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VETS BONE & BIG HEAD COMPOUND

Furneys Vets Bone & Big Head Compound is a palatable, flavoursome blend of calcium sources readily available to the horse’s blood stream. It is a combination of chelates, proteinates and compounds that replace the calcium that is not available from subtropical grasses such as Kikuyu, Setaria, Buffel, Pangola, Green Panic & Pigweed.

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
MHA Calcium, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, Flavour, Red Oxide, Desiccant Free Flow Agent and Horse Organic Premix.

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Feeding Guide

Furneys Vets Bone & Big Head Compound is to be fed to weanlings, yearlings and ponies on improved pastures at 25g per day, when the horse is at risk this should be increased to 50g per day. For pregnant or lactating mares and mature horses on improved pastures, they should be fed at 50g per day. When the horse is at risk this should be increased to 100g per day.

Daily Intake

ANIMAL TYPE ON IMPROVED PASTURES AT RISK HORSES
Weanling, Yearlings & Ponies 25g/day 50g/day
Pregnant or Lactating Mares & Mature Horses 50g/day 100g/day

Vets Bone & Big Head Compound is not a cure. For a cure it is recommended to seek professional assistance from your local Equine Veterinarian.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION
DRY MATTER 99.45%
METHIONINE 0.7%
CALCIUM 25.7%
PHOSPHORUS 5.8%
CHLORIDE 6.4%
POTASSIUM 0.1%
SODIUM 4.2%
MAGNESIUM 4.1%
CALCIUM CHELATED 1010 mg/kg
COBALT 0.053 mg/kg
COBALT ORGANIC CHELATED 0.189 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.011 mg/kg
SELENIUM ORGANIC CHELATED 0.063 mg/kg
COPPER 2.105 mg/kg
COPPER ORGANIC CHELATED 12.63 mg/kg
IRON 534.6 mg/kg
IODINE ORGANIC CHELATED 0.425 mg/kg
MANGANESE 5.262 mg/kg
MANGANESE ORGANIC CHELATED 50.51 mg/kg
MOLYBDENUM ORGANIC CHELATED 0.126 mg/kg
ZINC 15.79 mg/kg
ZINC ORGANIC CHELATED 50.51 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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