What is it?
- Most horses aren’t receiving adequate amounts of the right trace minerals to properly metabolize the large amount of iron from their hay each day.
- Hay is naturally very high in iron (Fe) with insufficient amounts of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn).
- Hay Harmony™ is a blend of high-quality copper and zinc designed to help balance the iron content in the average horse’s daily hay ration.
Why is Fe overload / Cu, Zn deficiency a concern?
Excess iron with inadequate amounts of copper and zinc can lead to:
- Development of insulin resistance (IR)
- Worsening of IR
- Hoof abscesses
- Poor quality hooves / slow hoof growth
- An impaired immune system more susceptible to environmental pathogens
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Malabsorption of other minerals and vitamins
- Bone disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Liver disease
- Potentially Cushing’s disease (changes seen in the brains of horses with Cushing’s are virtually identical to those seen in human brains with iron overload) and more.
Hay Harmony™ is made with the safest, most bio-available forms of copper and zinc minerals (NO sulfates!).
Biotin is included to further support healthy, strong hooves, vital metabolic functions, normal blood glucose levels (potentially decreasing insulin resistance) and more.
Hay Harmony™ is in a base of ground flax seed, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Hay Harmony™ is intended to:
- Strengthen the immune system
- Help avoid the development / worsening of insulin resistance
- Help avoid the development / worsening of laminitis
- Help avoid hoof abscesses
- Create shinier, non-sun bleached coats
- Create stronger hooves (no hoof, no horse!) and much more.
See our blog, Hay Harmony™, for more details and hay analysis examples.
The high concentrations of Copper and Zinc result in a mineral or toasted metallic type smell. Coloring should be dark brown with slight reddish hues from the flax.
Depending on the type of hay your horse receives, he may require slightly more or less to meet his individual needs. Horses on alfalfa hay may only require a half dose, however, horses on grass hay will likely require a full dose. Please email us with any questions.