What Vitamins Does A Horse Need?

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Your horse needs a variety of vitamins and minerals in order to live.

Horse Vitamin Requirements

(based on a standard no-working horse)

Vitamin A (iu/kg) 12000
Vitamin D3 (iu/kg) 1200
Vitamin E (mg/kg) Up to 200
Vitamin K (mg/kg) Unknown
Vitamin B1 (mg/kg) 15
Vitamin B2 (mg/kg) 15
Vitamin B3 (mg/kg) 25
Pantothenic Acid (mg/kg) 15
Folic Acid (mg/kg) 10
Choline (mg/kg) 200
Pyridoxine (mg/kg) 10
Vitamin B12 (ug/kg) 250
Biotin (ug/kg) 200
Vitamin C (mg/kg) 250

Courtesy of the NRC

What happens when you DON’T MEET the requirements
courtesy of Animal Kingdom Organics

Here’s 3 other takes on horse vitamin and mineral nutrition

1.) A BALANCED DIET – AT ALL COST Stephen Duren, Ph.D

Two horses eating hay

Doctor Duren does a very nice job discussing the nutritional benefits of good quality forage. http://centralwashingtondressage.orgSun, 19 May 2013 15:06:09 GMT A complete product is one that contains the forage, grain, vitamin and mineral portions of the diet.

2.) Discussing Supplements, Vitamins and food for Horses

Part 1- Rick Gore Horsemanship


I appreciate what Rick has to say but I think you’ll want to learn more about  the red cell product.

 Red Cell is ranked #1 in our list of “Dirty Dozen” products that contain questionable ingredients.[/hilight] – Here I talk about some grain, hay, Vitamins and other supplements. “MODERATION IS KEY” “LESS IS MORE”. Too much of anything…


3.) Equine nutrition nutrition

img-9Equine nutrition is the feeding of horse s, ponies , mule s, donkey s, and other equine s. … Vitamins and minerals: File:HorseSupplement. … 

I love wikipedia.

Horses need a good solid vitamin mineral supplement regardless of whose camp you are sitting in.

We recommend Organic Horse Supplements. For their complete line click here,

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