Some horses who are nervous, high strung and easily distracted may have been born that way, but many may suffer from insufficient levels of magnesium or thiamine in their system. New Formula 707 Calming Essentials Pellets uses a three-part formula consisting of magnesium oxide, thiamine and L-tryptophan to balance deficiencies and provide agents known to have a calming effect on sensitive, flighty horses.
"The symptoms of magnesium deficiency and thiamine deficiency are actually quite similar," said Melanie Luark, Operations Director of the John Ewing Company, makers of Formula 707 Calming Essentials. "Both cause nervousness and excitability and may elevate blood lactate and pyruvate, causing muscle tremors and cramping." Both magnesium and thiamine deficiencies are more likely to occur in horses on a high-carbohydrate (i.e., high-grain) diet," Luark said.
Formula 707 Calming Essentials was designed to balance these deficiencies and provide the additional calmative effect of L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid known to be a vital precursor to neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin.
"Horses that are anxious, jumpy and easily distracted are hard to train, difficult to work with and dangerous to be around," Luark said. "Calming Essentials will provide relief for many horses, allowing them to relax and focus on their work or training."
Formula 707 Calming Essentials Pellets are made from a highly-palatable rice bran base and are available in 5 lb., 10 lb. and 20 lb. sizes.
For more information or to order, call (800) 525-8601 or visit the John Ewing Company online at www.formula707.com.