Unique line of Horse Vitamin/Mineral Products and Specialized Feed Additives ::
Horses are used for recreational purposes, sport (e.g., racing, polo, and Olympic events), exhibition, breeding, ranch and farm work, and even therapy. Type of use, age, and physiological state affect the nutrient requirements of horses. Effective feeding management practices must consider many factors, including nutrient requirements, environmental conditions, and available feeds. Vitamins and Minerals play an important role in the nutrition of horses. While constituting only a minor part of the equine diet, these nutrients play a critical role in the health of horses. Minerals are involved in a number of functions in the body. The horse obtains most of the necessary minerals from forages and concentrates, but the mineral content of feeds may vary a lot with the type of soil, plant specie, etc. Vitamins are essential to normal metabolism and their lack in the diet causes deficiency diseases.
With this in mind, ISF developed a new line of vitamin, mineral premixes and supplements for horses. In addition, the ISF line of special feed additives can be combined with the ISF horse products whenever a special need arises, providing the ISF customer with a complete line of feeding options.
All products in this line, when fed at the recommended feeding rate, will supplement the base diet with the required quantities of the major minerals – Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Sodium and will provide all the trace minerals and vitamins needed for horse production. Herbs and Spices flavouring have been included in all ISF products with the name Herbageum to help improve palatability and intake.
Horse Specific: A good base supplement that provides the required vitamins and minerals to keep horses in good health. It also has the right amount of salt to be fed free choice. It’s modest feeding rate and its balanced composition makes it ideal for all year round fortification of low activity horses.
Dan Patch Horse Supreme: Having the same base of Horse Specific, Dan Patch Supreme is packed with special additives and B-vitamins for horses undergoing more intensive activities or subjected to stress situations. This mineral has no salt. Salt must be made available to provide 25 to 50 grams per day per horse.
These minerals can be combined with the ISF Specialty Products line to address specific situations. Here are some examples of the commonly used combinations.
Horse Specific + Yeastpro: Yeastpro is an excellent additive to the diet. Yeast improves fibre digestion and is a potential source of vitamins and/or growth factors. Yeastpro also supplies organic zinc that helps in the maintenance of healthy hooves and hair, and it also provides extra vitamins.
Horse Specific + Vitapac: Vitapac is an ideal supplement whenever we need to reinforce the diet with extra trace minerals, B- Vitamins and Vitamin A, D, E.
Horse Specific or Dan Patch Supreme + Biotin: Daily supplementation with biotin improves hoof wall integrity. Biotin is a B vitamin that stimulates keratin production in the hoof laminae and coronary band, strengthening and improving the periople, hoof wall, sole, frog and white line.
Horse Specific or Dan Patch Supreme + Thiamine: Thiamine is involved in carbohydrate metabolism and therefore energy metabolism. Levels of thiamine in normal diets may not be adequate for exercising horses. Thiamine is also important to keep a normal appetite.
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Testimonials for Dan Patch Supreme ::
Our horses are doing GREAT on the Dan Patch. We rate this product a 10 out of 10.
Heather Grant – Arakkas Acres – Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Unique line of Sheep and Goat Vitamin/Mineral Supplements and Specialized Feed Additives ::
Raising sheep and goats is a growing sector in animal production. Genetic improvement of these species has resulted in larger mature sizes, greater lamb or kid numbers, and higher milk production. Nutrition must follow this trend to higher production animals. ISF products for Sheep and Goats were designed having in mind this reality. They provide the animal with optimum levels of vitamins and minerals. In addition, the ISF line of special feed additives can be combined with the base products whenever a special need should arise, providing the ISF customer with a complete line of sheep and goat feeding options.
All products in this line, when fed at the recommended feeding rate, will supplement the base diet with the required quantities of the major minerals – Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Sodium – and will provide all the trace minerals and vitamins needed for sheep and goat production. Herbs and Spices flavouring has been included in all ISF products with the name Herbageum to help improve palatability and rumination.
ISF Sheep: ISF Sheep vitamin/mineral supplement is great for milking sheep. These animals have considerable needs of vitamins and minerals to help them maintain nutrient balances and a strong immune system. ISF Sheep supplement is formulated specifically for sheep taking into consideration their special needs such as low levels of copper in their diets. ISF Sheep supplement is also a very palatable mix, making it easier to supplement the diet either at the parlor or at the feedbunk. Its composition allows using it in all types of production phases (growing, dry, meat animals) just by changing the amount fed/head/day.
ISF Goat: ISF Goat vitamin/mineral supplement is great for milking goats. These animals have considerable needs of vitamins and minerals to help them maintain nutrient balances and a strong immune system. ISF Goat supplement is also a very palatable mix making it easier to supplement the diet either at the parlor or at the feedbunk. Its composition allows using it in all types of production phases (growing, dry, meat animals) just by changing the amount fed /head/day.
ISF Lamb Specific & ISF Kid Specific: These minerals are intended to be used in fattening lambs and kids. There is a growing interest in this type of production, and ISF Customers are now able to use specifically developed vitamin/mineral supplements for this purpose. They are designed to be used from weaning till market. Its mineral and vitamin composition is adequate to supplement the typical high grain diets fed to fattening animals and different combinations of forages.
ISF Lamb/Kid 100 Starter: ISF lamb/kid 100 starter is the ideal product to use in case you want to make your own creep feed on the farm. It’s combination of high quality ingredients including milk products, along with a package of additives like yeast and B-Vitamins make this product the perfect match for the ingredients you may have at the farm, like soybean meal and corn or mixed grain. To be fed while lambs/kids are still using mother’s milk or milk replacer.
These Vitamin/Mineral Supplements can be combined with the ISF Specialty Products line to address specific situations. Here are some examples of the commonly used combinations.
Sheep / Goat + Yeastpro: This combination is ideal for any stress situation: fresh sheep and goats, heat stress, high grain diets, high milk production. Adding Yeastpro to the already high nutrient base provided by the Sheep and Goat premix will provide Yeast, Organic Zinc, Niacin and extra Vitamins.
Sheep / Goat + Bufferpac: High milk production sheep and goats, especially after lambing/kidding have very high requirements for energy. Producers correct this by supplying more grain. Sheep and goats are very susceptible to acidosis due to this overload of grain. Bufferpac, with its combination of buffer substances will help to keep the rumen pH at its healthy levels.
Sheep / Goat + Superlac: High milk production sheep and goats, especially after lambing/kidding have very high requirements for energy. Superlac is an ideal supplement in this situation. Its combination of By-pass Fat, Yeast, Organic Zinc, Niacin and extra Vitamins will help to increase milk production and/or milk butterfat and/or body condition, without the adverse effects of feeding more grain.
Please click here to download the Sheep / Goats Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Brochure