Resource Library - Minerals in the Diet

The mineral concentration in your horse’s diet is small in relation to other nutrients but don’t let that fool you — minerals are just as essential to health. They are involved in hundreds of important functions. Here are a few:

  • Acid-base balance
  • Bone and joint structure
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Energy metabolism
  • Antioxidant support
  • Red blood cell health
  • Hormonal functions
  • Pregnancy — uterine fluid and fetal growth
  • Muscle contraction
  • Nerve cell health

The materials below examine some key minerals that are often overlooked in the horse's everyday diet.

"Feed Your Horse Like A Horse" (starting at $57.95)

  • Dr. Getty's comprehensive reference offering you information on a vast variety of topics. Minerals are discussed throughout the book, and specifically in "Chapter 4 - Fundamentals of Minerals." 

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