Letter to the Editor

I'm writing to let you know you have someone in far away New Zealand who checks in at your fine website every so often to catch up on the latest. Let me tell you, you are doing a great job!I'm writing to let you know you have someone in far away New Zealand who checks in at your fine website every so often to catch up on the latest. Let me tell you, you are doing a great job!

Story originally posted by Horsecity.com Staff

Hi Charmain,
I’m writing to let you know you have someone in far away New Zealand who checks in at your fine website every so often to catch up on the latest. Let me tell you, you are doing a great job!

I was really interested to read the post from Darlene Ricker on the Eight Belles incident – what a tragedy that was.

There’s no doubt in my mind that nutrition has a huge role to play in these sorts of breakdowns. Here in New Zealand these days we make sure we look way beyond just calcium and phosphorus when formulating equine diets for optimum leg soundness. We look very closely at all the trace minerals too, and because of the variable levels and variable availabilities from grazed pasture (the main component of the diet here) we make sure we include the key trace minerals such as zinc, copper, manganese, iron and selenium in the organic form and we are very pleased with the results.

Coincidentally, we have been using the Bioplex organic minerals from the US company Alltech that was mentioned in Ms. Riker’s article, having been impressed with their commitment to equine research.

Keep up the good work.

Sincerely

Mike C.