Feeding Multiple Supplements to Horses Safely
Feeding multiple supplements to horses can be beneficial for their health, but it is important to do so with caution. Here are some important considerations when feeding multiple supplements to horses:
Consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist: If you are unsure about adding any supplements to a horse's diet, it is worth consulting with a veterinarian or nutritionist to determine if they are necessary, and to ensure that they do not interact with any medications the horse may be taking. Feeding supplements unnecessarily is not only a large waste of money, it can actually have negative implications on your horse’s health.
It is also possible for dietary supplements to have a counteractive effect on each other, just as it is possible for medications or other substances to do so. Certain supplements, when taken together, may interact with each other in ways that can reduce or negate their individual effects. Some supplements can also have these effects if taken alongside certain veterinary medications.
Know the nutrient content of the diet
It is important to know the nutrient content of the horse's diet, including the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, to ensure that the horse is not getting too much of any one nutrient. Excessive amounts of certain nutrients can actually have detrimental effects on health and behaviour.
Choose high-quality supplements
It is important to choose high-quality supplements that are specifically formulated for and tested for safe use horses.
Be aware of controlled substances
If competing under FEI rules, or similar, it is important to ensure that the supplements you are using do not contain any banned or prohibited substances that may result in failed doping tests.
Follow label instructions
Supplements should be used according to the manufacturer's instructions and dosages should not be exceeded. It is important to retain all product packaging for future reference.
Gradually introduce new supplements
When introducing a new supplement to a horse's diet, it is important to do so gradually to allow the horse’s digestive tract time to adjust, and to monitor for any adverse reactions. The sudden addition of one or more supplements to the diet can alter the hind gut microbiome, causing digestive upset which can be unpleasant and uncomfortable for your horse.
Monitor for changes
Regular monitoring of the horse's health and behaviour can help detect any potential problems related to the use of supplements or may indicate that a supplement is not having the desired effect.
Feeding Multiple Supplements Together
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “can I feed multiple products together?” - the simple answer is yes, all of our products are perfectly safe to feed alongside each other.
Each Equinutritive product is specially formulated to meet specific needs. Every horse is an individual and many horses may require multiple products to meet their needs. This is why we ensure that ALL of our products are completely safe to be fed alongside each other.
We already have a large number of customers who feed multiple products to their horses and ponies, who report very positive results.
Although it is completely fine to feed any of our supplements alongside each other, feeding rates need to be adjusted for some combinations. If you have any queries regarding feeding any of our products or need some guidance regarding specific combinations please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be more than happy to help.