Equine Advice

Expert advice on a range of equine topics including articles on nutrition, supplements as well as the latest on equine related scientific developments.

Electrolytes

Electrolytes

Ensuring electrolyte balance to an equine athlete is critical due to the importance of electrolytes, in particular sodium (Na), potassium (K) and chloride (CI), in maintaining proper cellular function.

Flavours & Fussy Eaters

Flavours & Fussy Eaters

Plusvital has been making supplements for horses since 1975 and we realise the importance of nutrition to the health and wellbeing of the horse. Over the years we have incorporated a range of flavours to our products to make them palatable for every horse.

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome describes a host of complex inflammatory and disruptive events that occur in the mucosa of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum of both adult horses and foals. The prevalence of EGUS is estimated to range from 40-93% in performance horses and 25-51% of foals.

Importance of Antioxidants

Importance of Antioxidants

When the horse exercises, a natural inflammatory response is created and this can lead to an increase in free radicals and increased oxygen consumption, which can lead to damage of cell membranes in the horses muscles and tissues, including the lungs. This oxidative stress is a change or disturbance in the balance between oxidants (e.g. free radicals) and antioxidants (e.g. vitamins).

Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is a very important mineral in the equine diet and is used in many of the body’s processes and is thought to be involved in as many as 300 enzyme reactions

Vitamin C and the Horse

Vitamin C and the Horse

As a water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C can help keep the horse healthy in times of stress. As an antioxidant the vitamin works to fight against free radicals by neutralising them and therefore rendering them non-harmful.

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