Zinpro Performance Minerals® for horses are designed for optimum absorption to deliver the nutritional benefits horses require. Research shows that supplementing equine diets with trace minerals from Zinpro Performance Minerals positively affects many vital functions in horses including: hoof condition, reproduction, joints and skeleton, skin and coat, immunity and feed digestibility.

  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Zinc

Trace Mineral Functions

The trace minerals zinc, copper and manganese have been proven to positively affect many vital functions in horses. Some of these functions include:

Hoof Condition

Zinc
Cell division to support hoof wall growth and repair
Hoof wall protein synthesis: collagen, keratins, cell envelope proteins and intercellular cementing substance
Copper
Synthesis and maintenance of elastic connective tissue
Cross-linkage formation in collagen and elastin
Bond formation in hoof wall proteins for rigidity
Manganese
Antioxidant activity to protect cell membrane

Reproduction

Zinc
Reproductive tract tissue integrity
Conception rates
Sperm maturation and quality
Copper
Early embryonic survivals
Estrus and conception rate
Central nervous system development in offspring
Manganese
Reproductive hormone synthesis
Male libido
Fetal skeletal development

Joints and Skeleton

Zinc
Cell division and protein synthesis for skeletal growth and repair
Copper
Formation of connective tissue (tendons and ligaments), bones and cartilage lining joints
Manganese
Chondroitin sulfate synthesis which is important for formation, maintenance and repair of joint cartilage
Bone matrix development and maintenance

Skin and Coat

Zinc and manganese
Epidermal (skin) cell maintenance through cell division, protein synthesis and antioxidant activity to remove superoxide radicals
Facilitates wound healing
Copper
Normal production and maintenance of skin and hair pigmentation

Immunity

Zinc, copper and manganese
Humoral immune system: builds antibodies in response to vaccination
Cell-mediated immunity
Non-specific immunity
Antioxidant activity to remove free radicals and protect cell membranes