Equine Challenge Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass “Mind, Body & Sole Support” formula has no added calcium, but has added phosphorus to balance the natural calcium levels of the Southwest. Seven strains of viable Bacillus and Lactobacillus bacteria make an effective pro-biotic that can be easily incorporated into your supplementation program. The microbial sources are guaranteed to provide bacteria that are both viable and effective in promoting intestinal well being. One of our seven microbes, Lactobacilluls Plantarum will synthesize Lysine in the gut of the horse. Biotin, minerals and amino acids build strong healthy hoof horn and beautiful coat condition. Equine Challenge™ Grass delivers omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, trace minerals & probiotics that are readily absorbed in your horse’s digestive system and utilizes a food- grade enzyme active milled flaxseed as a base that is over 99% pure. 50% of Equine Challenge™ Southwest Grass is comprised of food-grade milled flaxseed. The Flaxseed utilized in Equine Challenge™ Southwest is both unique and nutritive 60% of the oil present being the highly desirable Omega 3 fatty acids. Equine Challenge™ Southwest Grass provides all of the essential minerals, trace elements and vitamins in forms that are readily absorbed in your horse’s digestive system. Equine Challenge™ Southwest Grass contains elevated amounts of Lysine given the low levels of Lysine found in grasses. Equine Challenge™ Southwest Grass contains elevated levels of zinc and copper.
Made fresh daily, no fillers added.
Equine Challenge Southwest Blend per 4 oz. dose
- Zinc 360 mg.
- Vit. D 1,000 IU
- Copper 125 mg.
- Calcium 0 Added
- Phosphorus 2,000 mg
- Manganese 0 Added
Do you know where your hay is grown? The Southwestern part of the Country is quite dry and arid and typically has unique soil composition which will be represented in the forage grown in these areas.
The copper, zinc and phosphorus levels will generally be lower in forages grown in Southwestern soils. Conversely, these soils are high in calcium and manganese, which will also be represented in any forage grown in these soils.
In an effort to be more specific in addressing the nutritional needs of horses in the Southwestern parts of the United States, Equine Challenge™ is pleased to introduce a forage specific horse supplement package for forages grown in the Southwestern part of the United States (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah), Equine Challenge ™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge ™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass.
With that in mind, we at Equine Challenge™ have adapted our original formulas, Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals Grass to more specifically address these specific horse nutritional needs of the Southwest. The only changes to Equine Challenge ™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge ™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass are to the levels of copper, zinc, phosphorous, calcium, manganese and Vit. D. Other than that, Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals contains all the original Vitamins, Minerals and Probiotics that your horses are currently getting now.
We have significantly raised the levels of ZinPro Amino Acid complexes in both copper and zinc in their synergistic balance to compliment the soils of the southwest.
Given the high level of natural manganese in the Southwest, Equine Challenge™ has no ADDED manganese to our Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass formulas.
The calcium phosphorus ratio is very important in maintaining metabolic balance in the horse. Given the higher levels of calcium that exist in the typically dry and arid areas of the southwest, Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass will not have any ADDED calcium. We will add additional phosphorus in the Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and the phosphorus levels will remain the same in the Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass to help in balancing the higher natural calcium level in the Southwest.
Although there is a great deal of sunshine available in the Southwest, not all horses are in the sun day in and day out. Many horses are boarded and only see the sunlight when turned out or being worked in the open. Many facilities in the hotter areas of the country get their work done in the early morning or under cover of an arena.
Vit. D is manufactured by the horse given sunlight, if insufficient time in the sun is a problem for the horse, then Vit. D will be required. This will presents greater problems in the winter when the ground or temperature is unsuitable. The overall level of Vit. D has been decreased significantly in the Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Alfalfa and Equine Challenge™ Southwest Vitamins & Minerals Grass formulas.
We Challenge you to find a more complete Southwest
Vitamin/Mineral/Probiotic Forage Specific Supplement for your horses!
EQUINE CHALLENGE™ SOUTHWEST VITAMINS & MINERALS GRASS & ALFALFA FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:
Administer 2 ounces daily. For horses in training or competition, pregnant and lactating mares, administer 2 ounces twice daily. Never feed more than 2 ounces in any one feeding.
When choosing between the alfalfa and the grass formulas, if your horse is being fed 8 lbs. of alfalfa or more per day, you want to order the Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals for alfalfa fed horses. Horses fed less than 8 lbs. of alfalfa per day will need Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals for grass/oat hay fed horses. If you feed a hay mix, If the mix is more than 50% alfalfa, feed Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals for alfalfa fed horses. If the hay mix is more than 50% grass, feed Equine Challenge™ Vitamins & Minerals for grass fed horses.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Keep tightly sealed.