The well-loved, red powdered vitamin and mineral supplement, supplying 25 essential vitamins and minerals to your horse, with extra linseed for added shine. Benevit has been a feed room favourite for many years. For those wanting an iron-free vitamin and mineral supplement, please see vitamin and mineral balancer in Formulate.
Vitamins and minerals are sometimes referred to as micronutrients due to the small amounts that are required in the diet. However, this does not reflect their importance. Vitamins and minerals are vital for normal function of the body and they play important roles in the body's metabolic processes, for example in the production of energy and the construction of healthy tissue. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the diet will alter bodily functions and eventually lead to disease. However, it is not always possible to determine from looking at your horse or pony whether or not they are receiving adequate micronutrients.
Per 80g (2 scoops)
Weight of Horse/Pony
work per day
work per day
|Up to 250kg/550lb
||1 ¼ scoops|
|250kg/550lb - 400kg/880lb
||1 ½ scoops
|400kg/880lb - 600kg/1320lb
||2 ¾ scoops
1 level (50ml) scoop of Benevit Advance weighs approximately 40g/1.4oz.
Youngstock (weaning to 3 years) and pregnant mares during the last 3 months of gestation should be fed at the rates for medium/hard work according to body weight.
Feed supplements should be fed according to body weight; height has been given as a guide. Introduce to the horse's diet gradually, splitting between feeds (when applicable).