“I wanted to order the Mega Dose for my horse who is recovering from Anaplasma (a tick born disease here on the east coast) I also wanted to get the vit E and organic Selenium supplement. However, I wanted to make sure that that wouldn’t be TOO much selenium.”
Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Thank you for the question. Building your horse’s strength and immunity back up is crucial. Selenium and vitamin E are important in aiding the body in recovery.
The 3 mg of organic selenium and vitamin E in Mega-Dose will benefit your horse greatly. I did my doctoral research on selenium in horses. Horses supplemented with 3 mg of organic selenium have been showed to have increased immunity and combat oxidative stress more effectively than horses supplemented with 1 mg of selenium.
However, I would just feed Mega-Dose and not the additional vitamin and organic selenium supplement. It would be an unnecessary added expense. Mega-Dose contains your complete vitamin/mineral supplement that your horse needs.
I hope this help and good luck. Feel free to ask anymore questions that you may have.