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Jenquine Calsorb Forte Fortified Calcium Block

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Jenquine Calsorb Forte is a fortified calcium block for horses on pasture. Bighead, calcium deficiency and osteoporosis are significant problems for horses on sub-tropical grasses - including buffel, panic, kikuyu and setaria. Oxalates in these grasses bind calcium - making it unavailable to the horse and increasing the risk of a dietary calcium deficiency.

Clinical signs of calcium deficiency, osteoporosis and nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism include intermittent lameness, stiffness, shortened stride, tendon and ligament weakness, dental problems, weight loss and fractures. Lime and other inorganic forms of calcium supplements are also bound by oxalates – only chelated calcium is safe from oxalates. 

The importance of calcium: Calcium is essential for life itself (regulating heartbeat, nerve function, muscle contraction and blood clotting) and blood levels are tightly regulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH is released when diets are low in calcium — causing calcium to move out of the bones and into the blood, and leading to demineralisation of bones and osteoporosis. Mild cases are difficult to detect, manifesting as vague shifting lameness, shortened stride, soreness at ligament and tendon insertions, joint pain and swelling. In more severe forms, ligament and tendon injuries increase and there may be a watery nasal discharge, poor coat, difficulty chewing, dental pain and swelling of the jaws, maxilla, mandible and nasal bones. 

Management and prevention: The dietary calcium deficiency must be corrected. Chelation protects calcium from oxalate attack, is over 95% absorbed into the blood stream and, in the presence of oxalates, is more bioavailable than inorganic forms (lime and dicalcium phosphate). 
Dr Jennifer Stewart's Bone Formula Forte and Calsorb Forte contain chelated calcium PLUS essential bone trace minerals that are deficient in Australian soils, pastures, hays and grains.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Calcium 176g/kg, Manganese 4436mg/kg, Copper 1010mg/kg, Iodine 17mg/kg, Zinc 408mg/kg, Selenium 7.7mg/kg, Methionine 80g/kg, Salt (NaCl) 300g/kg

SIZES: 18kg

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