet may be the culprit. Unfortunately, the proper amounts of Vitamin E CANNOT be found in hay! In general, various types of hays can lose from 30%-80% of Vitamin E in the drying process. Unless your horses rely solely on a diet of fresh green grass, it is likely they are deficient in Vitamin E.

How can you address this vital nutritional deficit in hay? With a quality nutritional supplement. Bonina Nutrition products are set apart from others because of the increased IUs of Vitamin E in each product. Why do we boost our formula? For the benefits, of course!

Vitamin E Benefits (They are huge!)

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the horse’s cell membranes and helps ward off disease. Horses deficient in Vitamin E suffer from fatigue as well as damage in the muscular and nervous system. Some horses can show skin issues, diminished muscling, and low immunity. Vitamin E deficiencies are very common in horses that get a lot of exercise, travel and compete.

A recent study showed that horses who were given 800 IUs of Vitamin E per day did not maintain their optimum blood and muscle Vitamin E levels. Bonina’s Oxy-Equine Enhanced has 8,000 IU of Vitamin E for this very reason!

If any of these symptoms or dietary regimens sound familiar, then you need to check out the guaranteed analysis of both Oxy-Equine Enhanced and Boost and their levels of Vitamin E and Omegas (which help deliver the Vitamin E throughout your horse’s system). We guarantee that your horses will thank you!

Do you still have questions about Vitamin E? Contact Us today to learn more!