Thiamine Vitamin B1 500GM
When a horse is on a high carbohydrate and/or low fibre diet, or stressed by – travel – performance pressure – change of environment – or by illness. Signs of low Thiamine can be distracted, spooky behaviour, edgy and difficult manner.
Thiamine is required in higher amounts when carbohydrates are the main source of energy, for example racehorses and high-performance horses, plus often these horses are not on full time quality pasture. Spookiness and nervous type energy is often blamed on carbohydrate intake, (but in fact carbohydrates just create energy) but more often it is the lowered thiamine levels.
Supplementing can bring the levels up to normal and help to calm the horse. It can be given when needed, for example days prior to travel and competitions etc, but also on a regular daily basis if pasture is not of the best standard. For a particular intensive situation, the dose can be doubled. As the physical size of the dose of a vitamin is not practical to measure, it is mixed with a carrier called maltodextrin so a useful scoop can be used. It also makes the product more palatable to a horse.
Recommended Daily Dose:
Average Horse 500Kg – 15gm – one level scoop
Average Pony 14HH – 7-8gm – half scoop
The product is soluble so can be dissolved in water for easy administration.
Reseal the pouch after use to keep contents dry as the product will pick up moisture. Store in cool dry conditions.
Available sizes: 500gm, 1kg and 2.5kg pouches.