Megablud is a comprehensive, high potency multi-vitamin and multi mineral oral supplement for horses. This combination of vitamins and minerals supplements those most likely to be depleted in a horse experiencing metabolic stress, due to heavy work or training, growth, pregnancy, lactation, or convalescence. This supplement ensures that the body receives an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals.
Each 28.4g sachet contains:
- Vitamin A 6000 iu
- Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) 1600 jiu
- Dl-alpha-tocopherylacetate (Vit E) 200 iu
- Iron (polysaccharide iron complex) 100 mg
- Zinc (as zinc methionine) 100 mg
- Cobalt (as cobaltous carbonate) 25 mg
- Iodine (as potassium iodide) 0.25 mg
- Calcium gluconate 1 g
- Nicotinic acid B3 280 mg
- Thiamine hydrochloride B1 (as thiamine mononitrate) 100 mg
- Riboflavin B2 (as riboflavine sodium phosphate) 100 mg
- Pantothenic acid B5 (as calcium pantothenate) 100 mg
- Manganese (as manganese sulphate) 100 g
- Choline chloride 50 mg
- Pyridoxine hydrochloride B6 10 mg
- Folic acid 1 mg
- Cyanocobalamin B12 0.5 mg
- Biotin 10 mcg
- Magnesium (as oxide) 2 g
Horses depend heavily on the quality of their diet, particularly when experiencing periods of heavy metabolic demand, such as heavy work and/or training, pregnancy, lactation, growth and convalescence. The skeleton and oxygen carrying capacity of the blood are of fundamental importance to the performance horse and therefore, mineral requirements deserve careful attention. Vitamins are also very important in the daily functioning of the bodys metabolic pathways, immune system and for muscular activity. The performance horse in heavy work is commonly fed an artificial diet high in cereal hays and grains. These diets may be appropriate for energy but, may not deliver the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that a horse in "metablic over-drive" requires. Working horses require 10 - 25% more magnesium for light to moderate work, respectively. Sodium and Chloride requirements are strongly influenced by sweat losses. Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen within the blood. Horses in heavy work growing foals, pregnant and lactating mares all have significantly increased needs for iron. Carotene, the precurser of Vitamin A, is present in fresh green forages and good quality hays. However, the carotene content of these foods decreases with storage because it breaks down over time due to oxygen and light. Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus are all needed for a heathly and strong skeleton.
Directions For Use:
Megablud is to be mixed in the daily feed.
Megablud can be used as long as required with no side effects.
Packed in individual sachets and premeasured to 28.4 grams. This allows easy administration. Just empty required number of sachets into the feed every day. Individual sachets give freshness and stability to the product. Deterioration due to light, heat or atmosphere is significantly reduced, this being a major factor for B-vitamins.
Zinc meets the increased requirements during growth and stress. It speeds up the removal of carbon dioxide from the cells and is an integral component of skin and hoof tissue.
Contains added Iron:
Heavy work, lactation and pregnancy all place increased demands on the bodys Iron reserves, due to the increased need for oxygen metabolism. Therefore, Megablud addresses this need on top of supplying essential vitamins and minerals.
Contains Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin D:
Increased need during growth, pregnancy and lactation. Aged horses may require 30 - 50% more calcium and phosphorous than younger horses. The Calcium: Phosphorus ration should be maintained at not less than 1:1 and 1.5:1 is desirable. However, if being fed adequate levels of phosphorus, foals will tolerate 3:1 and mature horses 6:1. Osteodystrophia fibrosa (the process when normal bone is replaced by scar/fibrous tissue) occurs mainly in horses engaged in heavy city work and racing, due to the tendency to maintain these animals on unbalanced diets. It occurs primarily in horses fed a diet high in phosphorous and low in calcium, i.e. calcium deficiency occurs secondary to the excessive phosphorous feeding. Such diets include cereal hays combined with heavy grain or bran feeding. Adding Legume hays are preventative due to their high calcium content. Secondary calcium deficiency is often further exacerbated by a vitamin D deficiency due to the tendency to house these animals indoors. Megablud is specifically formulated to overcome the deficiencies often suffered by the performance horse.
How is "Megablud" different to "Blud"?
Both products contain Iron, Vitamins and Minerals. The amount of Iron being supplied by Megablud when administered at the highest dose rates is similar to that supplied in Blud. Blud is a more specific and more concentrated product. One sachet supplies more than twice as much Iron as that in the same amount of Megablud. As such it is the more appropriate product to use if blood counts are your main issue of concern. Megablud contains a wider range of nutrients than Blud, with the added benefits of Vitamins A, D and E, Zinc, Cobalt, Iodine, Calcium, Manganese and Magnesium. As a general comment, Blud is more appropriate if you have a horse with low blood counts or anaemia, and is probably best used when coming in to heavy training. Megablud is your more general supplement that also addresses blood problems so is best used as a maintenance supplement, often following on from the usage of Blud.