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minus  Too little Iron

Iron (Fe) is required for production of red blood cells and is part of important enzymes which are required for metabolism in all cells.

Iron deficiency leads to anaemia and poor stamina.

Solutions: Ordinary roughages and concentrate mixtures normally provide enough iron to cover the requirements. Extra supplements of iron can be provided by concentrate and mineral mixtures.

plus  Too much Iron

Iron (Fe) surplus may lead to reduced concentrations of zinc in the blood and liver. Large amounts of iron may be harmful for young horses.

Solutions: Control the use of iron supplements. Be especially careful if the horse receives iron injections or is fed pure iron supplements in addition to the feeds included in your formulated ration.

 

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