Science Supplements WellHorse Veteran

Science Supplements WellHorse Veteran

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  • 1.6kg £45.59


What is it?

Our WellHorse range for the Leisure, Performance and Veteran horse are comprehensive, professionally formulated, and the only vitamin and mineral balancers to meet the NRC (National Research Council) recommendations for vitamins and minerals.

The cornerstone of good nutrition is a balanced diet. A balanced diet is one that supplies all the essential nutrients that a horse needs every day, without net gain or loss. Ensuring an adequate supply of energy, protein, carbohydrates (including fibre) and lipids (oils and fats) is easier in horse diets than ensuring enough vitamins and minerals.

Grass and preserved forages such as hay are always short of some essential vitamin and minerals.

Feed Balancer? Forage Balancer? Vitamin & Mineral Supplement? Are they the same?

Yes! Basically, a different name for the same thing.

Vitamin and mineral supplements are one of the most underused and most misunderstood supplement. They should be on the shelf of every tack room! You can’t always see the different straight away, but the horse’s body will feel the difference and long term health will suffer without enough.

Vitamins and minerals are classed as essential micronutrients, since they are required in smaller amounts than carbohydrates or protein (the macronutrients). They are essential because deficiencies cause disturbed body function and eventually disease. Vitamins have a variety of functions in the body and vitamin activity can be found in a variety of related substances.

Vitamins are not a health boost, tonic, or detox; they are essential for basic good health. Minerals are inorganic elements that have a wide range of functions in the body, from giving hardness to bones and teeth, balancing body fluid, components of enzymes and basic cellular activity. Essential minerals make up about 4% of the horse’s bodyweight. Due to the way they are absorbed, they interact in complex ways and their ratios in the diet are as important as the actual intake. Essential macrominerals (required in grams daily) include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulphur, and the electrolytes potassium, sodium and chlorine. Essential microminerals (required in milligrams daily) include zinc, copper, iron, selenium, iodine, manganese, and cobalt.

The safest and most useful way to supplement essential micronutrients is with a well-formulated multi-vitamin and mineral supplement.

What’s in it?

We have three variants (Leisure, Performance and Veteran).

This is because the nutritional needs differ for the:

  • Leisure Horse (low exercise, small amounts of hard feed)
  • Performance Horse (Medium to hard work, hard feed)
  • Veteran Horse (15 years old and above)

Ingredients & Feeding Guide

Level 25ml (18g) scoops per day

  • Pony - approximately 250kg | 1 1/2 Scoops/li>
  • Horse - approximately 500kg | 3 Scoops
  • Large Horse - over 750kg | 4 1/2 Scoops

Mix thoroughly with feed and split between meals where possible.

Avoid feeding other supplements containing selenium.

Do not exceed the recommended intake.

One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.

Active Ingredients: Per 54g (3 level scoops) Vitamin A 30,000IU; Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 30mg; Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 30mg; Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 50mg; Vitamin B5 (Pantothenate) 30mg; Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 20mg; Vitamin B12 250ug; Vitamin C 3000IU; Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 3300IU; Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3000mg; Vitamin K 10mg; Folic acid 20mg; Biotin 30mg; Choline 750mg; Selenium 1.25mg; Iodine 3.5mg; Manganese 400mg; Zinc 400mg; Copper 100mg; Magnesium 87mg; Calcium 7.6g; Glucosamine HCl 5000mg; Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) 6000mg; Saccharomyces cerevisiae 9 x 1010cfu; MOS & betaglucans 5000mg.

Analytical Constituents: Crude Protein 9%, Crude Oils and fats 3%, Crude Fibre 10%, Crude Ash 11%, Moisture 8%.

Composition: Retinyl acetate, cholecalciferol, a-tocopherol, vitamin K, folic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (B2), vitamin B12, thiamine (B1 nitrate), pyridoxine (B6 HCl), biotin, ascorbyl mono phosphate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate anhydrous, manganese oxide, zinc oxide, copper sulphate, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, magnesium phosphate, yeast, methyl sulphonyl methane, glucosamine hydrochloride, alfalfa meal.

Additives (per kg of finished product): Vit A E672 (526KIU/kg); Vit D3 E671 (58KIU/kg); Sodium selenite E8 4.4% (1.09g/kg); Calcium iodate anhydrous E2 (0.10g/kg); Zinc oxide E6 (9.7g/kg); Cupric sulphate pentahydrate E4 (7.0g/kg); Manganese oxide (1.1%); Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 1.6 x 1012cfu; EC permitted flavour.

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Reviews (8)

Summary of Reviews for Science Supplements WellHorse Veteran

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
8 out of 8 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (7 reviews)
4 stars (1 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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45 Initial opinion is positive
Verified Purchase

By on 11 April 2023

I brought this product as it contains no iron which is abundant in my horses diet. He is is a fussy horse with food but he’s eaten this no problem. He hasn’t been on it long enough to know if it’s had an effect.

Customer recommends this product

55 Veteran supplements
Verified Purchase

By on 15 August 2022

Since having this recommended to me I will never look back. My pony is looking his best has stopped itching and generally seems better in himself.

Customer recommends this product

55 Good Balancer
Verified Purchase

By on 29 May 2022

My horse (WB) has been on WellHorse Leisure for nearly two years and looks great, but is nearly 16 so we have changed to veteran. He still looks great and his droppings are firmer. He is only fed fibre so a good balancer is essential.

Customer recommends this product

55 Just the job
Verified Purchase

By on 6 October 2020

Having seen many reviews of equine balancers and crunched through the detail of the actual content of many of them I decided to opt for this Science Supplements product. The devil is in the detail and this product has the best actual content of the ones I checked out. Science Supplements gives a great deal of detail about content compared to a lot of manufacturers and I really had to press some to send me the detail and got nothing from others! Wondered what they were hiding?
My fussy mare certainly seems to like it and is looking extremely well on it. She's only on a bit of beet and chaff for hard feed so I wanted her to have a supplement that would ensure she was getting the right vitamins and minerals.

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1 person found this review helpful

55 So far so good!
Verified Purchase

By on 21 June 2020

I bought this as an alternative to making my own mix as I've been doing for a good few years. The vitamin and mineral profile looked pretty good. First test passed (she's eating it) and a couple of weeks in she still looks bright and happy, so about to order another tub.

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