Add Zeolite to Horse Feed
There are many health benefits in using Grade 2 Zeolite as a feed supplement:
Improves Digestion of Nutrients
Adding zeolite to horse feed improves the digestion of nutrients. This fact is verified by research carried out in Russia, follow the link below to read the full report.
Improves Bone Formation
"Silicon is an essential trace element that is important in the formation of articular cartilage and connective tissue. Silicon is an integral component of Glycosaminoglycans, such as Chondroitin Sulfate and Hyaluronic Acid and is an essential element for proper bone formation and calcification. Zeolite contains more than 60% silicon. Silicon supplementation along with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, amino acids, antioxidants and minerals are beneficial for good bone and cartilage development. Horses receiving medium and high doses of silicon were able to log about twice as many miles in training and racing before they incurred injury than did the horses in the control group. Also, the medium-supplemented group had faster race times at middle-distances than the control group. Nielsen does not believe the silicon made the horses faster. Rather, he believes it was the ability to keep the faster horses in training that increased the average speed for the medium-supplemented groups, as opposed to the control group where the fastest horses most likely broke down sooner.”
This is where the above information came from, it is an old link which no longer works:
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Zeolite Eliminates Ammonia
Zeolite Stall and Stable Freshener
Ammonia is a health risk to your horses. Stabled horses like a clean environment free from harmful ammonia fumes. Also when they are being transported.
Using Grade 3 Zeolite in bedding:
The accumulation of ammonia in stables and stalls has been proven to stress the upper respiratory airways of horses placing them at risk to pneumonia and recurrent airway obstruction, an asthma-like condition sometimes called heaves. Foals are especially vulnerable. Zeolite lessens this danger by adsorbing the ammonia.
Using zeolite as an odour control system is a natural, environmentally friendly waste management system for stabled horses. Zeolite eliminates ammonia odours by capturing the ammonia and its odour through a natural sponge process. Each zeolite granule contains thousands of microscopic pores and channels which adsorb moisture and ammonia molecules. Once trapped inside the crystalline structure the ammonia is neutralised by a powerful chemical reaction. The negative charge of the zeolite granules simply pulls positively charged odours and other pollutants into its honeycomb structure.
Zeolite is safe and gentle to use. Zeolite is 100% natural and non-toxic. It has a pH value of 7.4, it is not only safe if accidentally ingested by animals, it is very beneficial to their overall health. Zeolite can be safely handled with bare hands or around feed and water.
Advantages of using zeolite for odour control in horse stalls are as follows:
very economical and simple to use
When discarded, the used zeolite enhances soil and boosts plant growth, the absorbed ammonia is neutralised and gradually released as nitrogen to plants but is not leached into groundwater.