A nutritional mineral supplement with copper and zinc plus iodine to help support optimal hoof, coat, hair and immune system health. Formulated to provide the most commonly deficient minerals based on thousands of pasture and hay laboratory tests. Best Guess is a highly bioavailable mineral mix containing proven premium mineral sources.
The Best Guess mineral mix is ideal for horses where the intake is lacking copper and zinc or a very high iron (or manganese) intake is preventing uptake.
Copper: has a role in coat colour, iron metabolism, bone development and maintenance of elastic connective tissue.
Zinc: has a role in general growth and metabolism, required for normal bone and cartilage development, involved in maintaining the integrity of skin and mucous membranes, hair and hooves and in wound healing and has a role in maintaining a normal healthy coat.
Iodine: has a role in normal thyroid function and is a component of thyroid hormones which regulate metabolic processes including hair growth.
The small size Best Guess mineral mix will last 6 months on the standard feeding rate of 1 metric tablespoon for one horse (after mixing in 3 kg salt).
The recommendation to mix salt in with Best Guess is to make the feeding rate very easy to measure. Without salt added to the mix, the size of the feeding rate would be very small and challenging – 5.6 grams.
Since many horses are sodium or chloride deficient and the amount of salt added *per day* to the Best Guess mix is quite small, it is still recommended to supplement in addition 2 tablespoons of salt in one or split among a number of feeds per day, more in hot weather. Always start with a tiny amount and build up slowly to increase acceptance over time.
Best Guess mix is a nutritional supplement product for inclusion in horse’s feed. Product has no therapeutic effect and is designed to be administered in a feed for voluntary ingestion for horses.