Coat Colour ChangesCoat Colour Changes

I thought you might be interested to see the difference ProvideIt products have made in my horses coat colour.
Before I started him on these minerals his coat was a yellowy bay - see photo on left. The photo on the right is taken recently, his coat has gone from yukky yellow to brilliant brown...
He is more scared of horses than concrete mixers and traffic!  Identity crisis - he does not think he's a horse LOL:-D
But as for cool persona at shows, he is just wonderful. 
Now eats and drinks and pees at the float. What more could I ask for.

 Touch wood, can hardly remember the last time I had a bad hair day at a competition.

Cheers
Vicky H

 

Jacki's Horse

I've had great success with Alleviate with 2 horses....my dressage mare who was unrideable at one comp thru separation anxiety and hormones....after using Alleviate, she went to the same venue , was so settled and won with over 72%, went the best she's ever gone. ( Unfortunately she tore a tendon soon after this BUT is about to have shoes on again after 2 years in the paddock).

The second horse, a 4yo belligerent gelding, spooky and macho.....he is totally different on Alleviate, he is settled, more accepting, not so reactive, and, dare I say, pleasant ! Both are now also on Supreme, XtraCal and a more natural diet and just look fantastic. No more skin problems with either too.....
Thanks Jenny and Vicky .

Jacki Reed

Just look at the difference in Jacki's horse Laddie -

Laddie before diet change
Before getting 'with the ProvideIt program'

Laddie after
Laddie after diet changes

 

Mineral Deficiencies...

Chronic excess iron leads to deficiencies in zinc and copper, leading to skin problems, tendon and ligament weaknesses, faulty production of joint cartilage and foot problems including laminitis. Excess iron also can cause anemia by creating a copper deficiency.
Blood screenings show that horses with allergies often have a lack of copper.
http://www.horsebackridingworldwide.com/horses-with-copper-deficiency
The first noticeable sign of deficiency in copper is usually a dull faded coat, he may also be more sluggish than normal.
Hooves tend to lose shoes and split causing danger of contracting white line disease. The cracks in the hoof will allow entry into the hoof by opportunistic anaerobic bacteria. Once established the bacteria will literally "eat" their way up the inner hoof wall. It's common to resect (remove) the outer hoof wall to expose the bacteria to air and stop the process, but this is not the answer.

The answer is to stop the problem at the source....stop the hoof wall separation through proper mineral supplementation. Horses with copper and zinc deficiency will also tend to have problems with thrush. The reason for this is because the frog tissue is not healthy. It's weak and soft which allows bacteria and fungus to enter and feast on flesh.


A Bit About Copper...

"Copper is essential for the formation of the connective tissues. Since many minerals can compete with each other for absorption, it's very important to have mineral present in the correct amounts, ratios, and balance.Commonly suggested ratios of Cu:Zn:Mn are from 1:3:3 TO 1:5:5.

A horse may have adequate iron levels but be unable to use them properly due to lack of adequate copper in the diet.

Iron can't be properly utilized and incorportated into red cells with copper deficiency.

Excess iron is toxic. Skip high-iron supplements unless blood tests of iron status prove you need it."

~ Dr. Eleanor Kellon
https://sites.google.com/site/hoofmasters/home/copper-zinc-deficiency