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

April 10, 2024

Gut health and the relation to stress in the horse

Plusvital’s Chief Technical Office Rebecca Watson explains the relationship between gut health and equine stress.  Stress and gut health are intricately linked in horses, with stress often exerting a significant impact on the delicate balance of microbes that live in the horse’s gut. The gastrointestinal tract is highly sensitive to changes in the horse’s environment,…

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April 4, 2024

Stallion supplementation for breeding season

Rebecca Watson, Chief Technical Officer at Plusvital considered the role of nutrition plays in managing stallions throughout the breeding season. Stallion nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining fertility, especially when freezing and chilling semen for Artificial Insemination (AI). To ensure optimal semen quality for cryopreservation, stallions require a carefully balanced diet rich in key…

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May 30, 2023


As the summer weather has well & truly arrived here are some things to consider in managing your horse’s hydration & mineral levels. Even when horses are not engaging in exercise they will passively start to loss moisture through  evaporative from the skin. In a moderate temperature range of  5-20oC this can be up to…

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April 4, 2023


April is Stress Awareness month. Horses are naturally predisposed to being stressed. As evolved prey animals, their instinct is to be watchful and mindful of threats. Additionally they are creatures of habit and disruptions to their routine is disrupted can have anxious implications. In modern equine management horses can experience stress for a variety of…

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March 28, 2023

Stressed out: New insights for racehorse welfare from cutting-edge genomics research

Temperament is often referred to by winning connections as a crucial element of a racehorse’s success. Temperament reflects patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion and includes the ability to cope with the demands of training. Horses that do not easily adapt to the training environment may have extended periods out-of-training and unsuitable temperament is responsible…

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March 23, 2023

Support weanlings with Plusvital Breeding Robust

Plusvital Breeding Robust is scientifically formulated to balance the diet of the growing horse and help protect against dietary inadequacies that may lead to development issues. This nutritional supplement is designed to support robust skeletal health with a combination of calcium, phosphorus, essential amino acids and vitamin D. Containing several targeted and beneficial ingredients, it…

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March 17, 2023


Plusvital will continue their sponsorship of the Devoy Stakes on the opening weekend of the Irish Flat racing season at Naas Racecourse. The Plusvital Devoy Stakes is a highly competitive early season target for some of Ireland’s leading middle-distance and staying horses. Now in their fourth year supporting Naas Racecourse, Plusvital are proud sponsors of the 1m2f…

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March 2, 2023

Supporting racing & recovery

The globalization of racing has eroded the margins of success between trainers. High performance is no longer guaranteed based on pedigrees. A study* carried out on winning margins in racing suggests that the overall percentage difference between first place and second place  is 0.32%, the difference between first and third was 0.75%. Never before has…

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February 22, 2023

Taking the fuss out of Gastro Health

Neutragast is now available in pellets. Ideal for fussy eaters, Neutragast Pellets promote gastrointestinal health in convenient & palatable soy protein base pellet form. Using research proven ingredients to promote digestive performance the pellets contain key ingredients boswellia extract, calcified seaweed, saccharomyces cerevisiae and provides a source of B vitamins to help with food metabolism….

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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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