Kohnke's Own Cal-Xtra the essential calcium supplement for horses grazing on oxalate pastures.
CAL-XTRA™ is recommended for grazing horses, work horses and race horses in training requiring a balanced calcium, phosphorus and magnesium supplement, with Vitamin A and Vitamin D to help ensure optimum uptake from the digestive system. The formulation is acidified to help assist calcium uptake from the small intestine, which is complemented by its Vitamin D content.
Regions with oxalate-containing grasses include in Queensland, The Northern Territory and parts of New South Wales and Victoria.
Which grasses contain oxalates?
Setaria, buffel, pangola, kikuya, teff, pare couch grass and green panic, contain oxalates which bind up and reduce the absorption of calcium, resulting in calcium deficiency which can lead to bone weakness.
Cal-XTRA supplies essential bone minerals to balance demineralisation that could lead to lameness, osteoporosis and Big Head.
Horses on high grain diets also benefit from the calcium and other nutrients supplied by Cal-XTRA to help bone strength and soundness during moderate to intense training (endurance and racing).
It is particularly recommended for stabled horses on diets low in sun-cured lucerne (alfalfa) hay, or with limited daily access to a sunny yard or turn-out area to synthesize vitamin D in their skin to meet their needs.
Concentrated calcium supplement for horses grazing on oxalate pastures, as well as horses in training and growing horses.