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General appearance of the horse   
Resistance to bleeding
Blood Count    
Clearness in eye
Sheen of coat 
General animation  
Performance under stress
Soundness in race horses 
Healthier hooves  
Faster speeds   
Resistance to parasitic infestation
Control of hypertension
Healthier foals at birth
Better conception rates
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WA State Residents - 6.5% sales tax will be added in cart
8 lb Pail of Original Formula $27
$19.95 + $7.05 shipping & Handling
13 lb Pail of Original Formula - $40
$29.95 + $9.05 shipping & Handling
25 lb Sack of Original Formula - $52
$43.95 + $10.05 shipping & Handling
50 lb Sack of Original Formula - $86
$69.95 + $14.05 shipping & Handling

Vita Stress is the best balanced of all supplements!
Proteins (Amino Acids) are the most important nutrients in a supplement, the ingredients that enhance the working action of all the vitamins and minerals. In fact, there are 10 major amino acids that are essential to your animals. Most supplements have very few, less than adequate levels, or none. Grain, hay and feed cannot provide enough protein for horses in performance and show conditions.

VITA STRESS Original Formula contains all 10 major amino acids plus four more. And, what is very important horse owners, the amino acids are nutritionally balanced in high enough levels to enhance any feeding program.

Proteins are the primary constituents of the structural and protective tissues: bones, ligaments, hair, hooves, skin, organs, and muscles.

Proteins should be fed at the same time vitamins and minerals are fed. This enables the three groups to be digested together, enabling each nutrient to respond to the chemical reaction of the others.  Without all 10 of the major amino acids in your supplement, your horse is not getting optimum results from the expensive vitamins and minerals you are providing. VITA STRESS is nutritionally balanced with all three—vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

A deficiency of protein in the ration of the horse may result in the following deficiency symptoms: depressed appetite, poor growth, loss of weight, reduced milk production, irregular estrus, lowered foal crops, loss of condition, and lack of stamina.

Since the vast majority of protein requirements given in feeding standards are on a minimum basis—the allowances for race, show, breeding, and young horses should be higher.

Why Fortify Feeds?

1. Hay will lose 80% of it's vitamin A with 6 months of storage.

2. Vitamin D is supposedly found in suncured hay, but the amounts are so variable that it cannot be considered a good source.

3. Oats are lacking in vitamin A, D, B12 and calcium.

4. The protein in hay is crude protein of which very little may be digestable protein.

5.  Plants need less calcium and phosphorous than the animal so plants and grains are not good sources.

6. Calcium and phosphorous need vitamin D to enhance their action.

7. Many B vitamins work only in the presence of adequate and the right kind of protein .  Example: animal protein factor or B12.

8. Enzymes need the amino acids of protein and B vitamins to function.

9. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant to prevent the destruction of vitamin A in the digestive tract.

10. Vitamin A in excessive amounts may destroy the action of other vitamins.

11. Digestion of roughages such as hay takes place in the lower end of the digestive track so the nutrients are not used to the fullest degree.

12. Vitamins without proper minerals and protein are inadequate.

13. Protein without vitamins lack in efficiency.

14. Minerals need vitamins to fulfill their basic purpose. Therefore, they are of equal importance and the absence of one make the other less effective.

15. Protein without vitamins lack in efficiency.

16. Minerals need vitamins to fulfill their basic purpose.  Therefore, they are of equal importance and the absence of one make the other less effective.

These facts not only point out the need for a supplement, but why it must be balanced properly. Also, with balancing the vitamins, care must be taken to consider the amounts that are actually to be utilized from regular feeds. Vitamin A, as well as selenium, for instance, can be just as harmful when fed in too large of quantities as when fed in too low of quantities.

The Economics of Fortifying Feeds

1.  Hay, if fed alone, is the most expensive feed a horse can eat when we consider it's nutritive qualities.

2.  It has been proven in practical tests that less hay and grain were eaten when the ration was adequate in vitamins, proteins and minerals.

3. The starches, proteins and fats in the natural feed are better used - therefore, less feed is required.

4. Unlike the cow, the horse has a small stomach and does not manufacture B   vitamins and enzymes in the stomach; therefore, requires a more concentrated feed.

5. Digestion of concentrates, vitamins and proteins by and large takes place in the upper digestive tract as compared to hay and roughages which are broken down in the lower tract.

6.  To have available quick energy and stamina, the horse needs some form of concentrated feed.

7.  The more energy the horse needs for work, the more attention should be directed towards good nutrition.

8. Most top breeders and trainers have become aware of the fact that hay and grain are not enough to get optimum performance out of their animals.

