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EQUI-VITAL reviewed by Deirdre Hartog

Published on Friday, April 27, 2018 in General

"I love the Equi-Vital all natural feed supplement.  It's full of essential minerals and vitamins to keep the horses feeling and looking great and their coats shining.  I feed it to all my showjumping performance and breeding horses." Deirdre Hartog Breeder owner and horse lover.


Deirdre Hartog has been a friend of mine since I was competing in Junior showjumping competitions with her daughter Lauren Hartog, Lauren was always the one to beat on her amazing mare Special Bidda, so when were were chatting about her current team of horses and what she does to keep them at the top of their game was came across Equi-Vital and I had to find out more!


Here is what I found:



Australia’s only all natural feed supplement, Equi-Vital, was formulated by Equine Herbalists Victoria Ferguson and Denise Farrugia.

Bursting with essential nutrients, this unique raw food recipe is hand blended by Denise and shipped all over Australia.

Raw Wheat Germ, straight from the mill, freshly crushed French White Millet, Rosehips, Brewer’s Yeast and Australian Seaweed provide an abundant source of nutrients essential to equine health.

American Holistic Veterinarian Alan Schoen states that “Overall health & hair coat quality are consistently better when animals are fed live foods as opposed to processed foods.”

Minerals, vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and phyto-nutrients are highly bio-available to horses from this product.

It’s hard not to glaze over when one is confronted with lists of minerals and vitamins, so here’s a brief summary on Equi-Vital nutrients

French White Millet– Silica – needed for absorption of Calcium & Magnesium

Raw Wheat Germ– Phosphorous (very handy if feeding a no-grain diet) plus Magnesium & Potassium,  and a stunning number of Vitamins – Vit A, Lecithin, B1, B2, B5, B6, Biotin, Choline, Folic Acid and Inositol.

Rosehips – highest plant source of Vitamin C, plus Iron, Copper, Cobalt, essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants. Total minerals 18 & Vitamins 14.

Brewer’s Yeast– a rich source of Chromium plus Selenium and another treasure trove of B Group Vitamins

Seaweed– abundant in Calcium plus 45 other minerals

Iodine occurring as amino acids, most essential amino acids and Vitamin B12 (which is not in Brewer’s Yeast).

Equi-Vital has been independently tested by Livestock Logic, providing an excellent balance of minerals, trace elements and vitamins. 

Victoria Ferguson, Author of The Complete Horse Herbal  states “Because the nutrients in Equi-vital are from raw food sources, they are digested and assimilated more easily than synthetic supplements.”

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