Equine Maintenance Plus
Equine Maintenance Plus is a complete feed with added vitamins and minerals.
Equine Maintenance Plus is a vitamin and mineral feed ideally suited to horse nutrition, especially in Australian conditions.
The horse digestive system poorly utilises complex carbohydrates such as cellulose and more efficiently takes up the sugars, starches and proteins which are present in lower concentration in pasture. Consequently, horses will naturally ‘trickle feed’ over 16 hours per day, to best take up these nutrients.
In response, JNJ has developed Equine Maintenance Plus to meet many of the nutritional needs of horses specific to Australian conditions, with specific focus on Magnesium, Copper, Cobalt, Zinc, and Iron in a bio-available form. Extra trace elements are also added, such as Selenium for the health of hide, hoof and hair and Iodine for hormone development. Since horses typically have adequate exposure to sunlight, Vitamin D is usually sufficient, whereas Vitamins A and E may be absent if and when fresh green forage is not available. Vitamin E is also required to work effectively with the Selenium trace. Finally, Biotin supplementation has been shown to improve hoof quality.
Equine Maintenance Plus is a selected mixture of forages, minerals with molasses in a balanced feed of vitamins and micro-nutrient requirements.
It is a safe fed product containing no cereal grains.
|Dry Matter||As Fed|
|Dry Matter (%)||65.4|
|Non Protein Nitrogen (NPN %)||0.8||0.5|
|Salt (NaCl %)||0.32||0.21|
|Vitamin A (||15051||9850|
|Vitamin E (mg/kg)||510||334|
Ingredients: Selected Equine Forage, Phosphoric Acid, Macro and Trace Minerals and Vitamins.
Directions for Use:
Use this product in accordance with the directions of your Equine Nutritionist
A horse requires 1 - 2% of its body weight in roughage per day.
Requirements depend on quality and availability of pasture as well as amount of work horse is doing.
Suggested rate of 2 kg of pellets to achieve minimal daily mineral requirements.
DO NOT feed to horses without access to ample available water