Benefits of Minerals for Horses
Good mineral nutrition is essential for equine health, and it’s essential that your horse receives adequate daily vitamins and minerals as part of a balanced diet.
The main macrominerals that horses need include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine and magnesium. All horses need salt, calcium and phosphorus to replace electrolytes and maintain healthy teeth and bones. Magnesium and potassium are also important for muscle function and to help maintain pH balance, while sulfur provides amino acids.
The TERRA NutriTECH OPIS Controller can deliver liquid supplements through the water system of any yard where horses access their drinking water through a centralised water system and do not have access to alternate sources. Blends of minerals, amino acids, vitamin mixes, acids, phytogenics, enzymes and probiotics are just some of the products that can be added and they can be administered either proportionally or on a grams per head per day basis. Up to 6 supplements can be dosed and the timer function can be used to control dispensing at different times if desired. The full range of reporting functions around product usage, livestock numbers and stock levels by product is also available.
The system can be customised to have alarms set for abnormal water flows which will alert the farm in the event of a deviation by push notification. These alarms can either be leaks, pump failure or stuck ballcocks and can be set to suit the conditions on each individual farm.
Data around water consumption, supplement usage and livestock numbers are available to farms and can be integrated with other farm management systems in most cases.