D-Carb (Balance)

  • Category: Supplements
  • Brand: MVP Med-Vet Pharmaceuticals
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D-Carb™ (Balance) supports healthy 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 diets, it is important to provide vitamins/minerals and other antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.

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.  

 

 

 

 

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(Excludes Sand-Free)
 
 

The map below indicates ground transit time via Fed Ex. All orders placed before 3:00 p.m. CST will be shipped the same day.  ALL orders placed Friday (after 3PM)/Saturday/Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.


VACCINE ORDERS

Orders placed over the weekend (Friday after 3PM/Saturday/Sunday) will be shipped the following Monday.  All vaccines orders are shipped to be received within the same week (ie. Any order placed Wednesday (after 3 p.m. CST), Thursday or Friday to ship 2 day air, we will hold your order to ship on the following Monday).  No vaccines will be shipped on a Friday.

We strongly recommend ALL vaccine orders be shipped 2nd day or Next day air. Vaccines not shipped in this manner are non-returnable/non-refundable.  All vaccine orders are shipped in a bio-cooler with ice ice packs.  



VACCINES ONLY - FLAT RATES
2-DAY AIR:  $22.00
Next Day Air:  $35.00



NOTE  Express order delivery time:  Example:  2 day air (2 business days) - if your order ships on Monday, you will receive it Wednesday.  Air shipping Flat Rates apply to FedEx service only.  Vaccines are not shipped on Fridays - NO Saturday express deliveries unless requested (additional express charges will apply).

WEATHER DELAYS:  We are not able to reimburse air charges due to inclement weather that is not in our control.

 

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Unless item is designated "FOB", or marked "Freight Charges Apply" shipping by ground service is FREE within the contiguous 48 states (Fed Ex ground or SpeeDee only).

 MVP supplements ship FREE (Exlcuding Sand Free).


If shipping to a commercial address: Your package will be delivered during the work week (Monday through Friday).
 


WHEN ORDERING REMEMBER $35.00 minimum order necessary for shipment.
$35.00 - $75.00 order add $6.95 handling.
ALL products marked FOB (Freight On Board) OR Freight Charges Apply - will incur a freight charge.

 

  

   

 

 

 

National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), an industry group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. Founded in 2001, NASC Members are industry participants and other stakeholders of the finest animal supplements who are committed to the highest current standards of quality in the industry today.

The Council's overriding goal is to promote the health and well-being of non-human food chain animals that are given nutritional supplements by their owners, and to protect and enhance the integrity of the animal supplements industry.

The cornerstone of NASC's mission is to work cooperatively with state, federal, and international governmental officials to create a legislative and regulatory environment that provides a framework that is Fair, Reasonable, Responsible and Nationally Consistent.

Such an environment of safety, accuracy and quality serves the interests of NASC's members by ensuring that ethical manufacturing and labeling practices are complied with throughout the industry.

NASC Seal of Quality…

As part of its ongoing effort to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry, NASC initiated its Quality Seal Program. The Seal is a way for consumers to know that when they buy a product, they buy from a reputable manufacturer that has successfully completed a facility audit. Different from the NASC logo, the Seal is a privilege for members to use on their products and signifies that the company has been audited for the implementation of specific standards. Members must agree to adhere to NASC’s quality standards, part of which includes submitting to an independent audit to ensure conformance with quality system requirements.

 

 Magnesium (Mg) is a macro mineral that is frequently recommended for a wide range of equine health conditions. Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, a healthy heart, healthy immune system and strong bones. Magnesium aids to regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Since a symptom of magnesium deficiency is agitation or anxiety, it is included in many calming supplements.

Phosphorus is a macromineral that, like Calcium, is found in highest amounts in bone. It is also required for energy production and the synthesis of many vital compounds such as DNA. The minerals calcium (Ca) and phosphorous (P) play a major role in proper growth and development of the skeletal system in horses. Ideally, horses should receive slightly more calcium than phosphorus – a ratio between 1:1 and 2:1.

Calcium is a micromineral found in highest amounts in bone and teeth. However, it also has important roles in supporting muscle contraction, cell membranes, blood clotting, enzymes regulation, and hormone release. Absorption of calcium from the small intestine is controlled by vitamin D but can be reduced if there is too much phosphorus in the diet. Ideally, horses should receive slightly more calcium than phosphorus – a ratio between 1:1 and 2:1. Pregnant and lactating mares, growing horses, and exercising horses may need more dietary calcium than an adult horse at rest. 

Zinc (Zn) is a micromineral involved in over 100 enzyme systems ranging from support of connective tissue formation and antioxidants to carbohydrate metabolism and immune system function. It is most recognized for its role in healthy skin and hooves.

Manganese is a micromineral that aids in bone formation, growth and reproduction. It also supports carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Supplementation should be considered because not all diets provide the same levels of manganese. It plays an important role in young growing horses as well as active performance horses.

Salt (sodium chloride or NaCl) plays an important role in maintaining hydration, nerve and muscle function and also helps regulate body's pH balance. Many equine diets can be low in sodium, therefore additional supplementation may be necessary and can vary depend on workload, exercise, weight etc.  According to the Nutrient Requirements of Horses (NRC), a 1,100 pound adult horse in no work requires 10 grams of sodium daily, which can be met by giving 1 ounce of salt daily.

