Equine Metabolic Care

Formulas to Support a Horse’s Metabolism

Healthy Metabolic Function

Metabolic conditions are on the rise, and over-conditioned or obese horses are at the center of many of these health concerns. Nutrition is a significant factor for a healthy weight and body condition and can be a powerful tool to support horses with metabolic issues. It is important to provide a balanced diet to help maintain normal healthy metabolic function in the horse. For advanced cases, chromium and magnesium can support healthy glucose tolerance and normal blood sugar levels.

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“Diet is one of the easiest things we can control when it comes to managing the health of the horse. This is where both veterinarians and horse owners can work together to either manage ongoing metabolic disease or, even better, prevent it.”
— Charlie Scoggin, DVM, MS, DACT, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Formulas for Healthy Equine Metabolic Function

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Platinum Performance® Equine
The Equine Wellness & Performance Formula

Platinum Performance® Equine was created out of clinical necessity as a comprehensive omega-3 formula to transform equine health at the cellular level. Because of its comprehensive nature, the ingredients work synergistically to support every aspect of health and performance, including joints, muscles, hooves, skin and coat, digestion and more.
Recommended daily dosage for a 1,000 lb horse is 2 scoops, which is 2 servings.

Price starting at $77.00
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Platinum Performance® GI
The Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care

Platinum Performance® GI provides a gastrointestinal-focused approach to total horse health. Equine gut health is not only important for proper digestion but also immune health because an estimated 70-80 percent of the immune system lives in a horse’s gastrointestinal system. This veterinary-developed formula provides omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, along with Bio-Sponge®, prebiotics, probiotics and glutamine for GI support.
Recommended daily dosage for a 1,000 lb horse is 2 scoops, which is 2 servings.

Price starting at $117.00
Helps Support Healthy Equine Metabolic Function
Some horses require supplemental support to maintain healthy metabolic function. Platinum Metabolic Support, our most powerful metabolic support formula, contains a combination of chromium to support healthy glucose tolerance and normal blood sugar levels, and magnesium which is critical for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
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Price starting at $49.00
Supports Normal Blood Sugar Levels for Horses
Chromium helps support healthy glucose tolerance and normal blood sugar levels. This is beneficial in horses that require support to maintain normal metabolic function and a healthier body composition.
Price starting at $46.00

The One Bucket Approach

Wellness and a Healthy Metabolism Go Hand in Hand

In addition to supporting healthy levels of glucose and insulin, providing a balanced, comprehensive supplement like one of Platinum’s three wellness formulas ensure horses are receiving key micronutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, for total body health.

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Avoid Overfeeding

A recent study showed that by supplementing with Platinum Performance® Equine, horse owners were able to decrease the amount of grain they fed, avoiding overfeeding empty calories.

Advanced Metabolic Support

Platinum Metabolic Support contains a combination of chromium and magnesium to support:

  • Healthy glucose tolerance
  • Normal blood sugar levels
  • Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
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1 - POOR

Extremely emaciated. Backbone, ribs, tailhead, hip joints, and lower pelvic bones project prominently; bone in withers, shoulders and neck are easily noticed. No fatty tissue can be felt.

2 - VERY THIN

Emaciated. Slight fat covers vertebrae. Ribs, tailhead, hip joints and lower pelvic bones are prominent. Withers, shoulders and neck structure faintly discernable.

3 - THIN

Fat buildup about halfway on backbone. Slight fat covers ribs that are easily discernible. Tailhead prominent but individual vertebrae cannot be identified visually. Hip joints appear rounded but easily discernable. Withers, shoulders and neck accentuated.

4 - MODERATELY THIN

Slight ridge along back. Faint outline of ribs discernable. Tailhead prominence depends on conformation, but fat can be felt around it. Hip joints not discernable. Withers, shoulders and neck not obviously thin.

Too Thin

5 - MODERATE

Back is flat; ribs easily felt, but not visually distinguishable. Fat around tailhead feels a bit spongy. Withers round over spinous processes; shoulders and neck blend smoothly into body.

Ideal

6 - MODERATELY FLESHY

May have slight crease down back. Fat over ribs spongy; fat around tailhead soft. Small fat deposits behind shoulders and along sides of neck and withers.

7 - FLESHY

Might have slight crease down back. Individual ribs can be felt, but noticeable filling between ribs with fat. Fat around tailhead soft; fat deposited along withers, behind shoulders and along neck.

8 - FAT

Crease down back. Difficult to feel ribs. Fat around tailhead very soft; area along withers filled with fat. Area behind shoulder filled with fat, noticeable thickening of neck. Fat deposited along inner thighs.

9 - EXTREMELY FAT

Obvious crease down back. Patchy fat appears over ribs. Bulging fat around tailhead, along withers, behind shoulders and along neck. Fat along inner thighs may rub together. Flank filled with fat.

Obese

Too Thin

Ideal

Obese

Real Clients. Real Results.

Woody

Woody

Platinum Performance® client since 2021

“My vet recommended your wellness supplement and the Metabolic Support for my daughter’s POA, Woody, who has metabolic health concerns. I saw immediate positive effects in his coat, and after changing his grain to a no-carb formula, he started losing weight quickly. The 2 supplements helped him process what he was eating. After seeing the positive effects in Woody, I started giving the Platinum Performance Equine to my senior Arabian and he looks so much better too. Thank you Platinum!”
— Lee Ann C.

Romeo

Romeo

Platinum Performance® client since 2013

“When Romeo had a bout with laminitis, it was a pretty severe case. He had to be penned up for almost a year but recovered. Along with major changes in his diet, our vet suggested Metabolic Support to help promote normal blood glucose levels. I believe it is largely due to this supplement that we’ve been able to maintain his metabolism, and Romey is able to enjoy an hour or two of pasture grazing per day.”
— De V.

Which Formula is the Right One?

A Platinum Advisor can answer your questions and help create a personalized plan for your horse.

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