ß-carotene is not only a precursor for vitamin A but also is directly implicated in the biosynthesis of progesterone, a hormone central to sperm quality and viability of the stallion as well as all of the different reproductive stages of the broodmare. ß-carotene is involved in follicule maturation, heat cycle, conception and maintenance of pregnancy.ß-CAROTIN supplies on a daily basis (standard sized horse), 500 mg ß-carotene, 10,000 IU vitamin A, 250mg vitamin E as well as unsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3 particularly) which play a vital role in the fertility of mares and stallions.
ß-CAROTIN use is recommended when the pasture/roughage is less rich in ß-carotene, notably from January to May as well as during the stud season:
- Stallions : when the covering vigour and sperm quality are essential factors
- Broodmares: when the heat quality, viable pregnancies and colostrum quality are the advantages particularly required
Glucose, Fish oil 8%, Calcium carbonate.
Additives/kg : Vitamins and pro-vitamins: Vitamin A (E672) 200 000 UI, Beta-carotene (E 160a) 10 000 mg, Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) 10 000 mg. Composed of trace elements: Iron (as hydrated amino acid chelated) (E1) 1 700 mg.
Begin administration 2 months before the covering season and continue during the covering season (stallions) or for the duration of gestation (broodmares)
The recommended dose:
- For broodmare: 2 scoops (50 g) a day starting 60 days prior to breeding and throughout the pregnancy.
- For stallions: 25-50 g (1 to 2 scoops) a day according to the number of mares being covered/semen collection needs.
Β-Carotene should be added to the usual ration.
- Additional Information
SKU 74002 Tax Class 9% Brand Equistro Route of Administration Oral Active Ingredient Glucose, fish oil, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, Vitamin E, Iron Withdrawal period None Target Species Horses Units per outerbox 1