03-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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I have tried all different kinds of thing and have decided that Vitamin A is the most important and nothing else works unless you have sufficient amounts of Vitamin A in a horse's diet or supplements.
I have also tried to see if there is any different response to synthetic or natural Vitamin A and have found no difference. Vitamin A Palmatate works just as well as Beta Carotene or the Vitamin A contained in green grass and other forage.
In late winter and early spring, a deficiency in Vitamin A (caused by the A stored in the liver running out), will cause horses to get rain rot, lice, generally bad hair coats, runny eye, reduced breeding efficiency, failure to pass afterbirth and a myriad of other problems.