Concerns About Iron in Horse Guard

Question and Anwser


“I am looking at changing from Millennium Gold to Horse Guard and my questions is that being in Ellensburg, specifically that we do not need iron in any of the vitamin and mineral products because there is already so much iron in not only the ground  but through the grass and the hay has a lot of iron.  This comes from the fact that we are located on basalt and the basalt has the iron that has transfered to the ground, then to the grass and hay.  Thank you.”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:

I think Horse Guard would benefit your horse greatly. There is a low level of Iron in Horse Guard, and the threshold of Iron before toxicity is very high. Therefore, you should have no trouble feeding Horse Guard.

Please note that Millennium Gold does not have 100% organic selenium and only has 1 mg of selenium. Throughout the northwest our horses require 3 mg of selenium, preferably organic selenium which is much safer and effective than inorganic selenium. Also our products are made from all natural preservatives, unlike Millennium Gold.

Hope this helps. Thank you for taking such good care of your horse.

About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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