Why Choose Micro-Phase:
Everyone has one: a horse or pony that seems to live on air alone; one that eats mostly hay (and not very good hay at that), is restricted from grazing, and gets little to no grain. Micro-Phase offers the perfect solution by providing the vitamins and trace minerals necessary to support good health in a tasty, low-calorie pellet.
Micro-Phase is also excellent for horses that need extra nutrition on top of their regular concentrate meal, like lactating mares, hard-working performance horses, and seniors.
When might horses and ponies need additional vitamin and trace mineral supplementation?
When mostly hay is fed
Diets composed entirely of forage are often the healthiest for the horse’s digestive tract. However, forages, particularly dried forms such as hay and hay cubes, do not contain all of the vitamins and trace minerals necessary for optimal health. In fact, levels of vitamins and minerals in forage decrease significantly during harvesting and storage. Micro-Phase contains a complete complement of essential vitamins and minerals.
When unfortified grains are fed
Unfortified grains like oats, fed as the main grain meal, will not provide adequate vitamins and trace minerals. Micro-Phase’s blend of ingredients can be used to effectively balance a diet consisting of plain grains.
When you can’t feed the recommended amount of grain because of calorie or starch and sugar restrictions
Horses and ponies on low-grain diets may not eat enough of a fortified feed to fulfill their vitamin and mineral needs. Most commercial feeds are formulated to be fed at a rate of 4 to 5 pounds per day. If you can’t feed that amount you are cheating your horse or pony out of some of the nutrients they need to remain healthy. Adding Micro-Phase to the diet ensures that you are providing the correct amounts of vitamins and trace minerals to support his/her needs. All this, without adding unwanted calories to the diet.
When natural vitamin E is not readily available in the diet
Grass is your horse’s best source of vitamin E. The vitamin E content of dried forages such as hay and hay cubes is severely diminished, with such forages losing more than 75% of their vitamin content upon harvesting and storage. Therefore, vitamin E supplementation is most critical for horses that are restricted from grazing and are fed diets composed largely of preserved forages. Current research shows that the natural vitamin E found in Micro-Phase is two to three times more potent than the synthetic E found in other feeds and supplements.When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy systems and support recovery and healing. They are not intended to treat or cure illness or injury.