Manganese is important for bone growth and antioxidant protection in horses. It is an essential mineral that is required to synthesize chondroitin sulfate, which is necessary for the formation of cartilage. Manganese is also involved in energy production from carbohydrates and fats.
In horses and other mammals, manganese is essential for proper formation of chondroitin sulfate – a key component of cartilage. It is also important for the development of strong bones.
Manganese is part of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase that protects cells from oxidative stress to keep tissues healthy. It is a co-factor for several enzymes that make energy from carbohydrates and fats.
Severe manganese deficiency is rare and not well described in horses. Young growing animals are most at risk of manganese deficiency which could cause problems related to unusual bone formation such as enlarged joints, crooked limbs, and abnormal cartilage formation which have been observed in cows and pigs. Manganese toxicity has not been demonstrated in horses.
Supplemental manganese may be required for performance horses exercising at a heavy workload or for horses on a high grain diet. The average requirement for a 500 kg horse is between 400 – 500 mg per day.
Forage is a good source of manganese for your horse and provides between 40 to 300 ppm (mg/kg). However, grains like barley and oats have lower content, ranging from 5 ppm to 15 ppm. If you are feeding a high-grain diet you may want to assess the manganese content to ensure your horse has optimal manganese intake.
The mineral content of horse’s drinking water will vary by region and could contain significant levels of manganese and other minerals. You may also want to consider having a water sample analyzed for manganese content.
This product should be used under the supervision of a veterinarian or other qualified equine health professional.
You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.
The feeding rate for Bioplex Manganese varies depending on your horse’s condition and current diet.
To determine the appropriate inclusion rate for Manganese in your horse’s diet, submit your horse’s feeding program for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.
|< 200 kg||1/2 scoop||2.5 g|
|200 – 500 kg||1 scoops||5 g|
|> 500 kg||1.5 scoops||7.5 g|
|1 scoop = 9 cc = 5 grams|
A scale should be used with all individual ingredients to ensure accurate dosing
Per gram serving
|Nutrient||Concentration||Per 5 G|
|Manganese (Mn)||150,000 mg/kg||750||mg|
|Servings||Cost Per Day|
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