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Chelated Copper gel
Chelated Copper Gel significantly improves the absorption of copper over the intestinal wall in the body of the horses. It is in a handy spray form for easy feeding to horses in the field, on the road, and also to shy feeders or horses in recuperation. Instructions for correct use: Oral supplement for adult horses: add the content of one 35 g applicator to the normal feed, or feed directly to the horse, every 7-14 days, or as directed by your nutritionist or veterinarian. Oral supplement for foals and yearlings: add the content of half a 35 g applicator to the normal feed, or feed directly to the horse, every 7-14 days, or as directed by your nutritionist or veterinarian. What is the difference between chelated copper and inorganic copper? Inorganic copper is copper that has been extracted from the earth by mining. Examples of inorganic copper products are copper sulfates and copper carbonates. They may be cheap, but they are not good! Chelated Copper from TRM is an organic copper. This is the only way to supplement copper orally in horses and other animals. Chelated copper is an organic compound with a metal content, the metal ion (Cu ++) in the compound being surrounded by and bonded to organic material. This organic substance is amino acids. Copper must be in a neutral and stable form to be absorbed. Inhibiting factors for copper uptake Soil pH - too acidic or too alkaline Excess zinc Excess phosphate (contaminating fertilizer) Excess vitamin C Soil leaching Moisture content in the soil Maturity and / or plant species grown Diseases caused by copper deficiency Blood - Anemia is notorious in animals. Copper is needed as an enzymatic component for RBC formation. Blood vessels - Copper deficiency can lead to rupture in the aorta or main uterine artery especially in old mares after foaling. Bone - Bone abnormalities characterize almost all copper deficient animals, especially young cattle. Metabolic bone disease or the preferred term DOD (developmental orthopedic disease) is now being accepted as one of the predisposing factors in this disease. Deficiencies of the copper enzyme lysl oxidase lead to poor collagen and bone formation. DOD diseases include: Epiphysitis Angular malformations Wobblers Defect cartilage osteochondrosis Nerve cells - Demyelination characterizes copper deficiency. Hair and coat - Dullness and roughness in hair and coat. Enzyme changes - Copper is essential for life. This is because copper is required for at least 12 known metallo-enzymes.
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