Travel Tips for Horses – Part 3: How and When to Use Supplements

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Neigh-Lox® original formula

Aids in the maintenance of a normal stomach environment that reduces the risk of gastric ulcers. Long-acting and neutralizes excess acid and coats the stomach lining for up to 8 hours.

Horses should be started on Neigh-Lox at least 3 days prior to traveling and remain on the supplement throughout.

Recommended dose is 2 scoops in the morning and 2 scoops in the evening.

It can be fed alone or with concentrates, fiber pellets or beet pulp.

Neigh-Lox® Advanced

Multi-pronged approach that supports complete GI tract health. Neigh-Lox Advanced reduces the risk of gastric and colonic ulcers, digestive upset, and hindgut imbalances.

Horses should be started on Neigh-Lox Advanced 10 days prior to travel and continue feeding throughout.

Recommended dose is 2 scoops in the morning and 2 scoops in the evening.

Summer Games® Electrolyte or Summer Games Plus Paste

Electrolytes and trace minerals formulated to support electrolyte replacement and proper hydration during times of stress or hot weather. Summer Games Electrolyte also supports adequate water intake during trips.

Horses should be fed Summer Games Electrolyte both while traveling and daily when exercised or exposed to hot conditions that result in sweating.

Recommended dose is at least 1 ounce (1 scoop) per day mixed into their feed. Levels can be increased as weather and work load dictate.

Summer Games Plus Paste:

Summer Games Plus can fed instead of, or along with a daily dose of Summer Games Electrolyte powder.

When offering paste in addition to a daily dose of electrolyte powder, consider the total amount given during the day, and adhere to administration recommendations.

The amount of electrolytes in one tube of Summer Games Paste is equivalent to about 1.5 ounces of Summer Games Electrolyte powder.

Elevate® Maintenance Powder

Elevate was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. It maintains healthy muscle and nerve functions, and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.

Horses should begin supplementation with Elevate Maintenance Powder at least 21 days prior to departure date. Keep feeding Elevate throughout your travels.

Recommended dose is: for horses in light work 2,000 IU per day is recommended. Horses in medium to hard work can be fed 3,000 to 5,000 IU per day.

Elevate can be added to concentrates, fiber pellets or beet pulp.

Equi-Jewel® all-natural stabilized rice bran

Equi-Jewel safely meets the energy needs of today’s horses. It reduces the risk of digestive upset and supports optimal muscle function, while providing the calories your horse needs to get the job done and remain in good condition.

Introduce Equi-Jewel into the diet slowly over 5 to 7 days.

Recommended dose is  ½ to 2 pounds per day, depending on energy needs.

Equi-jewel can be offered alone or mixed with concentrates, fiber pellets or beet pulp.

 

Article written by KPP staff.

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Article sponsored by Elevate Maintenance Powder; an affordable, easy way to provide essential natural vitamin E, when longer-term vitamin E supplementation is needed.

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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