The skeleton is the foundation of the body, which provides support, protection for the organs, levers for movement and acts as a mineral store for the body.
Bones will naturally adapt to the stress created by work or exercise by becoming denser where loading is greatest, if the correct vitamins and minerals are not available bones will become weak or brittle increasing the risk of injury or fracture.
In broodmares, if sufficient levels of bone developing vitamins and minerals are not available stores within her own bones will be used to create the skeleton of the foal. If not replaced this will lead to brittle bones in the mare and if severe, can even lead to growth problems in the foal.
As heavy grazing, farming and fertilisation can often leave land lacking in these vital elements, providing the correct nutrition in the form of supplementation for bone strength and development is vital for every horse, especially the broodmare, youngstock and competition horse.
Why should you feed Equine America Better Bones?
To ensure strong healthy dense bones in all horses, but essentially for:
- Youngstock, especially large or fast growing horses
- Competition horses
- Animals recovering from a bone injury or fracture
How does Equine America Better Bones work?
Equine America Better Bones contains specific ingredients essential to bone development and re-modelling. Equine America Better Bones provides dicalcium phosphate (calcium and phosphorous), minerals essential in bone strength, along with supporting nutrients including silicon. In recent trials silicon has been shown to improve utilisation of minerals within the bones, aiding bone density and strength and helping healing and regeneration.