Feed at the rate of 1/2 to 1 oz. daily
2 lb jar = 30-60 day supply
10 lb pail = 160-320 day supply
Thiamine has a long history of use as an aid to maintaining calm in the equine nervous system. It is used either alone or in combination with Magnesium or Calcium.
Thiamine/B1 is of special significance in the equine nervous system because of its unique involvement in the processing of carbohydrates and glucose for aerobic energy generation. Glucose is the preferred fuel of the brain. Anything that increases metabolic rate, such as exercise, can increase the requirement. A high carbohydrate diet can also increase requirements. Horses with a history of digestive upsets or diarrhea may have poor intestinal supplies.
Thiamine/B1 is essential for life and cannot be synthesized by the horse’s body. The B vitamins are required for the metabolism of all types of cellular fuels – carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Thiamine comes from the diet and is also produced by organisms in the horse’s intestinal tract. Grasses and hay are poor sources.