In recent years, horse nutrition has been scientifically researched allowing for more targeted supplementation. A balanced equine diet must include fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Horses in heavy training, especially in humid, tropical climates, also require electrotypes. Commercially made feeds offer a good foundation but in many cases, additional health and nutritional support may be necessary.
Types of Equine Feed Additives
Additional vitamins, minerals and other essential ingredients can play an important part in keeping your horses fit and in optimal health. It’s important to understand the difference between the two types of supplements available:
Nutritional – vitamins, minerals, herbs and plant-based sources designed to enhance or balance your horse’s diet.
Health – provides support or maintenance of a body structure or function such as respiratory supplement
Are Supplements Safe?
When it comes to our horses, what we feed them is just as important as vet check ups and farrier visits. There are a lot of choices out there. Do your research. Read the ingredients list on the label. Typically, nutritional products made by or bought from reputable companies are safe provided you follow the instructions provided. Too much of certain ingredients can be unsafe, so it’s crucial to stick to the recommended dosage unless a veterinarian instructs you otherwise.
Do They Really Work?
When it comes to animal (or human) health, there is no magic pill. Horse owners, trainers and breeders are a well-informed audience so any company trying to market a feed supplement needs to show proof that their product works. Today, many equine products are backed by scientific research and case studies. If you aren’t sure if a company can support their product claims, contact them and ask for documentation if it’s not readily provided on their website. No facts? Then keep shopping.
Risk of Doping Test Failures
A positive swab before or after a race, show or competition can have major consequences. Testing positive can result in equine athletes and riders being suspended or disqualified. In some cases, winnings may be stripped. To avoid embarrassing and costly affirmative action, it’s crucial to find an equine health product that is truly free of any banned substances. TWYDIL® tests each product batch and is certified free of prohibited substances. Their supplements are FEI and RCI compliant for International competition, safe for use even on the day of the event.
Choosing the Right Equine Health & Nutritional Supplement for Your Horse
Consumers put a lot of trust in brand names. TWYDIL® should be one of them. Every product bearing the TWYDIL name is the result of research and is backed by scientific data With over 50 years of manufacturing world-class equine products, they offer a guarantee of quality and that each product meets strict international anti-doping requirements. That means there is no wait time for a substance to clear your horse’s system. Each supplement is safe to use even on race or show day, guaranteed. TWYDIL USA proudly offers these globally-recognized, innovative feed additives to support the health of equines of all ages, especially the performance horse.