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

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


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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January 13, 2015

Ten Facts About The Universe And Supplements For Horses

Ten Facts About The Universe And Supplements For Horses 1. B-Vitamins can be produced in the horses gut 2. Amino Acids are essential for building muscle and 10 of them need to supplied in the horses diet 3. Prebiotics are not Probiotics. Probiotics are the bacteria and Prebiotics are the food for the bacteria. 4….

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January 7, 2015

Flavourings And 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.

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November 18, 2014

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).

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November 11, 2014

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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