Horses and Vitamin C

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Horses (unlike humans) have the ability to manufacture vitamin C from glucose, because they produce an enzyme in their liver called L-gulonolactone oxidase. Under normal conditions, horses have enough glucose in their diets to produce all the vitamin C they need. When facing certain challenges, horses may use up vitamin C faster than they can manufacture it, such as during rapid growth in young horses, or when athletic horses are performing at high levels.  At these times supplemental vitamin C can be beneficial.








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Article Sponsored by Myo-Guard, a supplemental source of vitamin C, natural vitamin E, and selenium.

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.

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Since 1998, Kentucky Performance Products has simplified a horse owner’s search for research-proven nutritional horse supplements that meet the challenges facing modern horses. KPP horse supplements target specific nutritional needs and are formulated to complement today’s feeds, thus safeguarding against over-supplementation. Each product is scientifically formulated and made with high-quality ingredients at certified manufacturing facilities. Kentucky Performance Products is proud to offer a quality assurance promise backed by a money-back guarantee. Kentucky Performance Products brings you horse supplements you can count on because the horse that matters to you, matters to us.

Sponsored by Myo-Guard, a supplemental source of vitamin C, natural vitamin E, and selenium.

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