Essentials Formula 2 Selenium Free – Equine Vitamins, Minerals, and Hoof Supplement

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Essentials Formula 2 – Selenium Free

This is a super vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and hoof supplement all rolled into one, Made in NZ.

It encourages a shiny coat, healthy hooves and topline. It is specifically formulated for NZ conditions. It provides essential nutrients lacking in many feed crops, pasture, and soil. It contains high levels of Biotin for hoof support.

It has NO added Iron which makes it the perfect supplement for horses and ponies grazing on NZ pasture and drinking bore water with a high iron content.

It is designed for horses and ponies receiving premix feed, below the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. Contains less Zinc, Copper and Manganese than Essentials Formula 1.

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Essentials Formula 2 – Selenium Free is recommended when:

  • Lower levels of zinc, copper and manganese are required but the full amount of amino acids and hoof ingredients are needed daily.
  • Blood tests show high Selenium levels, but your horse or pony still requires a vitamin and mineral supplement to maintain health with No added selenium.
  • Is being supplemented with Selenium from your veterinarian or other supplements.
  • Grazing on a property that has high levels of selenium in the soil and pasture


The Importance of Zinc, Copper, and an Iron Free Formulation

New Zealand’s pasture, hay and feed crops have high iron levels which can reduce the availability of zinc and copper. The most common mineral imbalance found in hay is too much iron combined with low zinc and copper levels. A high iron concentration can interfere with both zinc and copper absorption, making already low levels of these minerals even less available to your horse.

Until recently, the veterinary industry has viewed iron toxicity in equines mainly as an acute condition—the result of overdosing on iron-containing supplements. However, researchers have found that equines exposed to high iron levels in water, grass, or hay over a prolonged period can accumulate the mineral in their livers, resulting in chronic iron overload.

Black skinned horses which include greys need more copper and zinc than others. Bays and chestnuts will look washed out with lighter coloured than normal coats, and the blacks will have a definite reddish look.

Horses need copper in their diets to properly utilize iron and to develop healthy connective tissue. It is also important for horses with allergies. It can lower the concentration of histamine in the body. Copper also helps to keep the central nervous system running correctly.

In adult horses a deficiency of copper and zinc in the diet may cause limb deformities, thinning of the bones, swelling of the joints, blood vessel weakness, connective tissue weakness, saggy skin, and a lowered immune system. Copper is the main mineral for the body to produce T cells. It is also important for bone integrity, heart health, skin pigmentation and to prevent premature graying.

Horse’s showing signs of low Iron levels can be supplemented according to veterinary instructions. When copper deficiency occurs, iron levels fall too short and anemia can develop.

It does not contain Magnesium. Magnesium requirements are individual and a separate magnesium product like  Pazture Guarde or Pazture Mag can be added separately. Some horses already have good levels and don’t need supplementing regularly.

Contains Zeolite which is a highly bioavailable natural form of Silica that supports bone and connective tissue health. Performance horses and senior horses may especially benefit from Zeolite.

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Ingredients per 50gm, (2 level scoops)

Amino Acids: L-Lysine 2.5gm, L-Methionine 1.5gm, L-Threonine 750mg.

Vitamins: Biotin 20mg, Folic Acid 40mg, Vit B1 100mg, Vit B12 100mg, Vit C 200mg.

Minerals: Calcium 5.2gm, Phosphorus 3.3gm, Copper (Organic) 100mg, Zinc, (Organic) 350mg, Manganese (Organic) 100mg, Chromium (organic) 5mg.

Trace Minerals: Zeolite 16gm.

Essentials Formula 2 contains less Zinc, Copper and Manganese than Essentials Formula 1.

Contains no artificial flavours, colouring or preservatives. Does not contain vanilla, apple, or cherry flavours. This is very palatable.

Feeding Instructions

Recommended Daily Dose Rate: 

Horses 450-650kg: 50gm per day, (2 scoops) mixed with feed.

Ponies 150-449kg: 25gm per day, (1 scoop) mixed with feed.

Foals and Yearlings: 25gm per day, (1 scoop) mixed with feed.

Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight with a bag always sealed.

Contains no prohibited substances for racing, endurance, showing and FEI competitions.

No artificial flavours, colouring or preservatives. Very palatable. Does not contain apple, cherry, or vanilla flavours.

Packaging: The stand-up pouch and foil is sealable and comes with a clear plastic scoop.

Sizes: 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 6kg, 12kg


Kim Lowry – Waitara – February 2020

I highly recommend using Essentials Formula 2. The hair growth is amazing, and hooves have improved immensely! Their coats are now shiny and healthy.

It is by far the best; I’ve been using it for two years now, and the horses look great!

Here is my main mare…. her mane is mostly left-handed and is down to her shoulder! She is barefoot and a hardy machine. I’ve owned her for 14 years… Love this product.


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