Vitamin E is one of the most important anti-oxidants in the body. It is essential for proper functioning of the nervous system and performs functions in every cell of the body from the heart to the skin, muscles, liver, lungs, joints, etc. Horses cannot produce vitamin E themselves so their needs have to be met through the feed. A shortage of vitamin E can lead to impaired nerve conduction and in serious cases even to EMND (Equine motor neuron disease). Vitamine E stimulates cell renewal and promotes the healing process.
When is Vitamine E used?
- In horses with muscle problems or muscle injuries
- In horses with problems in the nervous system, poor conduction
- Young horses with sagging hindquarters and poor muscling.
- To support the nervous system and the muscles.