Missy’s Bucket Mineral Mix is an exceptional value for money, high potency, trace minerals, vitamins, amino acid and antioxidant supplement for horses living on predominantly pasture and hay diets.
Formulated to supply the most commonly deficient minerals as a daily supplement, Missy’s Bucket is made with high quality, bio-available ingredients.
One bucket will last the average 500kg horse 100 days.
With high Copper and Zinc Levels and NO IRON, Missy's Bucket work to appropriately balance the mineral ratio's in the whole horse's diet.
Trace Minerals Zinc and Copper B
Antioxidants Selenium and Vitamin E
Undoubtedly the best way to ensure your horse is on a balanced diet is to send a sample of your pasture or hay to the lab for a full nutritional analysis and then balance the diet accordingly. Unfortunately, this is not a practical option for many horse owners.
Not only is it important that your horse’s diet meets his or her requirements, but it is also equally important that the nutrients and minerals are present in correct ratios.
Pasture and hay are commonly deficient in some trace minerals. Not so well known is that some pasture and hay also contains excessive amounts. Minerals often share absorption pathways, which means that excesses of one can result in what is known as a relative deficiency of another. For example:
• Pasture and hay diets are typically very high in iron
• Iron competes with copper for absorption
•This results in a relative copper deficiency
In humans, excess iron has been associated with inflammatory conditions and metabolic disorders such as Insulin Resistance.
Unfortunately, commercial horse feed and supplement manufacturers often overlook this concept of relative deficiency. Many products while balanced as a product, don’t take the existing diet into account.
Copper - Has a role in iron metabolism, bone development and maintenance of elastic connective tissue.
Zinc - Has a role in general growth and metabolism. Required for normal bone and cartilage development. Involved in maintaining the integrity of skin and mucous membranes, hair and hooves and in wound healing. Has a role in maintaining a normal healthy coat.
Lysine and Methionine – Has a role in normal protein synthesis. Aids the liver in detoxification mechanisms.
Selenium – Has a role in preventing cellular oxidation. Necessary for normal growth and fertility.
Biotin - Has a role in general metabolism. Has a role in maintaining the integrity of skin, hair and hooves.
Vitamin E - Is an antioxidant.
Iodine – Has a role in normal thyroid function. Is a component of thyroid hormones which regulate metabolic processes including hair growth.