Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for proper metabolic function in the horse.
It plays a role in blood sugar regulation, muscle development, mood, hormone production and joint health.
Vitamin B6 is necessary for over 150 different enzyme reactions in mammals. It is essential for helping the body to process lipids, carbohydrates and proteins from feed to create cellular
It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and can influence the nervous system and immune function.
Supplementing with vitamin B6 and other B Vitamins may be particularly beneficial for horses on high-grain diets, undergoing intense physical exertion, high stress environments and those taking antibiotic medications.
Horses with certain forms of digestive upset such as diarrhea or dysbiosis that impede absorption of nutrients may also benefit from taking
additional vitamin B6.
Wondering if your horse could benefit from more vitamin B6? Contact Mad Barn at https://madbarn.com/analyze-diet/ for a complimentary diet analysis and one of our equine nutritionists would be happy to help!