Keeping a horse healthy can be difficult work. At different points in a horse’s life, they need a little extra help to perform at their best, and it can be hard to keep up with their changing needs. To top it all off, there are so many different supplements out there, making it almost impossible to keep track of which supplements are best for your horse.
Whether you’re a new horse owner or you’ve had horses for your whole life, it can be helpful to have a resource to refer back to with specific horse supplements to know when your horse might need them.
Arthrisoothe Gold Joint Formula — This supplement helps horses maintain and support healthy cartilage, tissues and joints with the addition of glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and MSM.
B-L Pellets — If your horse suffers from discomfort associated with daily exercise, B-L Pellets offer powerful herbs in addition to Vitamin B-12 to ease aches and pains from training and exercise. B-L Pellets are ideal for most adult horses, however they should not be fed to pregnant mares.
Garlic Powder — Just like in humans, garlic powder can aid in intestinal health for horses. Fed in small quantities, garlic powder can offer antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic benefits, and some horse owners even use it to repel flies.
Grow Colt — As its name implies, Grow Colt is for growing foals. With calcium, phosphorous, biotin and 24 other vitamins and minerals, Grow Colt provides all the nutrients a growing horse needs to form a strong foundation for adulthood.
Horseshoer’s Secret — Healthy hooves require optimal nutrition, and Horseshoer’s Secret contains the purest and most digestible ingredients to prevent cracked hooves and strengthen hoof walls. This supplement can also restore normal hoof growth.
Legacy Pellets — Ideal for senior horses, Legacy Pellets support healthy joint function with glucosamine, chondroitin and three other natural herbs. Legacy Pellets should be fed to horses 15 years or older.
Lung Aid — Best for horses healing from injury and illness or horses that often suffer with nose bleeds and respiratory ailments, Lung Aid helps fight off infection, improve lung congestion and nasal discharge and boost the immune system.
Mare Plus — When a mare is entering the stage of her life where she’ll be having foals, Mare Plus is a great supplement to give to help her meet the demands of gestation, foaling and lactation. Mare Plus should be fed to broodmares 90 days before conception and then continued year-round.
One AC — This feed supplement is intended for horses that do not sweat. One AC contains six vitamins and minerals to help horses who do not sweat stay healthy while performing in hot or humid weather.
Quietex — Quietex is an alternative to tranquilizers for horses who are experiencing stress or anxiety. The formula calms a horse in just two hours without causing drowsiness like drugs do. This supplement should be used before riding, training or trailering.
Select Fiberpsyll — This digestive aid offers pelleted psyllium seed husk, beet pulp and wheat bran to add fiber to the diet and introduce probiotics that support digestion. As an added benefit, Fiberpsyll may help prevent sand colic in horses.
Usler Shield — Use Ulser Shield to protect the horse’s mucosal lining and reduce the acidity of the stomach to promote proper digestion and nutrient absorption to prevent equine ulcers. It’s sometimes difficult to tell if a horse is suffering with an ulcer, but here are some signs that point to a possible ulcer: poor appetite, colic, attitude changes and poor training performance.
Weight Builder — If your horse is struggling to put on weight, Weight Builder can help by providing concentrated calories. With the Omega-3 fatty acids in flax meal, horses get twice the calories of grain without the digestive downsides that often come with grain.
Wind Aid — When a horse is experiencing throat irritation, bronchial congestion or restricted and swollen air passages, Wind Aid can help treat the damage and aid in equine recovery. Use Wind Aid if your horse suffers from seasonal allergies, respiratory tract problems and coughs.
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