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Horse Hair Analysis

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Horse hair analysis for minerals, hair sample test for heavy metals, metabolic rate, adrenal and thyroid glandular activity. Improve nutrition and performance. Accurate Equine hair analysis graph results and interpretative report.

Horse Hair Testing Details for Ordering
Test Horse Hair Analysis
Laboratory Trace Elements, Inc.
Price £107.00
Sample type Hair

Horse Hair Testing for 32 Elements with Supporting Nutritional Supplement and Dietary Advice

Equine hair analysis: get this done by taking a small sample of hair, this is then sent to a lab for screening, it reveals not only ratios of minerals, but also provides information regarding the horse's metabolic rate, the adrenal and thyroid glandular status, metabolic type and also suggests horse immune system supplements, vitamins and minerals.

We were often asked, "Do you know where I can find the location of an equine nutritionist test can you tell me where I should go"? Therefore, we decided to add this test for horse owners, managers and vets in the UK.

This test can help you understand your horse's nutrition requirements and may be useful for trainers or buyers who wish to learn about the biochemical profile of their horses and if they are lacking any nutrients such as selenium, calcium and magnesium supplements for horses for example.

Tissue mineral testing of a horse's hair can aid in measuring mineral retention; it may also help to determine the best supplements for feeds (if required) and more importantly, what is not required in order to avoid nutritionally induced deficiencies or imbalances and digestive problems.

The analysis test is easy to conduct with full instructions include and free return address envelope.

Understanding your horse's biochemistry

If you are a horse breeder, it can be an invaluable tool for screening for nutritional deficiencies and heavy metals in brood mares; it can aid and assist in training and performance.

The concern about the possibility of toxic metals being present in feed or pasture and the potential for bioaccumulation is a cause for concern as toxins can be passed from mare to foal.

Avoiding the passing of heavy metals will lead to a reduction in birth abnormalities and safer pregnancies and healthier foals.

More about how it works.

Do take a Look at the pdf sample hair mineral & toxins analysis chart and see what elements are detected.

Don't forget to download this PDF to view the sample hair analysis report for horses.

horse hair analysis

After the test is complete, the results will be returned to you via email as an attached .pdf, as above. If you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact us.

Toxic elements tested for

Here's the toxic elements hair analysis tests for,
Column one shows the element's scientific name,
the second column tells you the elements periodic symbol.
Element Name Element Symbol
Mercury Hg
Beryllium Be
Uranium U
Cadmium Cd
Aluminium Al
Arsenic As
Lead Pb

Elements listed above are toxic these "heavy metals" can interfere with a horse's normal biological processes and biochemical functions. Because they are present in the environment, they are present in all biological systems.

They are poisonous to horses, ideally they should not be present in their bodies in any quantity as they are injurious to health, excretion of them if found is advised to avoid bioaccumulation, either by detoxing or through a change of diet or vitamins and minerals supplementation.

Beneficial minerals tested for

Here's the beneficial minerals hair analysis tests for,
Column one shows the mineral element's scientific name,
the second column tells you the elements periodic symbol.
Element Name Element Symbol
Calcium Ca
Phosphorus P
Selenium Se
Sulphur S
Magnesium Mg
Iron Fe
Boron B
Potassium K
Sodium Na
Manganese Mn
Cobalt Co
Copper Cu
Chromium Cr
Molybdenum Mo
Zinc Zn

Elements listed above are required by the horses to reach optimum performance levels; they have been widely studied and are known to essential for many biological functions within horses.

They play a part in many functions including the endocrine system, muscular activity, maintaining the integrity of the skeleton and joints, reproduction and overall development. They must be replenished through feeds or vitamins and minerals supplementation.

Additional elements tested for

Here's the additional elements hair analysis tests for,
Column one shows the element's scientific name,
the second column tells you the elements periodic symbol.
Element Name Element Symbol
Germanium Ge
Lithium Li
Vanadium V
Tungsten W
Barium Be
Nickel Ni
Strontium Sr
Zirconium Zr
Platinum Pt
Tin Sn

Additional elements listed above are thought to be of benefit to equine health, research is ongoing as to the correct amounts required and their potential benefits, they are obtained either through feeds or vitamins and minerals supplementation.