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VETS BONE & BIG HEAD BLOCK

Furneys Vets Bone and Big Head Block is a palatable, flavoursome blend of calcium sources, readily available to horses who may suffer from a disorder described as ‘big head’. Furneys Vets Bone & Big Head is a combination of chelates, proteinates and compounds that replace calcium that is not available from the subtropical grasses, readily available to the horses blood stream.

Does Your Horse Have Big Head? Symptoms can include swollen head, staggering gait, dull coat, shifting lameness, bunny-hop canter, twitching muscles in both legs and face. Big head is a calcium deficiency disease induced by a diet with a persistent lack in calcium, excess in phosphorus and/or imbalance to phosphorus ratio.

Horses can store calcium and phosphorous in their bones when grazing in normal pastures or when supplemented with grains or commercially prepared feeds. These pastures, grains and feeds provide calcium and phosphorous along with the nutrients required for the usual activities of a horse.

However, horses that graze in pastures dominated by subtropical species such as Kikuyu, Buffel, Pangola, Green Panic and Pigweed can suffer from a calcium inbalance. Horses require a ratio of 2:1 calcium to phosphorous in their diet. These studies revealed that subtropical grasses contain Oxalic Acid in the leaves and stems and when horses graze continuously, Oxalic poisoning can occur.

Ingredients
Salt, Lime, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Molasses, Corn, Magnesium Oxide, Agricure Horse Premix, MHA Calcium, Red Oxide and Flavouring.

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Feeding Guide

Furneys Vet Bone and Big Head should be fed in the paddock ad lib. It is recommended to work co-currently with the Vets Bone & Big Head Compound Bucket. Furneys Vet Bone and Big Head Block is not a cure. For a cure, it is recommended to seek professional assistance from your local equine veterinarian. For further advise on feeding rations please contact our Furneys nutrition team.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
DRY MATTER 97.8%
METHIONINE 0.1%
CALCIUM 10.7%
PHOSPHORUS 2.7%
CHLORIDE 31.6%
SODIUM 20.6%
MAGNESIUM 1.8%
CALCIUM CHELATED 910 mg/kg
COBALT 0.047 mg/kg
COBALT ORGANIC CHELATED 0.114 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.009 mg/kg
SELENIUM ORGANIC CHELATED 0.038 mg/kg
COPPER 1.895 mg/kg
COPPER ORGANIC CHELATED 7.581 mg/kg
IRON 451.1 mg/kg
IODINE ORGANIC CHELATED 0.287 mg/kg
MANGANESE 4.774 mg/kg
MANGANESE ORGANIC CHELATED 30.32 mg/kg
MOLYBDENUM ORGANIC CHELATED 0.076 mg/kg
ZINC 14.21 mg/kg
ZINC ORGANIC CHELATED 30.32 mg/kg

WARNING
This product is suitable for horses only and is not recommended for other animals. The above feeding rates are a guide only. Variances due to pasture quality, climate, workload and age of the animal will give different results. Please use the feeding table as a guide only and ensure feeding is introduced gradually to all animals, as unobserved diet changes can be detrimental to final results or the animals health. This product does NOT contain Urea. This product does not contain restricted animal material. Always ensure clean drinking water is available.

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