Premium Minerals, Vitamins & Amino Acids (MVA)
TWO products in one:
All the benefits of Premium NZ Horse Minerals plus amino acids; the building blocks of protein.
Premium NZ Horse Minerals are ideal for the majority of customers.
Premium MVA is for those whose horses are working harder or needing more because they are pregnant, lactating, growing or working hard.
Proteins & Amino Acids…
Proteins are the building blocks of new tissue required during growth, lactation, pregnancy, repair for working, endurance, competition and racing horses.
Proteins are composed of units called amino acids. Some can be synthesized by the horse whilst some have to be supplied in the diet.
They are used to build muscle, bone, blood components, enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions, hormones, peptides, and antibodies.
The CP or Crude protein content you see on labels does not mean that required levels of specific amino acids are being met.
Twenty different amino acids are needed for protein synthesis and all 20 are supplied in Premium MVA including Lysine, methionine and threonine, three of the essential amino acids in most demand during protein synthesis in the horse.
It’s not about shoveling in truckloads of feed.
You can waste an awful lot of money doing that, as many of you have already found out!
When you feed the whole horse correctly, everything comes right, including topline.
The topline of a horse is made up of big long muscles which need to be well nourished in order to be plumped up to give the horse a good topline.
The number one cause of loss of topline is a chronic lack of salt, because sodium is required to help transport nutrients, especially glucose, across the cell membrane. Without sufficient salt, the nutrients are not going to get where they need to go and no matter how much food you shovel in, the horse will not put on any weight.
The next thing to understand is that to make or repair muscle, many nutrients are required including Amino Acids.
It is not about adding calories so much as feeding the right stuff.
Anything that causes the horse to switch on or contract the muscles of the back and neck, such as an ill fitting saddle, or a backward pull on the both reins, will cause the horse to brace IE turn on the very muscles which we need him to relax in order for the blood to flow in with all the nutrients.
The muscle has two phases, when it is turned on it, it contracts or shortens, and all the blood is squeezed out. When it releases or relaxes, all the blood flows in, bringing with it all the nutrients required for proper muscle function.
So creating a topline is a combination of the right nutrition with the right riding!
*Fat horses do not necessarily have a great topline.