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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Equivision Nutrimix vitamin/mineral supplement

Hi Dr. Getty-
Hope you are enjoying your spring in beautiful Colorado. I have a question regarding the supplement above. My latest Horse Journal liked this daily supplement and I am wondering your thoughts on this as well. Would it adequately supplement a horse with a diet of 2/3 bermuda grass hay, 1/3 #2 alfalfa hay, 2 lbs total orchard pellets and 2 oz flaxseed. The mature horse could stand to loose a few pounds. There website is One thing I like is their Nutrimix vit/min supplement comes either pellet form or powder.



Where are you from? California

How did you locate this forum? google

Re: Equivision Nutrimix vitamin/mineral supplement

Hi Shana,

I took a look at the Equimix and it contains B vitamins, which is favorable. However, it also contains iron, which most horses get plenty of from forage.

But, for a horse that is on forage, like yours, it is adequate as long as you add omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed (which you're doing with Nutra Flax) and additional vitamin E would be necessary. This supplement provides 234 IU per ounce. A horse requires at least 1000 IU per day. So, consider getting a pure Vitamin E supplement (one that doesn't contain selenium since this supplement already provides selenium) such as E5000 or SuPer E8000.

Thanks for writing!

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO