The purest form of the amino acid horses' diets most commonly lack
- Supplements equine diets, which are often low in lysine
- Contains pure l-lysine hydrochloride (HCl), the stable form of the amino acid lysine
- So concentrated, just a few grams daily can dramatically improve the availability of the rest of the protein in the diet
The NRC estimates that the daily lysine needs of mature 1,100 pound horses range from 23 grams for idle horses to 46 grams for horses in intense work. Growing horses have the greatest need for quality protein. In growing to a mature weight of 1,100 pounds, a horse will require 30 grams of lysine daily at 4 months of age, and over 50 grams of lysine as a long yearling in training. Recommended Feeding Each enclosed 4 gram scoop supplies 3 grams of pure lysine. For foals and weanlings up to one year, feed 2 scoops (6 grams l-lysine) per day. Feed mature horses 1 to 3 scoops daily, depending upon activity. Broodmares, breeding stallions, horses in heavy training or competition: 2 to 3 scoops daily. Increase feeding of large breeds proportionately according to body weight in excess of 1,000 pounds.