Magnesium has many roles within the body including the health of nerve endings and fibres, and reduction of magnesium in the diet may show in a horse as tension or nervousness. Equine America Magnitude is a highly-absorbable form of magnesium that should be fed daily to horses or ponies to promote healthy nerve tissue and aid the body’s natural responses to nervous tension.
Why should you feed Magnitude?
- To support the body’s natural responses to excitability, nervousness, anxiety or tension
- To increase levels of magnesium in the diet
How does Magnitude work?
Magnesium is involved in many essential processes within the body and is an important mineral in general health. It is also integral in achieving correct nerve and muscle function. If magnesium is deficient in the diet the horse can appear nervous, tense or anxious. Magnitude can also be used in combination with So-Kalm Paste at shows or events.
For an average 500 kg horse, feed 5 g daily with the horse’s regular feed. Repeat as required or as advised by a veterinary surgeon. Feed others according to body weight, less for ponies and smaller horses and more for larger breeds.
For very young, excitable or overzealous horses, requiring focus, increased concentration and calming, a product from the So-Kalm® Plus range will be more suitable. So-Kalm® Plus Paste may also be used as a pre-competition addition alongside Magnitude.
Available in 1kg (a six month supply)
Highly-absorbable form of magnesium.
Update February 2019
Magnitude – slight colour change – but the same great product, now with even more quality assurance! We are pleased to confirm that that there is no difference in the magnesium levels, or the chemical source of the magnesium used (magnesium oxide – MgO), only in the physical form of MgO we are now using.
This change in physical form (to the slightly more granular form, with a pale beige colour) has arisen because we are delighted to report that we are now manufacturing the Equine America (UK) products in the UK, using certified facilities with the highest standards of safety and production. Although Equine America (UK) products have always been free from prohibited substances, our new UFAS and BETA NOPS certifications will provide further reassurance in the light of the recent high profile prohibited substances cases, giving our customers peace of mind regarding FEI, BEF and BHA prohibited substances, enabling full traceability.
In order to comply with the rules and regulations regarding these certifications, we are only able to use certain suppliers, who are also certified, and have had to make a change to our supply of magnesium oxide, so we are now using the lower dust, slightly granular form, which is pale beige.