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.
We offer a range of delivery options:
Our standard delivery is free by Royal Mail 2nd Class (for lightweight items up to 2kg) - there are some exceptions and you can see these on our delivery page. These include refridgerated items, controlled prescription medication, heavy food items 2kg+ and aerosols which have to be sent via our Courier service.
We also offer delivery by Royal Mail 1st Class or via Next Working Day Courier for a small fee (for items in stock ordered before 12pm Monday to Thursday). Where available orders can be upgraded to Next Working Day pre-12pm or Saturday Delivery. Standard courier orders placed before 12pm on Fridays will be delivered the following Monday.
Orders under £20 have a £2.50 handling fee automatically added.
Food deliveries weighing 2kg and over ordered before 12pm (Monday to Thursday) will be delivered next working day by courier - Monday to Friday - excludes Saturday delivery. Orders placed on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be delivered on a Tuesday. Orders weighing over 6kg are sent free.*
*Please note that any other items ordered with food will be sent separately via Royal Mail 2nd Class by default. If you require non-food items on a faster service we offer the option to upgrade to Royal Mail 1st Class or Courier delivery of non-food items for an additional charge.
For more information, view our delivery page.