HorsLic supplements are nutritionally engineered through a unique, patented manufacturing process. This process results in a supplement that delivers essential vitamins and minerals, while providing balanced omega-3 fatty acids.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids In the Diet

HorsLic Supplements mimic grazing habits of horses in their natural habitat. Our purple tubs offer sweet, cooked molasses blocks packed with readily available and balanced nutrition to supplement forages or other nutrient sources such as grain, pelleted feeds, or oats.

HorsLic supplements work in two ways–delivering essential vitamins and minerals and providing balanced omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) supplementation for all classes of horses. HorsLic supplements provide high energy levels through a patented process, and the best part is our supplements are self-fed and self-limiting. The continuous flow process creates a nutritionally balanced and consistent supplement without chemical binders, fillers, or hardeners.

Research shows that feeding HorsLic provides balanced nutrition and helps improve forage utilization, and that combined with HorsLic’s low intakes and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids make a convenient and nutrient-dense supplement solution.

HorsLic tubs in 3 different sizes

Available in three different formulas in a variety of sizes ranging from 25 lbs. to 250 lbs. designed to support your herd throughout their life. 

• HorsLic Omega Elite offers high levels of essential vitamins, key minerals, electrolytes, and concentrated levels of omega-3 fatty acids proven to support rapid growth, lactation, and athletic performance. Designed for horses that need extra nutritional support to perform and recover such as elite performance horses, growing yearlings, or breeding animals such as lactating mares, broodmares, or stallions. Available with ClariFly feed-through fly control to help control house, stable, face, and horn flies. 

• HorsLic Senior is designed for the seasoned horse that needs additional supplementation to maintain its’ competitive edge in their later years. With added protein, key vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and electrolytes, HorsLic® Senior is designed to help your seasoned horse continue to thrive. 

• HorsLic Performance is designed for the moderately active horse that needs an occasional nutrient boost. Fortified with moderate levels of key vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and electrolytes, this formula is for the easy keeper horse that doesn’t need much to thrive or during the off season for elite performance horses. Available with ClariFly feed through fly control to help control house, stable, face, and horn flies.

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Worried about sugars, carbohydrates, or NSC?

NSC (nonstructural carbohydrates) are often referenced in relation to sugar content. NSC, as partitioned by digestibility, would include mono‐ and disaccharides, starch, oligosaccharides, and fructans. NSC are readily broken down and absorbed in the small intestine providing a good source of energy when provided in the right proportions and times. For hardworking performance horses or breed stock such as stallions, pregnant or lactating mares, this added boost of energy is necessary for the horse to maintain body condition and endurance while working.

Horses break down and absorb carbohydrates in the small intestine, which is usually 50‐70 feet long. The ability to absorb and properly utilize these nutrients is determined by the amount consumed per feeding. The digestion threshold for starch in the small intestine is 0.2‐0.4% of body weight per meal. Intakes over this can cause hindgut overload leading to colic or laminitis. This is where a low moisture block like HorsLic is a wonderful tool as it restricts the horse from consuming too much at any one time.

A typical horse may visit HorsLic tubs in a pasture between 6 and 12 times per day but only consume 1‐3 pounds in total or about 2.5‐3.5 oz of HorsLic per meal. For a 1,000 pound horse each HorsLic meal would provide 0.006% of bodyweight NSC, well below the 0.2‐0.4% digestion threshold of the small intestine, or about the same amount of NSC as a couple of apple slices.

In fact, if higher total intakes of starch and sugar are required to maintain energy levels but the potential for digestive upset or laminitic episodes is a primary concern, the horse may benefit from more frequent but smaller meals during periods when extra calories are needed to recover from hard work.

For more information, visit our website at Horslic.com or call us at (888) 571-3421.

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