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Olsson’s Green Caviar Lick Block for Horses
$15.00 – $69.95
Olsson’s Green Caviar Lick Block for Horses is a chelated calcium, hemp & vitamin D supplement to combat areas of low calcium availability. The hemp component supports bone and joint health and coat luster and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp meal is a “cool protein” source, which is known to have a calming effect on animals. This is linked to the essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 present within hemp. In addition to these natural oils within the hemp meal, Olsson’s have added hemp oil to fortify the Omega 3, 6 and 9 values into optimum rations for equine consumption.
Omega 3, 6 and 9 are know to assist coat, joint and hoof health, as well as being known carriers for fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, supplying the essential fatty acids (EFAs) linolenic (Omega-6) and alpha-linolenic (Omega-3) acid that cannot be synthesized. Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to control the inflammatory response. The omega-6 fatty acid within hemp is gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and is known to assist in reducing inflammation associated with joint aging and or soreness. Hemp oil is excellent for this particular purpose as it is high in GLA.
Furthermore, omega 3, 6 and 9 have been identified to assist in reproduction, exercise recovery, allergy and immune conditions, respiratory diseases, endocrine and neurological conditions.
Calcium & Minerals
Calcium deficiency (Bighead) and osteoporosis are constant issues for horse grazing pastures high in oxalates, which are known calcium binders. Pastures such as buffel, setaria, kikuya and some varieties of panic are common culprits. The addition of “Chelated Calcium” and calcium mobilisers like Vitamin D are required to replenish the animals reserves of calcium. As well as horses grazing pastures high on oxalates, horses in late pregnancy and weaning are extremely susceptible to calcium deficiency.
Clinical signs of calcium deficiency
With the addition of methionine, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D, Green Caviar supports the calcium phosphorus balance to counter the calcium binding function of oxalic acid. This combination has been formulated to address calcium binding oxalates. (Calcium oxalate crystals which are non-soluble and unable to be absorbed by horses) resulting in calcium deficiency. A specially formulated source of methionine that is bioavailable protein, calcium and energy source is used, making it readily absorbable into the blood supply of the animal.
Green Caviar also contains an array of chelated minerals to support enzyme system, bone metabolism, nerve conductivity, haemoglobin formation, formation and maturation of cartilage, vitamin production, reproductive health and gut function. Minerals also assist the horse to metabolise protein and energy efficiently.
Directions for use:
Feed ad-lib and maintain availability if on pastures with high levels of oxalates. Green Caviar can also be used year round to meet the nutritional requirements for horses.
Available in 2kg or 20kg blocks
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