9. Just adding bone meal, ground limestone or any one ingredient does not do an effective job.

10. Vitamin supplements alone without protein or minerals, likewise, are inadequate and certainly not economical.

We have proven that VITA STRESS has the balance and quality to do an outstanding job in practical horse feeding.  We invite and encourage a comparison of the appearance of the horse, which after all, is the proof of any product.

Amino Acids Comparison Per Pound

Protein and Amino Acids 16% to 20%
Recommended Min. Daily Requirements N.A.S.
VITA
STRESS
20%
N.W.
Supplement
0%
Horse
Guard
0%
Millennium
Gold
.0035%
Vita-Flex
Accel
7.45%
Select 1

.0014%

Dynamite

.056%

Major Amino Acids
Arginia
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionin
Phenylalinine
Threonine,
Tryptophan
Valine
Minor Amino Acids
Clysine
Cystine
Sevine *Aspartic Acid
Tyrosine

9,656
3,682
7,112
12,090
9,423
1,848
7,670
6,350
2,717
7,137

7,288
2,692
7,849
5,460


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0


0
0
0
0
1,450
1,450
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0


2,780
960
3,020
4,400
3,500
2,500
2,670
2,460
1,200
3,480

3,160
920
750*
2,000


0
0
0
0
6,400
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0


4,000
700
1,200
2,000
4,500
3,300
1,400
1,600
770
1,600

1,500
900
1,300
800

Total mgs:
90,975 0 0 2,900 33,800 6,400 25,570

Balancing minerals to the vitamins and proteins as well as to the normal hays and grains is the real art of feeding. One-third of the horses in training require treatments for soundness. The right balance of minerals provides the structural materials for the growth of bones, teeth, tissues and regulates many of life processes.

For instance, when feeding the extra needed proteins, we must provide higher levels of calcium. Proteins require calcium as do the various structures in the horse. On the other hand, imbalances can be potentially fatal. Feeding high levels of selenium on a daily basis can cause alkali disease which will cause death of the horse.

It is increasingly evident that there is a delicate relationship between certain mineral elements. Thus, the requirements of any mineral may be modified by another mineral which enhances or interferes with it's utilization.

It is apparent that excess fortification of the horse's diet with one or more mineral elements may prove more detrimental than helpful.  Thus, the horse owner who knows and cares will avoid harmful imbalances. Also, when fortifying rations with minerals, consideration should be given to the minerals provided by the ingredients of the normal ration, for it is the total composition of the feed that counts.


Vitamin Comparison Per Feeding

VITAMINS
Recommended Min. Daily Requirements N.A.S.
VITA
STRESS
N.W.
Supplement>
Horse
Guard
Millennium
Gold
Vita-Flex
Accel
Select 1 Dynamite
Vitamin A (IU)
Vitamin D (IU)
Vitamin E (IU)
Riboflavin B 2
Thiamine B1
Niacin B3 
Vitamin B 12
Pyrodoxine B6
Vitamin K
Choline Chl.
Folic Acid
Biotin-Vit. H  
50,000
7,000
100
40 mgs
35 mgs
100 mg
125 mgs
10 mgs
8 mgs
250 mgs
2.5 mgs
.05 mgs
50,000
10,000
100
60
40
100
20
10
8
250
18
.05
25,000
10,000
150
175
40
0
35
0
0
2,625
0
0
50,000
9,000
75
22
12,5
0
75
15
0
125
1.8
4.5
60,000
10,000
200
50
70
100
100
24
2.5
400
20
2
12,500
2,500
500
125
28
62.5
10.5
30
.50
417
10
1
50,000
4,000
150
50
40
125
30
10
8
250
38
.05
29,687
4,687
43
87
6.8
281
137
10
275
268
9
.01

Mineral Comparison Per Feeding

MINERALS
Recommended Min. Daily Requirements N.A.S.
VITA
STRESS
N.W.
Supplement
Horse
Guard
Millennium
Gold
Vita-Flex
Accel
Select 1 Dynamite
Calcium
Phosphorous
Potassium
Iron
Copper
Magnesium     
Manganese
Zinc
Iodine
Cobalt
Selenium
20,000
14,000
6,810
640
80
6,400
190
75
2.6
8
.23
9,072
2268
5670
318
82
5670
227
159
2.26
.8
.95
0
0
0
100
100
950
450
625
1.75
4
2
5600
4500
0
600
140
150
150
150
2
3
2.5
3121
3405
255
150
50
340
206
206
3.4
.85
1.25
2500
1875
400
212.5
25
1250
62.5
75
1.25
1.25
.50
500
7,5000
1,525
250
60
525
260
275
2
2
2.4
1,222
1,018
134
218
8
212
30
69
3
1.4
1.1

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