For a horse to be thrive and not just survive, it needs a sufficient amount of trace minerals and others, in their diet. Usually a number if these are lacking in most equine diets. As horses are designed to eat forage (should be their main food source), it makes sense to supplement what is missing. Patrice Sager (PHCP member/mentor) in collaboration with highly qualified professional nutritionists who work in the international animal feed and supplement industry, came up with "KIS Trace" which has proved to be very effective in supporting horse health.
Not all trace minerals perform in the same manner. In order for trace minerals to be of use to an animal, they must possess the following attributes: solubility, stability, absorbability, and be metabolically available.
If a trace mineral fails to meet any of these criteria, it will offer significantly less benefit to the animal and may not improve animal performance.
I feed "KIS Trace" to my herd, and have been recommending it to my clients for a couple of years now. Those who do feed it as recommended, as part of a holistic approach to horse care, have better rehabilitative results, in terms of hoof strength and structure, than can be achieved by trimming alone." KIS Trace" is not a "magic bullet" but often trace mineral deficiency is the "missing link" and here it can definitely make a difference.
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