D-Carb™ (Balance) supports glucose metabolism in order to help maintain proper blood sugar levels within a normal range. Since high carbohydrate levels (found in grain and rich alfalfa hay) are often restricted in IR diets, it is important to provide essential mineral nutrients, necessary for nutritional support. D-Carb™ (Balance) is designed for diets consisting of approximately 15-20 lbs of Timothy or Bermuda grass type hay, no grain, or small amounts and/or similar low carb feedstuffs (beet pulp) to provide calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, and trace minerals that would be lacking, given the restriction of grain and alfalfa-type hay (both high in carbohydrates). Hay is normally fed at a rate of 1.5% of ideal body weight, Example: 1,000lb horse x 1.5%= 15lb hay (Hay should not contain more than 10% starch/sugar). Given many variables and conditions, consult your veterinarian for specific ration and feeding levels. D-Carb™ (Balance) is pelletized and flavored to enhance palatability. Provides (Per 2 oz serving): 2,665 mg magnesium; 1,250 mg phosphorus; 2mg chromium; 12,500 IU vitamin A; 1,250 IU vitamin D3; plus amino acids, trace minerals and direct fed microbials.
Insulin Resistance & Equine Metabolic Syndrome In Review
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