Kentucky Performance Products Video: Vitamin E Deficiency

Horses eating dried forage in the winter months without access to green pasture may be deficient in Vitamin E. Kentucky Performance Products has produced a video to share the details.

Green grass is the greatest source of vitamin E.

Supplementation with vitamin E is most crucial during the winter when horses are fed diets almost exclusively composed of preserved forages.

Lack of vitamin E can result in:
• Sore, stiff muscles
• Poor immune system
• Neurological disorders

Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass.

In the winter, horses should be supplemented with a natural vitamin E supplement such as Elevate®.

The vitamin E content of dried forages such as hay is severely diminished.

Vitamin E levels in hay drop 70% within the first week of being cut.

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.

Elevate® Natural Vitamin E
Elevate was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses.

Elevate® W.S.
• Fast-acting when you need to raise levels quickly
• Is available through licensed veterinarians only

Elevate® Maintenance Powder
• Easy to use when longer term supplementation is needed
• Affordable: one 2-lb jar lasts up to 130 days

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