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post #1 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Supplementing iron safely

Apparently the fields locally are terribly low in iron? Meaning anaemia is not uncommon. Grass is VERY poor, the fields are 99% mud at the moment.
My boy gets just hay, TONS twice a day. Has access to a salt lick and a paddock likit.
So I was wondering if anyone knows of a supplement I can give to my pony which will just make sure he gets enough without risking giving him too much. I saw this, but not sure if it's suitable or not. If anyone has any experience with a situation like this I'd appreciate any advice.

IronAid by Global Herbs.
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"Iron-Aid is a highly effective formula designed for horses that need the best possible source of iron for haemoglobin and red blood cells. Stable ferrous iron is taken from a natural product found in rocks in mountainous regions. This organic mineral is given stability and the resultant product carefully standardised to provide an important new supplement.

Uses:
More energy.
Pale gums and eyes.
Lack of performance.
After problems with viruses/worms.
General health at 3 monthly intervals."
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 12:28 PM
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I've known a lot of people who use red cell Red Cell® - Horse Energy Supplements from SmartPak Equine
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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I've known a lot of people who use red cell Red Cell® - Horse Energy Supplements from SmartPak Equine
That's good, it comes in pellets too. Are their horses anaemic or is it just due to lack of iron in the grass or what?
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 01:31 PM
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Do you know for fact your soil is low in iron? If your hay is grown in your area, it will most likley reflect whatever mineral deficiencies or overages your soil has.

My area is really high in iron and that does reflect on my hay, which I have tested.

I would not arbitrarily add iron to the diet unless your area is suffering a severe deficiency.

Too much iron will deplete copper and zinc; both of which are needed for the immune system and to control insulin.

The high iron in our soil is partly what I like to blame the metabolic issues of two of my horses on. The less iron I can put in the feed pan, the happier I am

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 01:50 PM
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It's best that your vet determine any deficiency. As previously mentioned, too much of any vitamin or mineral changes how others are absorbed. Too much iron will take it's toll on all his organs.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-24-2012, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for opinions, just curious as a few horses at my yard have anaemia and my friends cob recently got diagnosed. Makes me a bit nervous.
Not sure where the hay comes from (I don't order it) but I don't think it's anywhere near where Harry is kept.
Sorry don't know more than I was told by my friend, she said that the vet said around here the soil was low in iron. I will double check with the vet (although he isn't a vet I would use) if he comes out again, definitely would check with a vet before I did anything anyway.
Thanks for the info, will leave it then and stop being such a worrier.
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