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Equi-Phos

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Equi-Phos provides palatable, low-sugar Phosphorus supplementation for energy production and bone support.  Calcium to Phosphorus ratios are very important: horses should receive slightly more Calcium than Phosphorus—a ratio for adults between 6:1 to 2:1 and growing horses between 2:1 to 1:1.

 

Feed at the rate of 1-3 oz. daily when additional dietary phosphorus is required.

1 scoop = 1 oz. (included).  20 lb. pail = 53-160 day supply

Phosphorus is a mineral with a wide variety of functions in the equine body.  Both the total amount and the ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus are important, and imbalances are very common. 

Dietary needs for Phosphorus are very well established and supplementation should be done before there are symptoms, which are largely irreversible.  Early symptoms may show as poor weight gain, lethargy, weakness, poor milk production, and joint discomfort.

Many common hays require from 5 to even 10 grams of Phosphorus supplementation per day.  This can be determined by nutritional analysis of hay or forage, or based on average area analyses.

Unfortunately, Phosphorus is not a very palatable mineral.  To overcome this difficulty, Equi-Phos is formulated with an appealing base, but without a high sugar content. 

  • - Phosphorus, in combination with Calcium as a compound called Hydroxyapatite, gives bone  its strength.  While most of the body's Phosphorus is tied up in bone, free Phosphorus serves  important functions in each and every cell of the body.
  • - Phosphorus as Phosphate combines with fats to form Phospholipids, which are the major  constituent of the membranes surrounding cells. All energy storage in cells is in the form of  Phosphate bonds in Creatine Phosphate (muscle only) and ATP (all cells).
  • - Phosphorus is also an important regulator. By a process called phosphorylation, Phosphate  molecules attach to sites on enzymes, cell-signaling molecules and hormones to activate them.

Phosphorus is contained in the molecules that make up DNA and RNA, is involved in the buffering of acidity within cells, and as the compound 2,3-DPG, facilitates delivery of oxygen bound hemoglobin to the cells.

Guaranteed Analysis per 1 oz. (1 scoop):
Phosphorus..............................19% Min
1 oz. supplies approximately 5.4 gm of phosphorus
Salt......................................... 5.5% Max
Salt......................................... 4.5% Min
Calcium.................................. 0.2% Max
Calcium................................. 0.08% Min

Ingredients:
Mono-Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Corn Distillers Grains with Solubles, Vegetable Oil, Natural & Artificial Flavors.

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