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Iron is a vital component of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body and also myoglobin, which stores oxygen in muscle cells.

Proper iron intake ensures that red blood cells properly carry oxygen around the horse’s body. It’s been shown in numerous research studies that iron deficiency impairs oxygen transport and performance. In fact, iron isn’t an ingredient that’s merely optimal for enhancing endurance – it’s absolutely necessary.

Horses performing stressful, high intensity exercise require greater amounts of dietary iron than less active animals.