Efficient Nutrition

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D –   and is a Fat soluble vitamin. if the horse is on good grazing with adequate daily exposure to sunshine he is able to manufacture sufficient levels of vitamin D to meet normal maintenance requirements. Stabled and hard worked horses may require a daily dietary supply, especially during the winter months.

Specific areas of involvement – Bone structure. Joint and cartilage integrity. Absorption of calcium and                                              phosphorus from the gut.

Signs of deficiency or excess – Bone disorders. Swollen joints. General unthriftyness and weight loss.                                    Muscular and nervous dysfunction. Calcification of soft tissue (Lungs, heart etc.)

Major interactions – calcium , phosphorus, magnesium.

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