COPPER & ZINC BLEND
COPPER & ZINC BLEND

COPPER & ZINC BLEND

Copper and zinc trace mineral supplement

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Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast), Copper Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS PER 6g

Copper (Min) 33,300ppm (200mg)
Zinc (Min) 91,600ppm (550mg)

Feed 1/2 tablespoon (approximately 6g) per day. This dose can be doubled if needed.

Mighty Minerals: Copper & Zinc

The amount of trace minerals a horse needs to consume is so minimal it’s hard to imagine they have any effect over such a large animal.  Yet deficiencies in two trace minerals; copper and zinc, can be very noticeable.

Deficiencies can result in:

  • Decreased immune system
  • Poor hoof health
  • Thrush
  • Skin infections
  • Scratches
  • Dull, dry and fading coat
  • Poor wound healing
  • Developmental issues with connective tissue
  • Poor stress tolerance

The major site of copper absorption is the small intestine.  Zinc is mostly absorbed in the small intestine, but also along the entire gut.  Excess amounts of iron or manganese will compete with copper and zinc for absorption, creating secondary deficiencies. On average, forage provides five times a horse's daily requirement of iron, but copper and zinc fall short**.  However mighty copper and zinc are, they have to put up a big fight against other minerals for absorption, and it’s not a fair fight when iron and manganese have a much larger army!

According to the NRC 2007, the average 1,100lb horse at maintenance requires 100mg of copper and 400mg of zinc per day.  These numbers are based on minimum and not for optimum intake.  Horses tolerate high levels of these minerals extremely well. Upper safe levels of copper is 2,500mg (1,100lb horse), and zinc is 5,000mg (1,100lb horse). Some scientists state an even higher amount.

In order to wave the white flag during the “War of Absorption” between trace minerals, copper and zinc should be added to the diet.

**Averages obtained through Dairy One

3 horses

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Stephanny Preston
a staple supplement in my feed room

I always keep this paper bag in my supplement shelf! I have a bay and a black mare. My black mare bleaches so easily here in the Midwest where we have iron-high well water. I started both her and my bay mare on this supplement about 2-years ago and never looked back. They both are shiny like pennies, and my black mare has stayed much darker than she did prior to this supplement. She is a picky eater but mixing it with some soaked timothy pellets, she eats it right up. I highly recommend this supplement to anyone's graining regiment.

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Stephanny Preston
a staple supplement in my feed room

I always keep this paper bag in my supplement shelf! I have a bay and a black mare. My black mare bleaches so easily here in the Midwest where we have iron-high well water. I started both her and my bay mare on this supplement about 2-years ago and never looked back. They both are shiny like pennies, and my black mare has stayed much darker than she did prior to this supplement. She is a picky eater but mixing it with some soaked timothy pellets, she eats it right up. I highly recommend this supplement to anyone's graining regiment.

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Cassie
Darkened Up My Black Mare!

I had switched my black mare to a (mostly) forage based diet in the spring of 2021 and started with VT Blend Pro, Omega-E, and Emcelle. After about six months, I noticed a huge difference in how she was looking and feeling but observed that she was getting a little sun-bleached and had red tips at the ends of her mane and tail. It was recommended to me that I try adding additional copper and zinc to her diet so I was thrilled to see that Custom Equine Nutrition offered these two nutritional supplements combined at an affordable price. While my picky mare did not initially like this supplement, Nicole's picky eater suggestions helped me slowly build up her tolerance to the supplement and now she eats it willingly. Since being on it, I can she is darker than she was before! She got a small wound on her leg this winter and the new coat that grew in once it was healed is significantly darker than the winter coat she grew in just before I started the Copper + Zinc blend. That was all the proof I needed to know this supplement WORKS!

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Cassie
Darkened Up My Black Mare!

I had switched my black mare to a (mostly) forage based diet in the spring of 2021 and started with VT Blend Pro, Omega-E, and Emcelle. After about six months, I noticed a huge difference in how she was looking and feeling but observed that she was getting a little sun-bleached and had red tips at the ends of her mane and tail. It was recommended to me that I try adding additional copper and zinc to her diet so I was thrilled to see that Custom Equine Nutrition offered these two nutritional supplements combined at an affordable price. While my picky mare did not initially like this supplement, Nicole's picky eater suggestions helped me slowly build up her tolerance to the supplement and now she eats it willingly. Since being on it, I can she is darker than she was before! She got a small wound on her leg this winter and the new coat that grew in once it was healed is significantly darker than the winter coat she grew in just before I started the Copper + Zinc blend. That was all the proof I needed to know this supplement WORKS!

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Ariana
Works great!

I added this about a month ago on top of the Vermont blend (I've been giving that about 4 months) and I've seen a dramatic increase in hoof growth! My guy has grown more hoof in the last month than he has in years!