Equistro Betamag Forte Liquid
Equistro Betamag Forte Liquid is for improved stress protection and willingness to perform. with an organic magnesium -zinc compound in liquid form with a high bioavailability level that acts as a calming agent for nervous and restless horses in an easy to use liquid form - no loading necessary - can be used short or long term.
The product's benefits include: Magnesium absorption takes place in the small intestine with only 10-60% of the magnesium being absorbed from feedstuff and 70% from mineral substances containing magnesium, (A horse weighing 500 kg stores about 125 mg of magnesium 75 g of this amount in the skeleton another 45 g in the heart muscles and liver/ the normal plasma / serum level in horses is 18-24 mg Mg/l or 0.75 - 1.0 mmol Mg/l (Meyer 1996)) , stress protective effect,growth coat quality and hoof hardness.
The recommended dietary magnesium supply for horses is 20 mg Mg/kg of body weight per day corresponding to a maintenance requirement of 10 g Mg/500 kg body weight; The following deviations in requirement levels should be kept in mind: light moderate heavy: 10.5 g / 11 g / 13 g / animal / day
Pregnancy 9th-11th month: 10.5 g / animal / day
Lactation 3rd month: 13 g / animal / day
Foals 3rd-6th / 7th-12th month: 5 g / 6 g / animal / day
Foals 13th-18th / 19th-24th month: 7.5 g / 8.5 g / animal / day
Foals 25th-36th month: 9 g / animal / day (modified Meyer 1996)
Magnesium supply in grazing mares and foals is usually sufficient at average grass contents levels of c. 2 g Mg/kg DS (Finkler-Schade et al. 1996).
In winter however due to changes in the quality of grass supplementation may be neccessary.
Zinc in horses The zinc requirement for horses of all ages is around 50 mg/kg feed DS.
This should not be used in food producing animals.
Our Christmas last ordering dates are:
- Monday 18th December for 2nd Class Post
- Wednesday 20th December for 1st Class Post & Courier
For orders over £29 postage is free. For orders under £29 we charge £2.99 for postage
For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail Second Class (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
To get it faster you can upgrade Light items to Royal Mail 1st Class or a Guaranteed Next Day Courier service, Saturday Courier or even before 12 noon services. There's a small fee, but if you're in a hurry they are worth considering. To qualify for next working day delivery, orders must be placed before 12 Noon Monday to Thursday. There is no standard Saturday courier delivery.
Heavy items weighing 2kg and more are sent via courier. If ordered before noon Monday to Thursday, Heavy items will be delivered next working day. Heavy items ordered after 12 Noon Friday, or anytime Saturday and Sunday will dispatched on Monday for a Tuesday delivery.
Please note that if you are purchasing a mix of Light and Heavy items at the same time, these will be sent separately. The Heavy items being sent by Courier, the Light items by Royal Mail Second Class.
All exceptions to these guidelines are noted in the product description.
For more information, view our Delivery page.