Vitamin E is considered the most important antioxidant and works closely with selenium to protect the body from the oxidative stress of exercise and illness. Found in high amounts in fresh pasture, levels begin to decay the moment pasture is cut for hay. That is why any horse that does not have access to grass, regardless of its activity level or health, would be a candidate for vitamin E supplementation. Horses are not very efficient in storing vitamin E and deficiency may be accelerated if the diet is deficient in selenium.

Copper (Cu) is a micromineral that aids in the production of normal connective tissues including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. As a component of many enzyme systems, it is also involved in making iron available to the body for blood, in producing skin and coat pigments, in proper nerve signaling and in repairing antioxidants.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is an antioxidant that plays a role in helping combat harmful free radicals. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect the tissues of the body and also important in the production of connective tissues like tendons and ligaments.

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that serve many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission and reproduction.

Vitamin A is well known for its role in supporting healthy vision, immune function, and skin/coat. However, it is also needed for respiratory health, reproduction, soft tissue and normal skeletal development in young growing horses and exercising horses that are remodeling bone.

Vitamin D (Calciferol) plays an indirect role in bone growth and maintenance by managing the levels of calcium (Ca) in the body. It assists in the absorption of Ca from the intestine, the movement of Ca into and out of bone, and the amount of Ca excreted by the kidneys.

Iodine is aids in reproduction and normal physiological function in the horse. This is due to the important role that it plays in natural thyroid metabolism and in the synthesis of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones fulfill multiple functions ranging from healthy cell regulation to tissue differentiation and growth.

Chromium is a trace mineral which works with insulin to regulate blood sugar.

Selenium is a trace mineral that along with vitamin E function together to help to protect body tissues from free radical damage that occurs during oxidation (the conversion of feedstuffs into energy). While some parts of the country have high levels of selenium in their soil and therefore the plants that grow there, selenium deficiency is not uncommon and reported in many states. Therefore, most horses may require supplementation to meet the NRC requirement of 1-3 mg/day, depending on activity level. *NRC upper safe limit approx. 20 mg/day in total diet.

The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that support many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission, reproduction, and division (especially rapidly dividing ones such as red blood cells). B vitamins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), choline, biotin, inositol and others are sometimes referred to as B-vitamins. For most of the B-vitamins, microorganisms in the large intestine make all the horse needs. Only thiamine and riboflavin have NRC dietary requirements. However, research suggests B-vitamin supplementation may be beneficial to horses with little access to fresh pasture and/or during any periods of stress (training, injury, travel, etc.)

Probiotics are live microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) that help promote healthy digestive function and support a healthy immune system. Often referred to as ‘good bugs’ they help break down ingredients/contents that the body normally can't, and help inhibit ‘bad bugs’ from growing. 

 

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SKU:  Size FOB Cost Per Day Price Quantity
73160380 10lb (40 days) Foil bag Ships FREE $1.57 $62.75
73160384 25lb (100 days) Bucket Ships FREE $1.38 $137.50
73160388 35lb (140 days) Bucket Ships FREE $1.29 $180.50

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  • Julie
  • Roberts, MT
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
I have a IR 17 year old 1/2 quarter 1/2 percheron gelding. I have used D-Carb Balance for a year and it has helped him. His neck is down and is not so stiff, and he is leaner. He is walking normal without a sore feet. I have him out to pasture 4-5 hours a day and on timothy grass. I add this to Enrich Plus low carb feed and he likes it. I am also giving it to my 7 year old gelding that loves to eat and easily puts weight on. Good product.
  • Carol
  • Elkhart, IN
  • Friday, November 25, 2016
Our two 20 year old Morgan geldings have been fed D-Carb Balance for a year now and are doing great. Their body score has improved and they seem much happier. Our vet and farrier are very pleased with there improved health condition
  • Crissy
  • Pleasant Garden, NC
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015
I have been using D Carb Balance on my Paso Fino Mare for about 8yrs now and it has been a God Send! She is an easy keeper and had a very crusty neck and fat pockets on her ribs but since using this product she has maintained her weight and no more crest! She is also alot calmer and loves the taste, she eats it right up! I just purchased the 35lb size & will be using it on her sister as well. Just feeding this & good quality hay! This is an excellent Product, my Vet is Amazed! I Highly Recommend It!
  • Pennie
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Saturday, February 2, 2013
I have been using this product for more than 6 months on a 13 yo paint mare that was getting numerous fat pockets on her. My vet said she was getting susceptible to having medical issues because of this. The mare is ridden regularly and fed only timothy hay. At times, she was abit cranky as well. Within 2 months she lost the fat pockets and has slimmed down considerably. All this without increasing her exercise or cutting back her hay. Her attitude is also back to being pleasing and willing. This product does what is says and I plan on using it for her indefinitely plus letting others know about who may have a horse(s) with similar issues.
  • Andrea
  • THORP, WA
  • Sunday, January 13, 2013
We have been feeding this to our 13 year old halflinger gelding. His attitude has improved greatly, usually he is cranky and tries to break the gate down to get a more food (always hungry and a very easy keeper). He will get this for the rest of his life!
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