Equistro® B Carotin

Equistro® B Carotin


Complementary feeding stuff for broodmares and stallions that contains ß-carotene, vitamins A and E, fatty acids and iron. ß-Carotin has been designed to help provide the essential vitamins and vitamin pre-cursors, notably 500 mg ß-carotene per day, which are necessary for optimal reproductive health in the run up period to and during the stud season, particularly during periods when fresh forage is less abundant. i.e. January -May.

Product description


Dextrose, Fish oil 8%, Calcium carbonate. Additives/kg: Vitamins and pro-vitamins: Vitamin A (3a672a) 200 000 IU, Beta-carotene (3a160(a)) 10 000mg, Vitamin E/all-rac- alpha- tocopheryl acetate (3a700) 10 000mg. Compounds of trace elements: Iron (as Ferrous chelate of amino acids, hydrate) (E1) 1 700 mg.


Broodmare (500 kg): 50g = 2 scoops/day starting 60 days prior to breeding and throughout the pregnancy. Stallions (500 kg): 25–50g = 1–2 scoops/day according to the number of mares being covered/semen collections needs. Add to the usual ration.


3000 g Bucket


Once a year, ß-Carotin batch is analysed for environmental contaminant, ensuring that the product doesn’t contain ingredients likely to make a positive doping test.


ß-carotene is not only a precursor for vitamin A but also is directly implicated in the biosynthesis of progesterone, a hormone central to sperm quality and viability in the stallion as well the different reproductive stages of the broodmare. ß-carotene is involved in follicule maturation, heat cycle, conception and maintenance of pregnancy. ß-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin E as well as unsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3 particularly) play a vital role in the fertility of mares and stallions.