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Bethany Puzio and Gunner,owned by RebeccaHamilton-Fletcher, winning aPony Club WHP Championship


Photograph by Photographic Memories UK


FEEDING FOR ASHINY COAT


Anaturally richandshinycoatdoesn’t comeinabottle,itisasaresult of goodhealth. Most horseowners arefamiliar with feeding oilsand protein to enhancetheir horses’coats, these products aren’t alwayssuitable particularly forhorses thatdon’tneed the extracalories.Inthis articlewe aregoing to talk about the minerals andvitamins thatplayapartinthe horse’s coat, these include Zinc,Copper, Iodine&Vitamin A. Zinc is important formaintaininganormal healthycoat andintegrityofhair,ZincandVitamin A(Retinol) areinvolvedin maintaining the integrityofskin. Copper is required formelanin synthesis,thismeansit is needed to producethecolour in the horse’s coat, inadequate copper


would result inawashed out or faded coat. Iodine is requiredfornormal thyroid functionandisacomponent of thyroid hormoneswhich regulate metabolic processes including hair growth. Always keep inmindthat therearemanycomplexinteractions in the horse’sbodybetweendifferent minerals -excessesanddeficiencies canbeeasily caused by supplementing withsomemineralsandnot others. This iswhyitisimportanttouse a multimineral supplementlike LexveT MineralMixorLexveTB1CoolMix, that address the correctlevels of minerals requiredby thebody.Veryrarely is just onemineral deficientinadiet.Different organsandtissues in thebodyuse manyminerals fornormal function.


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Forthe ultimate shinycoat, tryMollichaff ShowShine -a high-oil,high fibrechaff flavoured with cherry foradelicious tasteand smell.Alternatively,tryMollichaff Condition –a completeconditioning,high oil,high fibre, lowstarch feed containing Yea-sacc® and aprebiotic to help maintain a healthydigestivesystem.


s BEFORE


Prior to being supplemented with the multimineral vitamin supplement(LexveT).


AFTER


4weeks afterthe commencement of multimineral vitamin supplement(LexveT)inhis diet. Noother dietary,managementor grooming changesweremade.


CHN’S TOP TIPS FOR HIGH SHINE FEEDING


• Address mineral requirements.For best results get agrass and haymineral analysis done to check fordeficiencies. • Feeds high in oil such as ground flaxseed (linseed), soya,coprameal and stabilised rice bran can all improvethe coat. • Feed the best qualityhay and roughage youcan afford •Agood probiotic will ensureyour horse gets the best fromhis feed •Maintain aregular tooth careand worming programme


MOLLICHAFF –FOR ULTIMATE SHINE AND CONDITION


■If youwould likefurther information or feeding advice, please visitwww.horsehage.co.uk or call theHorseHage Helpline on 01803 527257 .


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