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Ranvet – Folactin Blue

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You will find the most common predisposing causes of lameness, soft spongy bones and breakdowns right there in your feed bin. The reason for this is that the majority of high grain/low roughage diets given to horses in training are chronically deficient in calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and vitamins A and D� all essential constituents of strong, hard bones. The worst offenders are bran and rice pollard. However, you must also be careful of all the other ingredients in the feed, especially the cereal grains. A diet which is mineral deficient, and low in vitamins A and D, leads to de-mineralisation of the bone matrix which results in soft bones, crippling lameness and fractures.
The first step in overcoming shifting lameness and general bone weakness is to severely limit the amount of bran or pollard you feed, preferably deleting them altogether.
The next, and most important step, is to counteract the overall mineral deficiencies and the relative excess of phosphorus, as compared to calcium, in the diet by adding a mere 60-90g. of Ranvet’s Folactin Blue to every horse’s feed bin.
While the addition of Folactin Blue may appear to be a simple solution to a potentially disastrous problem, it’s also an essential one if you want to ward off crippling lameness, and joint and bone problems generally.
Bone tissue is calcified, strengthened and hardened when precisely the right amounts of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and copper, are present in your horse’s system.
While each of these minerals play their vital role, it is primarily the calcium which gives the horse’s bones their strength and hardness. Any relative excess of phosphorous (viz: in bran, pollards) in the feed badly interferes with the proper absorption of the critical calcium. Notwithstanding this, protein and exercise are also important factors in bone strength.