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Equine America Better Bones 3,5kg.

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Equine America Better Bones 3,5kg.

From the producer of Cortaflex !

Strong bones are essential because the skeleton provides protection for the internal organs, stability during movement and storage of minerals.
Bones are constantly remodeling themselves, this is by breaking down old tissue and making new tissue, so bone adapts to stress and additional pressure.
Horses in labor get additional pressure on their bones such as the weight of the rider, work on hard (artificial) soil or movement at high speeds for longer periods, the bone formation has to adapt to this.
Leading equine Physiotherapist Mary Bromiley says, “Modern agriculture means that pastures are deficient in vital minerals.
As a result, we now have muscular horses with soft skeletons.
Horses get fractures on a regular basis, specifically during competitions and training. Better Bones has been specifically formulated to combat this problem."

Better Bones contains ingredients for strong, healthy bones, a must for all horses and ponies and of course fast growing young horses, horses in hard labor or recovering from bone trauma.

What does Better Bones contain?
Bio-absorbable Silicon - Recent research has shown that it is essential for proper bone density, collagen structure and calcium absorption.
"We found that supplementing 2-year-old horses with a bio-absorbable source of Silicon reduced the frequency of bone damage and extended the time of training before damage occurred compared to horses fed a conventional diet."
Brian Nielsen Ph.D. Michigan State University, from Thoroughbred Times.
Dicalcium Phosphate- a combination of calcium and phosphorus in balance to provide effective bone supplementation in combination with calcium and magnesium.
Calcium carbonate, now produced as Limestone Flour, provides calcium.
Calcium carbonate has been added to Better Bones because fed in combination with the above foods has positive effects on bone health. Please note, Limestone Flour is not very effective when fed alone.

Feeding Better Bones from a young age gives your horse the best chance of developing strong bones, and together with Cortaflex, healthy bones and joints are guaranteed for a lifetime!
Better Bones and Cortaflex should be fed to any young horse, especially those who have growth-related problems, or have to work with immature joints.

Better Bones Pellets are a carefully researched combination of key minerals, vitamin D3, collagen and amino acids, to support correct bone growth and development in young, growing horses, including young racehorses and performance horses entering training, as well as broodmares.

The skeletal development and health of a young horse begins in utero, and ensuring the broodmare receives the correct intake of key nutrients will be critical to the growth of the unborn foal. Producing high quality milk places a significant drain on the nutrient reserves of the mare, and maintaining mineral intakes during peak lactation is vital to ensure the foal receives the best nutrition to support the rapid skeletal development in the early weeks and months of growth.

Mineral and other nutrient imbalances in growing youngstock have been recognised for some time as a potential factor in the incidence and severity of developmental skeletal abnormalities, and although genetics and environmental factors can also play a significant role, breeders and trainers can exert a significant degree of control over the nutrition of the horses in their care, ensuring they receive optimum levels of key nutrients .

Young performance horses, such as racehorses, or young showjumpers, dressage or event classes taking part in age restricted classes, are expected to train and race or compete where significant stresses are placed upon immature bones and joints. Whilst there are many factors than can result in skeletal problems in young performance horses, ensuring that the correct nutrients are provided to support maximising bone density will help ensure optimum bone strength and may reduce the incidence and severity of bone injury.

Better Bones can also be fed to horses on long term box rest, when the enforced inactivity can result in bone de-mineralisation, making the horse more vulnerable to further injury when work recommences. 

What are the benefits of Better Bones Pellets?

Calcium is one of the most important minerals in bone, and accounts for nearly 35% of equine bone, as well as playing key roles in muscle and nerve function. Calcium is provided from a combination of organic and inorganic sources, to ensure optimum bio-availability, including marine algae, calcium gluconate, dicalcium phosphate and alfalfa.

Phosphorus accounts for around 15% of bone, and also plays key roles in energy and fat metabolism.

Magnesium  - about 60% of the magnesium in the horse’s body is found in the skeleton (and around 30% in the muscles). Magnesium is provided from marine algae.

Vitamin D3  - plays a key role in the correct metabolism of calcium

Collagen and amino acids – Collagen is a protein, and along with other key amino acids, provides a structure for calcium, phosphorus and other minerals to add strength and harden the framework or skeleton.  This combination of collagen and minerals makes  bone both strong and flexible enough to withstand the stresses of normal physical exertion.

Copper, zinc, manganese and silicon – are key trace minerals, provided from a combination of organic and inorganic sources to help ensure optimum bio-availability, and they all play key roles in bone growth and development.

  • Provides key minerals, vitamin D3, collagen and amino acids for broodmares and youngstock to support optimum skeletal development.

  • Contains bio-available mineral sources, including sustainable marine algae, collagen and high-quality protein, providing key amino acids.

  • Particularly beneficial for young race and performance horses entering training, to support continuing skeletal maturation and maintenance of bone density.

  • Also suitable for horses on long term box rest, where bone de-mineralization can occur through enforced lack of load-bearing activity.

  • BETA NOPS and UFAS accredited, ensuring our products do not contain prohibited substances and are suitable for horses competing under FEI regulations and the Rules of Racing.


For typical 500g mature weight:

Weanlings (6-12 months) 60g per day

Yearlings (12-24 months) 90g per day

Broodmares and mature horses 120g per day

Key Ingredients per 120g Serving

Calcium 6600mg

Phosphorus 2200mg

Magnesium 1000mg

Ca:P Ratio3:1

Zinc 300mg

Copper 100mg

Mono Silicic Acid 120mg

Manganese 300mg

Vitamin D3 1000iu

Collagen 360mg

Methionine 3000mg

Lysine 6000mg

Additives per kg:

Technological additives: Mono silicic acid (E551) 1000mg

Nutritional additives: Vitamins: Vitamin D3 (3a671) 8333 iu, Trace elements: Total Copper 833mg, Copper (Copper (II) chelate of glycine hydrate (3b413) 275mg, Copper (Copper (II) sulphate pentahydrate (3b405) 558mg,  Total Zinc (2500mg), Zinc oxide (3b603) 1675mg, Zinc chelate of glycine hydrate (3b607) 825mg, Total Manganese (2500mg), Manganese (Manganese oxide 3b502) 1675mg, Manganese (Manganese chelate of glycine hydrate 3b506) 825mg. 23300mg. Amino acids:: Lysine hydrochloride (3.2.3) 54500mg, DL Methionine (3c301) 23300mg, L-Threonine (3c410) 5000mg.

Composition: Dried Alfalfa, Hipro Soya (from genetically modified sources, Dicalcium Phosphate, Micronized Maize, Maerl (marine algae), MSM, Calcium gluconate, Whey Protein, Collagen (marine).

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein 20.3%

Crude Fat 1.8%

Crude Fibre 9.3%

Crude Ash 28.0%

Sodium 0.3%

Calcium 7.3%

Phosphorus 2.6%

Magnesium 0.75%

Lysine 5.0%

Methionine 2.5%

Threonine 1.0%

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