Copper Max Paste 30g
An oral syringe paste of proteinated copper and zinc. Concentrated formula for longer lasting action. Provides organic chelated copper and zinc in readily usable form.
Copper is an essential co-factor needed for normal cross link information between collagen and elastin. Impairment in the cross linking is associated with bone disorders, lameness and weak arteries.
Deficiences of copper result in abnormal cartilage formation and resilience leading to joint deterioration in foals and young growing horses.
Copper Deficiency in horses has been implicated in causing developmental orthopedic disease of the bones and joints in foals and young horses.
A deficiency of copper is also reputed to be a cause of Mud Fever.
Horses need copper in their diets to develop healthy connective tissue and to be able to properly utilise iron.
Copper is important to many of the enzymes involved in metabolism.
In adult horses a deficiency of copper in the equine diet may cause thinning of the bones, swelling of the joints and possibly even limb deformaties.
A lack of copper in the diet can can lead to anemia as the horse fails to absorb iron properly
Some horses that have a copper deficiency will have a dull, discoloured coat with possibly a reddish tinge to it.
Directions of use:
450-600kg one syringe every 7-14 days.
200-350kg half syringe every 7-14 days.
A course of 3 syringes is usually required.