Wheat Germ Oil Blend is an excellent supplement to help create a shiny show coat. Excellent for use as a top dress to increase a horse's fat intake and improve body condition for those hard keepers, high performance horses, special needs horses and seniors. Feeding smaller amounts of grain more frequently and top dressed with fat is better suited to maintain body condition and support the sensitive digestive capacity of the horse. Wheat Germ Oil Blend is also an excellent source of essential fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A, D and E. Vitamin A supports vision, reproductive functions, lining of the mucosal membranes and immunity. If horses do not have access to fresh forage, Vitamin A supplementation is required. Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorous absorption and good bone health. The active form of Vitamin D begins with sunlight exposure on skin, and is further converted to active forms by the liver and kidneys. Lack of turnout and exposure to sunlight could impact Vitamin D levels and supplementation would be required. Vitamin E is a best known for its antioxidant properties and is readily found in fresh forage. However, these levels decline quickly upon hay curing and storage. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient and is not synthesized by the horse. Supplementation is recommended especially when there is no access to fresh forage and when requirements are higher for performance horses, mares and foals. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect and maintain cell membrane integrity and enhancing immune function. Free radicals are commonly produced as part of normal cell metabolism. Cellular damage or oxidative stress is a result from injury, disease and extreme work or exercise. Free radicals can damage the structure of cell membranes; impair function of many enzymes, proteins, hormones and DNA within cells. The more active the cell, the greater the potential risk of cellular damage. Vitamin E helps neutralize these free radicals. An excellent all-around top dressing, this supplement is palatable and cost effective by reducing a horse's requirement for additional grain. Oral liquid. 3.79L.
- Wheat germ oil blend
- Creates a shiny coat
- Top dress to increase fat intake
- Improves body condition without adding bulk to sensitive digestive tract
- Contains essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, D and E
- Cost effective versus increasing grain intake
Dosage Instructions - Mix 28-56mL in the horse's daily ration.