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FACT SHEET: Hair Growth The how to guide on speeding up and protecting new hair growth _________________________________________________________________________________________________

growth is metabolized from the thus dietary intake of themineral correctblend mineral blend Hair growthHair is metabolized from the inside, thusinside, dietary intake of the correct is essential for fast is essential for faster results. results. Good care of existing hair and new hair growth is achieved by regular washing and conditioning with premium hair growth promoting products such as Shapley’s M-T-G and EQyss Mega-Tek Rebuilder. Prevention and treatment of hair mites is vital to sustain new growth. Microscopic skin inhabiting mites such as Sarcoptes and Psoroptic can thin manes and tails rapidly. Key mineral/vitamin and feed supplements that assist hair growth:

Methionine: Methionine is an essential amino acid that helps against premature hair loss. It also improves hair texture, quality and growth. Methionine is a powerful anti oxidant and a good source of sulfur, a necessary nutrient that helps prevent hair disorders. Methionine increases blood flow to the skin surface thereby increasing nutrient supply to hair follicles and aiding hair production. Selenium (Organic): The antioxidants of selenium help the body absorb Vitamin E. Selenium also aids the body in processing and using proteins that are consumed. Hair is primarily composed of proteins so when the body is able to better process the proteins, hair growth will follow. Deficiencies in selenium (and zinc) often lead to hair loss. Organic Selenium has been found to have higher digestibility than inorganic selenium. Warning: Too much selenium on the other hand can cause HAIR LOSS. Always check other feed supplements to ensure your horse is only ever receiving their maximum daily intake.

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Organic Manganese: Deficiencies of this important mineral may result in impaired hair growth, poor wound healing and other skin issues as well as loss of hair colour. Without Manganese biotin cannot be used efficiently.

Organic Zinc: Like the skin, the hair has considerable need for the mineral nutrient zinc. Zinc is involved in the building of keratin, which is one main components of hair, skin and hooves. A horse needs zinc for the formation of collagen which helps anchor the hair in the skin. Zinc also facilitates the necessary cell division which makes the growth of hair possible. Hair loss may be the first sign of zinc deficiency.

Biotin: Biotin is a B group vitamin and is water soluble, meaning it will NOT build up in the system. Although found naturally in some foods such as oats, rice bran and soybean meal, biotin can be deficient in a horses diet due to other foods that are eaten (rancid oils). Biotin has long been associated with equine hoof care and hair growth. A horse fed Biotin can expect a shinier healthier coat with improved overall skin condition. Growth rates do vary however and results are usually witnessed notably over months of supplement feeding rather than weeks. Biotin is best fed in conjunction with Manganese.

LORD CALLUM OF THE OWLISH FORTRESS- feeding 50g HIB daily plus alternating M-T-G and Mega-Tek Rebuilder weekly over clean feather.

Hair In A Bucket Minerals  

Fact sheet for Hair In A Bucket, find out about equine minerals that supplement rapid hair metabolism. Made by Wattlelane Stables.

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