Methionine is often the second most deficient essential amino acid, after Lysine, in horses’ diets. DL-methionine is an essential amino acid which has to be obtained through the diet in adequate quantities to meet the body’s needs.
Amino acids like DL-methionine are the building blocks of protein. Methionine is needed for the production of cystine. Cystine is necessary to form the healthy “cross links” of collagen that add strength and elasticity, needed for healthy hoof, skin, hair, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.
Methionine belongs to a group of compounds called lipotropics which help the liver to process fat in the body and so supports liver function.
Methionine and cystine are naturally occurring “sulphur containing” amino acids. Sulphur is a key element and vital to life. Without an adequate intake of sulphur, the body will not be able to make and utilise a number of antioxidant nutrients.
The DL Methionine is packaged in a UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme), BETA NOPS (Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances), FEMAS (Feed Materials Assurance Scheme), ISO 22000 ( Food Safety Management System) certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
Deficiency can cause:
- Growth impairment
- Poor quality hair and hoof growth
- Weight loss
- Lack of appetite
- Milk production is decreased in lactating mares
- Stallion reproductive disorders
5 – 10g per day for an average 500kg horse. 10g is approximately a 15ml scoop.
Pack size and availability: Progressive Earth DL Methionine equine feed supplement is available in resealable grip seal pouches containing 1Kg of product.
Multiple purchase options are available.