Pure Lysine™ contains only pure l-lysine hydrochloride (HCl), the stable form of the essential amino acid most often deficient in the diets of horses. Amino acids serve as the “building blocks” of proteins. To make proteins for growth, development, and maintenance of tissues, the horse must have an adequate supply and balance of amino acids in the diet. The protein of many horse diets, especially those based on grains and grass hay and forage, is often low in lysine. The National Research Council calls lysine “the first limiting amino acid in the diet of growing foals....Inadequate protein or lysine intake results in decreased growth and development of young animals. Inadequate intake of protein or required amino acids by mature horses may lead to reduced feed intake, body tissue loss, poor hair coat, and reduced hoof growth.
Recommended Feeding: Each enclosed 4 gram scoop supplies 3 grams of pure lysine. For foals and weanlings up to one year, feed 2 scoops (6 grams l-lysine) per day. Feed mature horses 1 to 3 scoops daily, depending upon activity. Broodmares, breeding stallions, horses in heavy training or competition: 2 to 3 scoops daily. Increase feeding of large breeds proportionately according to body weight in excess of 1,000 pounds.