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Natural E - Natural Vitamin E & Selenium

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  • Natural Vitamin E & Organic Selenium

  • For horses in work or on low Vitamin E intake

  • For horses needing muscle, respiratory or immune support

  • 3000 IU of Vitamin E activity per daily feed

  • 1.32kg tub gives approximately one month supply

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What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant vitamin that cannot be made by the horse and must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin E is essential for healthy functioning of muscles, the immune system, reproductive function and the nervous system. Many horses may have an increased need for Vitamin E, including those on low Vitamin E intake due to low quality forage, those on diets with added oil, those in work, "older" animals and those used for breeding. Many Vitamin E supplements use the much cheaper synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E, as the name suggests provides a natural source of Vitamin E which has up to double the biological activity than synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E also contains organic selenium which is essential for the optimal activity of Vitamin E. Natural E deliver 3000IU of Vitamin E activity and 1mg of selenium per daily horse feeding rate.

What does Vitamin E do?
Vitamin E is central to muscle and nerve function, heart health, immune function, lung health and skin health.

Where do horses get Vitamin E from?
Horses cannot make Vitamin E and must get it from their diet. It is therefore essential that sufficient Vitamin E is fed or supplemented.

What form of Vitamin E is best - Natural or Synthetic?
Many Vitamin E supplements use the much cheaper synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E, as the name suggests provides a natural source of Vitamin E which has up to double the biological activity than synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E also contains organic selenium which is essential for the optimal activity of Vitamin E.

Vitamin E in different horse feed materials
Vitamin E is higher in fresh forage than in preserved forages. Vitamin E levels in commercial dry horse feeds are naturally very low due to processing and so Vitamin E must be supplemented. As Vitamin E is a relatively expensive feed ingredient the levels added may be on the low side.

What is the difference between mg and IU?
Sometimes Vitamin E is expressed as the weight in mg or as IU, which stands for International Units. The two are related but slightly different. The weight is the same for different forms of Vitamin E but the IU is how it works in the body or the activity. So for example, for 1 mg of synthetic Vitamin E the biological activity in the body would be equivalent to around 1.5 IU. Feeding 100mg of Vitamin E would therefore give you 150 IU of Vitamin E activity.

How much Vitamin E do horses need?
Amount per day of Vitamin E for a 500kg horse

  Minimum Recommended
Mature horse
(Maintenance)
500IU per day 1000IU per day
Growing horses 800IU per day 1600IU per day
Broodmares & Stallions
(non-breeding)
1000IU per day 2000IU per day
Broodmares & Stallions
(breeding)
1400IU per day 3000IU per day
Mature horse
Hard Work
1000IU per day 2000-4000IU per day
Racehorse (2yo)
Moderate to Heavy exercise
1500IU per day 3000IU per day
Horses needing muscle support 500IU per day 2000-3000IU per day
Mares in foal
(Last 3 months)
1500IU per day 4000IU per day
Lactating mares 800IU per day 2000IU per day
Recovering horses 500IU per day 3000IU per day
Horse receiving oil in the diet 1IU/ml of oil 1IU/ml of oil
     
Horses needing immune support 500IU per day 3000IU per day
Horses needing respiratory  support 500IU per day 2000-3000IU per day
Older horses (>15 years of age) 600IU per day 3000IU per day

How much Natural E do I feed?

1 level 25ml scoop (16.8g) provides 1500IU of Natural Vitamin E and 0.5mg of Organic Selenium. The daily amount should ideally be split between at least two feeds.

25ml scoops Vitamin E
¼ scoop 375 IU
½ scoop 750 IU
¾ scoop 1125 IU
1 scoop 1500 IU
1¼ scoops 1875 IU
1½ scoops 2250 IU
1¾ scoops 2625 IU
2 scoops 3000 IU
2¼ scoops 3375 IU
2½ scoops 3750 IU
2¾ scoops 4000 IU
3 scoops 4500 IU
3½ scoops 5000 IU
4 scoops 6000 IU

Instructions for use and feeding guide

Level 25ml (16.8g) scoops per day

For horses on low forage intake, breeding stock, or horses on high oil intake:

Pony (approximately 250kg)  1 x 25ml scoops per day

Horse (approximately 450-550kg) 2 x 25ml scoops per day

Large Horse (approximately 750kg) 3 x 25ml scoops per day

For older hores, those in hard work and those needing immune or muscle support:

Pony (approximately 250kg) 1-2 x 25ml scoops per day

Horse (approximately 450-550kg) 3-4 x 25ml scoops per day

Large Horse (approximately 750kg) 4 x 25ml scoops per day

Do not exceed the recommended intake. The Vitamin E and Selenium intake from other dietary components should be considered. If in doubt, please contact our nutritional helpline for detailed advice.

Active Ingredients: Per daily dose (2 x 25ml) 33.6g provides: Vitamin E 3000IU; 1mg Selenium; 5g L-Lysine; 2g DL-Methionine.

Additives (per kg): Vitamin E (Natural) RRR alpha-tocopherol (3a700) 95.2 KIU/kg.

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