March 2017
Product Spotlight

Horizon Equine Supplement


Now is the time to look at your equine vitamin and mineral program. Minerals are inorganic nutrients needed in relatively small quantities by a horse. The essential major minerals are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, chloride, potassium and sulfur. The essential trace minerals are iron, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese, iodine and cobalt.

Trace mineral blocks do not contain sufficient mineral levels to benefit your animal. In horses, calcium helps maintain normal brain and nerve function, and aids in heart, skeletal muscle and intestinal contraction. Phosphorus helps regulate muscle and heart contraction, cell integrity and glucose use. A calcium-to-phosphorus ratio of less than 1:1 can have negative consequences on the skeleton.

Horizon Equine Supplement has a 2:1 calcium-to-phosphorous ratio for proper absorption. The trace minerals zinc, copper and manganese are chelated to ensure maximum absorption and performance. Benefits of this process are improved reproduction efficiency, enhanced immunity and unsurpassed hoof integrity. To further improve hoof health, we add biotin at 40 g/pound; so feeding 4 ounces per day provides 10 mg per animal.

You can provide Horizon Equine Supplement in a free-choice feeder or top dress your feed to ensure proper consumption levels. It comes in a 25-pound bag and is available at all Quality Co-op stores.

It’s time to start giving your horses a complete hoof and health supplement every day.


Calcium (Ca) (Min) 15.00%

Calcium (Ca) (Max) 17.00%

Phosphorus (P) (Min) 8.00%

Salt (NaCl) (Min) 14.00%

Salt (NaCl) (Max) 16.00%

Magnesium (Mg) (Min) 2.00%

Potassium (K) (Min) 1.00%

Cobalt (Co) (Min) 20 ppm

Copper (Cu) (Min) 1,200 ppm

Iodine (I) (Min) 100 ppm

Iron (Fe) (Min) 4,000 ppm

Manganese (Mg) (Min) 3,600 ppm

Selenium (Se) (Min) 26 ppm

Zinc (Zn) (Min) 3,600 ppm

Vitamin A (Min) 250,000 IU/lb

Vitamin D-3 (Min) 25,000 IU/lb

Vitamin E (Min) 200 IU/lb

Biotin (Min) 40 mg/lb


John Sims is a products specialist for AFC’s Feed, Farm & Home department. He can be contacted at 256-260-3433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..