Balanced Equine ‘Equine Amino’ is a quality blend of essential amino acids based on Dr Eleanor Kellon’s VMD recommendations.
An essential amino acid is one which has to come from the intake, as the other type, non-essential amino acids can be manufactured by the horse. This blend includes three of the essential amino acids that are considered to be the most likely deficient in a horse’s intake and can make a difference with topline and muscle building, and hoof quality: lysine, methionine and threonine.
I chose not to make a product that contains minerals AND amino acids as not all horses need additional supplementation and the products that are a combination of both either have poor levels of minerals or too low levels of amino acids (or both). If your horse is on a high quality protein intake (pasture improved grasses, actively growing for example) it’s far less likely you need additional amino acids. Protein/amino acids are the most expensive nutrient to supplement.
Dr Kellon recommends:
10 – 20 g lysine
5 – 10 g methionine
2 – 4 g threonine
36 g Equine Amino will provide the full combinations of these amino acids; 20 g lysine, 10 g methionine and 4 g threonine.
18 g will provide the lower level of amino acids; 10 g lysine, 5 g methionine and 2 g threonine.
1 level metric tablespoon (20 ml volume) contains ~11 g Equine Amino.
How much to supplement your horse is not per se based on bodyweight or workload but how much your horse is deficient in quality protein, however the higher the bodweight or workload, the higher the requirements. If your horse is less than 450 kg, the lower feeding rate may be sufficient.
Equine Amino comes in two sizes: net weight of 1 kg and 2 kg.
Equine Amino 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.
Horse consumption only.