• Lysine is an essential amino acid - it must be present in the diet, it cannot be synthesized in the horse's body. Lysine deficiency may cause poor quality hooves and coat, delayed wound healing and poor tolerance to the stress of exercise with little ability to build muscle, poor red blood count and decreased fertility.
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      A lactating mare's lysine requirements are extremely high, up to three times maintenance levels in the first month of milk production.
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      Digestion of many nutrients decreases with age, and protein is no exception. To assist the older animal, up to 10g of lysine can be given per day.
    • The amount of lysine to supplement depends on weight, exercise level and life stage of the horse or pony. For full details please download this full guide.
    •  lysine testimonial "I bought a 2yo warmblood in Dec 2013. She had a really short nose bridge which kept her in a cob halter, but thanks to putting her on 10g lysine/day she grew & grew - not just upwaards but Rosie has produced a better length of nose. I am so happy!!! Thank you!!!", Donna, QLD
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      Nutrition for the nursing mare

      With a foal on the ground to look after, a nursing mare's nutritional requirements are at an all time high. The tranquil picture of mother and baby together in the paddock can obscure the demands of motherhood. > read more


      Feeding the foal

      The nutrition a foal receives in its first 18 months of life help set the foundations for healthy musculoskeletal development and future athletic potential, or can lead to developmental disorders that can plague the horse for the rest of its life. > read more

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      Feeding the older horse

      If you are looking after an aged horse (20 years+) then his dietary needs are going to change as he gets older. Here are some elements to consider when planning the diet for your senior, to help keep him healthy and happy during his ‘Golden Years’. > read more