For performance, breeding, growing or aged horses grazing high oxalate grasses.

What is TropiCAL PRO Blend?
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Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL Pro is a multi-vitamin and mineral blend rich in calcium to correct calcium to oxalate ratios in the diets of hard-working, breeding and growing horses grazing high oxalate pastures.

It contains a blend of chelated organic as well as inorganic minerals with added salt, biotin, and natural Vitamin E.

Equine Vit&Min is unique in its ability to balance the mineral profile across the whole diet.

Directions for Use

Mix daily serve of EVM TropiCAL Pro Blend into horse’s slightly dampened feed. Unlike other Equine Vit&Min blends, TropiCAL Pro includes a daily serve of salt which allows the product to be used as a loose lick since horses’ appetites for salt matches their actual requirement. Ideally, the product is best served daily, but when management conditions only facilitate free choice minerals, TropiCAL Pro can be made available free choice in a free-draining container kept under shelter.

When grazing 100% High Oxalate Pasture, no hay fed:
Miniature: 75g/day
Pony: 100g/day
Galloway: 150g/day
Horse: 175g/day
Reduce by 20% for every 2kg Lucerne hay fed.

When grazing 50% high oxalate pasture, no hay fed:
Miniature: 50g/day
Pony: 75g/day
Galloway: 125g/day
Horse: 150g/day
Reduce by 30% for every 2kg Lucerne hay fed.

If using a fortified feed such as pellets or muesli mix, reduce the rate of Equine Vit&Min. Do not feed more Equine Vit&Min unless advised by a veterinarian or nutritionist. Always provide fresh, clean water. Dosage can be halved and fed twice daily. Scoop included in pack holds 100g.

Who is TropiCAL PRO Blend recommended for?
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL PRO Blend fit into a best practice feeding program?

The Equine Vit&Min feeding system tops up and balances the diet of horses grazing high oxalate pasture. It inputs the minerals lacking independently of protein and energy (calories). This means you can rest assured your horses are getting all their mineral needs (including adequate calcium to balance the ratio with oxalates) even when you don’t need to feed large quantities of fortified hard feeds.

Can Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL PRO Blend be fed free choice?

Although we recommend feeding a controlled daily serve of minerals, the salt levels in TropiCAL PRO blend do allow it to function as a loose lick. Salt is the only mineral where horses appetite for it actually matches the requirements so when minerals are blended in the correct ratios, horses desire for salt (and ability to stop when they’ve had enough) keeps daily mineral intake within acceptable limits.

Does Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL PRO contain chelated minerals?

TropiCAL PRO contains a blend of organically chelated calcium, zinc, copper and selenium along with inorganic minerals. Since organic chelates and proteinates bypass the body’s “feedback loops” for mineral absorption, scientists recommend that organic minerals should be limited to less than 30% of the total mineral content of the additive to avoid the risk of toxicity. In other words, because the minerals are being snuck in the ‘back door’ in disguise as proteins when in chelated form, the body’s normal ability to monitor how much to let in is compromised.

Why doesn’t EVM include amino acids?

Simply because most horses don’t need them, and we don’t think you should pay for ingredients you don’t need. Most adult horses get all the protein they need, including the most limiting amino acids lysine, methionine and threonine, from their roughage and energy sources. Breeding and growing horses have higher protein requirements which can be easily met through the addition of a quality protein feed source such as lucerne or full fat soybean meal.

When should I switch back to Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL Blend?

Hard working, stressed or hay-fed horses benefit from the support of additional vitamins and probiotics in TropiCAL PRO. However, non-breeding, mature horses at rest or in light work grazing green tropical grasses will usually have all their nutrient requirements met from supplementation with Equine Vit&Min TropiCAL Blend.

Will EVM make my horse silly?

Equine Vit&Min does not add any energy or calories to the horse’s diet. However, it might make a horse feel better and its body may use the calories it eats more efficiently as its body functions become optimised. This is called feed use efficiency, which can mean a horse needs less caloric intake each day to perform the same work (and that can mean a smaller feed bill). It’s a bit like a car’s engine doing more kilometres per litre when fuelled with a higher quality fuel that allows the engine to perform more efficiently.

Vitamin and Mineral Analysis (per 150g serve)

Calcium: 25.7g
Phosphorous: 3.2g
Magnesium: 10.5g
Salt: 42g
Copper: 220mg
Zinc: 638mg
Manganese: 270mg
Cobalt: 0.8mg
Chromium: 2.7mg
Iodine: 3.6mg
Selenium: 1.1mg
Vitamin A: 20,250IU
Vitamin D: 2,700IU

Avail Vitamin E: 648mg
Vitamin K: 2.7mg
B group Vitamins:
B1: 37.8mg
B2: 25.9mg
B3: 54.0mg
B5: 64.8mg
B6: 8.1mg
B12: 0.041mg
Folate: 13.5mg
Biotin: 13.5mg
Probiotics: Recommended daily serve of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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