What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant vitamin that cannot be made by the horse and must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin E is essential for healthy functioning of muscles, the immune system, reproductive function and the nervous system. Many horses may have an increased need for Vitamin E, including those on low Vitamin E intake due to low quality forage, those on diets with added oil, those in work, “older” animals and those used for breeding. Many Vitamin E supplements use the much cheaper synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E, as the name suggests provides a natural source of Vitamin E which has up to double the biological activity than synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E also contains organic selenium which is essential for the optimal activity of Vitamin E. Natural E deliver 3000IU of Vitamin E activity and 1mg of selenium per daily horse feeding rate.
What does Vitamin E do?
Vitamin E is central to muscle and nerve function, heart health, immune function, lung health and skin health.
Where do horses get Vitamin E from?
Horses cannot make Vitamin E and must get it from their diet. It is therefore essential that sufficient Vitamin E is fed or supplemented.
What form of Vitamin E is best – Natural or Synthetic?
Many Vitamin E supplements use the much cheaper synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E, as the name suggests provides a natural source of Vitamin E which has up to double the biological activity than synthetic forms of Vitamin E. Natural E also contains organic selenium which is essential for the optimal activity of Vitamin E.
How much Vitamin E do horses need?
Amount per day of Vitamin E for a 500kg horse
|500IU per day||1000IU per day|
|Growing horses||800IU per day||1600IU per day|
|Broodmares & Stallions
|1000IU per day||2000IU per day|
|Broodmares & Stallions
|1400IU per day||3000IU per day|
|1000IU per day||2000-4000IU per day|
Moderate to Heavy exercise
|1500IU per day||3000IU per day|
|Horses needing muscle support||500IU per day||2000-3000IU per day|
|Mares in foal
(Last 3 months)
|1500IU per day||4000IU per day|
|Lactating mares||800IU per day||2000IU per day|
|Recovering horses||500IU per day||3000IU per day|
|Horse receiving oil in the diet||1IU/ml of oil||1IU/ml of oil|
|Horses needing immune support||500IU per day||3000IU per day|
|Horses needing respiratory support||500IU per day||2000-3000IU per day|
|Older horses (>15 years of age)||600IU per day||3000IU per day|
How much Natural E do I feed?
1 level 25ml scoop (16.8g) provides 1500IU of Natural Vitamin E and 0.5mg of Organic Selenium. The daily amount should ideally be split between at least two feeds.
|25ml scoops||Vitamin E|
|¼ scoop||375 IU|
|½ scoop||750 IU|
|¾ scoop||1125 IU|
|1 scoop||1500 IU|
|1¼ scoops||1875 IU|
|1½ scoops||2250 IU|
|1¾ scoops||2625 IU|
|2 scoops||3000 IU|
|2¼ scoops||3375 IU|
|2½ scoops||3750 IU|
|2¾ scoops||4000 IU|
|3 scoops||4500 IU|
|3½ scoops||5000 IU|
|4 scoops||6000 IU|
Instructions for use and feeding guide
Level 25ml (16.8g) scoops per day
For horses on low forage intake, breeding stock, or horses on high oil intake:
Pony (approximately 250kg) 1 x 25ml scoops per day
Horse (approximately 450-550kg) 2 x 25ml scoops per day
Large Horse (approximately 750kg) 3 x 25ml scoops per day
For older hores, those in hard work and those needing immune or muscle support:
Pony (approximately 250kg) 1-2 x 25ml scoops per day
Horse (approximately 450-550kg) 3-4 x 25ml scoops per day
Large Horse (approximately 750kg) 4 x 25ml scoops per day
Do not exceed the recommended intake. The Vitamin E and Selenium intake from other dietary components should be considered. If in doubt, please contact our nutritional helpline for detailed advice.
Active Ingredients: Per daily dose (2 x 25ml) 33.6g provides: Vitamin E 3000IU; 1mg Selenium; 5g L-Lysine; 2g DL-Methionine.
Additives (per kg): Vitamin E (Natural) RRR alpha-tocopherol (3a700) 95.2 KIU/kg.