Ensuring your horse gets everything he needs to keep his body functioning is vitally important – and this is where vitamin and mineral supplements can really be of benefit to the diet. Many broad-spectrum supplements are designed to ensure that he receives the necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are required to keep each of his body systems functioning efficiently.
Vitamin and mineral supplements are useful to feed all year round and we’ve rounded up a selection below, but if you’re looking for something more specific supplements for horses, why not check out our guides to…
- joint supplements
- digestive supplements
- hoof supplements
- respiratory supplements
- hormonal supplements
- performance supplements
- veteran supplements
- skin and coat supplements
- supplements for horses on restricted grazing
If you compete with your horse then it is important you make sure any supplements you use do not contain any prohibited substances.
Vitamin and mineral supplements for horses: what are your options?
Here is a selection of the best vitamin and mineral supplements for horses that are currently available below in our alphabetical list, which includes the manufacturers’ descriptions of their products…
NB: Cost per day has been calculated using the maintenance measure for a 500kg horse in light work (where there was variation) and the RRP of the smallest available tub. Some products require you to feed a loading rate or more with a higher workload, which will increase the cost per daily measure, while buying a larger tub will likely decrease it – these costs per day are a guide only.
Audevard Bo Yea Sacc Ultra
Sizes: 600g, 1.2kg, 5kg, 10kg | RRP: £41.03 for 600g | Daily feeding rate: 20g | Cost per day: £1.37 |
Provides pre- and probiotics for balanced digestion. This unique formula contains Mycosorb A+® Equine, YEA SACC 1026, probiotic yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), which optimises nutrient intake, plus prebiotics (FOS = fructooligosaccharides), which help to boost the action of the yeast. This supplement contributes to better absorption and therefore digestive health and general wellbeing.
Sizes: 2kg, 5kg | RRP: £34.95 for 2kg | Daily measure: 100g | Cost per day: £1.75 |
This offers the benefits of more than eight different products in a single supplement. It provides a combination of comprehensive multivitamins, natural antioxidants, amino acids, hoof conditioner, blood tonic, B-complex vitamins, a digestive aid and muscle/bone tonic.
BettaLife PharmaPlast Ultimate Topline
Sizes: 750g, 1.5kg | RRP: £39.99 for 750g | Daily feeding rate: 25g | Cost per day: £1.33 |
This sugar-free and non-heating formula contains no artificial fillers or bulking agents. It supports muscle condition, coat health and topline for all horses in a variety of workloads.
Dodson & Horrell Daily Vitamins & Minerals
Sizes: 2kg | RRP: £15.50 | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £0.39 |
This low-intake pelleted supplement is formulated to provide your horse with a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals required in a balanced diet that isn’t usually provided by forage alone. It also contains natural antioxidants and is an ideal dietary addition for horses who hold weight well.
Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip supplement
Sizes: 1kg | RRP: £38 | Daily measure: 25g | Cost per day: £0.95 |
Rosehips play an important role in neutralising free radicals and are a great source of biotin, which is essential for strengthening horses’ hooves.
EquiFeast Essential Daily Care
Sizes: 500g | RRP: £19.50 | Daily feeding rate: 14g | Cost per day: £0.55 |
This sugar-free vitamin and mineral supplement is combined with amino acids, essential oils and biotin for hoof support.
Equilibrium Products SimplySunshine
Sizes: 1.5kg, 3kg | RRP: £19.95 for 1.5kg | Daily feeding rate: 30g | Cost per day: £0.40 |
A super-concentrated multi-vitamin with added beta carotene and live yeast probiotic to help support a balanced diet, promoting radiance and shine all year round.
Equine America Everyday Vits and Mins
Sizes: 1.5kg | RRP: £25.70 | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £0.67 |
Providing more than 25 key vitamins, minerals and trace elements, together with probiotics and prebiotics, this is a great option for horses on forage-based diets or low intakes of concentrate feed.
Equine Products Selenavite E
Sizes: 500g, 1.5kg, 4kg, 10kg | RRP: £9.95 for 500g | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £1 |
A comprehensive and effective all-round supplement, it provides 21 micronutrients, including trace elements, vitamins and amino acids. It is very high in vitamin E and is designed to be the ultimate feed balancer in supplement form. Also available as a liquid.
Sizes: 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg | RRP: £41.99 for 5kg | Daily feeding rate: 80g | Cost per day: £0.67 |
This complete multivitamin and mineral supplement supplies 25 essential vitamins and minerals with the addition of omega-3 and -6 for added shine to your horse’s coat. It also provides vitamin E and selenium, which are important antioxidants to support healthy muscle function.
Global Herbs GlobalVite
Sizes: 3kg, 6kg, 12kg | RRP: £30 for 3kg | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £0.50 |
Packed full of easy-to-absorb minerals that are necessary to support general bodily functions, maintain peak condition and immune system stability, this balancing supplement also helps to support healthy joints, skin and hooves.
Horse First KeepMeSound
Sizes: 1.5kg, 5kg | RRP: £28.80 for 1.5kg | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £0.96 |
This all-in-one supplement provides support for joints, hooves, coat, skin and assists the digestive system, giving all round help and support in one scoop.
Sizes: 1.5kg| RRP: £12.79 | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £0.43 |
This natural multivitamin supplement helps to maintain vitality and suppleness. It contains more than 100 trace minerals as well as vitamins A and D3.
NAF In The Pink Powder
Sizes: 700g, 1.4kg, 2.8kg, 10kg | RRP: £21.99 for 700g | Daily feeding rate: 24g | Cost per day: £0.75 |
This concentrated feed supplement contains live yeasts and probiotics, as well as vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that support health, vitality and performance.
Nettex VIP In The Balance
Sizes: 2kg | RRP: £45.13 | Daily feeding rate: 50g | Cost per day: £1.13 |
A concentrated balancer that supports optimal health and vitality, enabling your horse to perform to the best of his ability while maintaining condition. Contains no added sugar.
Sizes: 2kg | RRP: £31.99 | Daily measure: 40g | Cost per day: £0.64 |
This is a balanced composition of high-quality vitamins, minerals, trace elements and biotin to help your horse feel fit and healthy. It can be used when there is a lack of vitamins in forage and to help boost the immune system.
Sizes: 4kg, 9kg, 20kg | RRP: £34.50 | Daily feeding rate: 100g | Cost per day: £0.86 |
This caramel-flavoured broad-spectrum supplement contains many specialised supplements within it as well as antioxidants.
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