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Our range of supplements are developed in collaboration with leading equine nutritionists, scientists, and vets. Read their expert advice below.

January 5, 2022

Supporting the nutrition needs of the broodmare and unborn foal

How do I nutritionally support my broodmare during pregnancy and to provide the unborn foal with the key nutrients required for development? Within the last trimester of the pregnancy, the largest amount of growth of the foetus occurs within the mare, with over 60% of the growth occurring within this third of the pregnancy. However,…

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November 18, 2020

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS): Causes And How To Prevent It

The equine stomach consists of an upper non-glandular or “squamous” area (food enters into this part from the oesophagus) and a lower glandular region, which are divided by a line in the stomach wall called the margo plicatus. Gastric ulcers can occur in both areas and the umbrella term “Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome” (EGUS) is used as a description.

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November 6, 2020

Plusvital Breeding Robust: Suitable For All Breeding Stock

Plusvital Breeding Robust: Suitable For All Breeding Stock Muscle Development Once the weaning period has passed, it is important to support steady and balanced tissue and muscle growth while trying to prevent any musculoskeletal diseases caused by nutritional imbalances. Plusvital Breeding Robust has several targeted and beneficial ingredients which make it a very suitable supplement…

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July 14, 2020

Tying-Up In Horses And How To Manage It

Tying-Up In Horses And How To Manage It Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) or Tying-Up is a broad term that is frequently used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that affect the performance horse. Typical signs of Tying-Up include a horse which becomes stiff, sweats, and is reluctant to move. There is generally a massive…

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June 11, 2020

Top Five Supplements To Improve The Health And Performance Of Your Racehorse

Top Five Supplements To Improve The Health And Performance Of Your Racehorse Nutrition is an essential part of race preparation and recovery for a racehorse. The intensive modern training programmes of racehorses require a diet that provides all the key nutrients to combat stress and to maximise the horse’s athletic potential. In order to ensure a…

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August 22, 2019

Everything That You Need To Know About Electrolyte Supplementation

Everything That You Need To Know About Electrolyte Supplementation Passive evaporative loss from the skin in horses not exercising in a moderate temperature (5-20oC) is expected to be around 6 litres per day or less. Increased core body temperature as a result of use of muscles during exercise or high environmental temperature result in the…

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August 14, 2019

Nutraceutical Aspects Of Sales Preparation

Nutraceutical Aspects Of Sales Preparation Dr. Michael Griffin Bsc. MVB. PhdWithin the sales ring the body condition, confirmation and overall appearance of a yearling can either add or subtract from its sales catalogue page. Thus, these visual attributes can directly affect the sales price of a yearling. With this in mind, the aim of preparation…

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February 27, 2018

MicroActive CoQ10: The Special Ingredient In Plusvital’s EnerGene-Q10

MicroActive CoQ10: The Special Ingredient In Plusvital’s EnerGene-Q10 Absorption of crude ubiquinone powder is as low as 1% because: (i) Crude ubiquinone crystals have poor solubility as they are fat soluble and also clump together in the aqueous environment of the gut and are thus too large to absorb; (ii) CoQ10 has a melting point…

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February 27, 2018

Using CoQ10 For Energy Generation And Recovery

Using CoQ10 for Energy Generation and Recovery Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also known by the name ubiquinone for the reason that it is ubiquitous throughout all living cells in all animals and most bacteria. It was first discovered in 1940. Subsequently, it was first isolated from beef heart in 1957. It is a fat soluble…

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March 25, 2015

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.

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January 15, 2015

Cutting Out Cobalt

The recent media coverage concerning cobalt misuse in racing has raised concerns surrounding the presence of this element in equine feedstuffs and supplements.

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