Virbac Australia

Bone & Hoof

CAL-PLUS® WITH BIOTIN bone & hoof supplement for horses

An aid in the prevention and treatment of deficiencies of biotin, calcium, vitamin A and D in the diets of racing, working, pleasure and stud horses. It can also aid in the development of strong, resilient hooves and skeletal structure in all horses on deficient diets.

  • Horse
  • Australian made
    Australian made

WHAT IS CAL-PLUS® WITH BIOTIN?

CAL-PLUS WITH BIOTIN is a calcium, biotin and vitamin supplement for healthy, strong bones and hooves in horses. Specifically, it is:

  • A treatment that promotes the growth and formation of the hoof as well as the integrity of the hoof wall
  • A preventative and remedy for brittle, cracked and broken hooves

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Horses on grain-based diets or those fed on sub-tropical grasses and hays.
  • Foals, young horses and pregnant mares.
  • Horses with hoof problems, such as cracks, brittleness and separation of the white-line.
  • Racing, working, pleasure and stud horses to prevent and treat deficiencies of biotin, calcium, vitamin A and D.

WHY CHOOSE CAL-PLUS WITH BIOTIN?

  • Three forms of calcium and important co-factors – For maximum calcium absorption and uptake.
  • Optimal calcium:phosphorus ratios
  • Combination of calcium and biotin improves hoof quality – By correcting loss of structure on the outside layers of the hoof wall as well as formation of the cells in the inner two layers of the hoof wall.
  • Aids in the prevention of bone disorders, shin soreness and joint injuries related to training or inadequate calcium intake or availability.
  • Sub-tropical grasses such as pangola, kikuyu, buffalo, green panic, para or setania contain high oxalate levels which bind calcium, making it unavailable for horses. CAL-PLUS WITH BIOTIN can provide much needed calcium for any horses feeding on sub-tropical grasses. 

COMPOSITION

Each 60g dose contains:

  • Macro-Minerals
    • Calcium 20.1 g
    • Phosphorus 2.5 g
    • Magnesium 300 µg
  • Trace Minerals
    • Zinc 96 mg
    • Manganese 37 mg
    • Iron 66 mg
    • Ammonium Chloride 300 µg
  • Vitamins
    • Biotin 15 mg
    • Retinol (Vitamin A) 5.4 mg
    • Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) 300 µg

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

CAL-PLUS WITH BIOTIN is to be mixed into the horse’s feed. Mix the recommended dosage well into the ration. One level scoopful contains 30 g of CAL-PLUS WITH BIOTIN. The following recommended dose rates have been calculated to satisfy the calcium requirements based on common diets and activity:

Type of Horse Dose
Racing Horses
(450 – 500 kg)
Thoroughbred 60 – 90 g
Standardbred 90 – 110 g
Quarter Horse 70 – 90 g
Arabians 60 – 75 g
Performance Horses Endurance 60 – 120 g
Eventers 60 – 105 g
Showjumpers 60 g
Polo Horses 60 – 90 g
Show/Dressage Horses 60 g
Ponies (225 – 250 kg) 45 – 60 g
Other Horses Breeding 1 scoopful (30 g) per 200 kg body weight
Growing
Older Horses

Note:

  • Horses in fast/hard work, or on high grain/bran diets should receive the higher recommended dosage.
  • Horses that sweat heavily should receive the higher recommended dosage.

STORAGE

Store below 25˚C (Air-conditioning) in a dry place. Reseal container after use.

PACK SIZES

  • 1.2 kg Bucket: Provides 20 daily doses for average horse.*
  • 5 kg Bucket: Provides 83 daily doses for average horse.*
  • 12.5 kg Bucket: Provides 208 daily doses for average horse.*

*Based on 450 – 500 kg horse in moderate work.

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