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Vitamin A

Fat-soluble, antioxidant vitamin. Important for proper eye function, healthy skin and hooves. Needed to maintain healthy epithelial tissue in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tracts. Regulates bone development in young growing horses.

DEFICIENCY: In horses, Vitamin A deficiency can cause night blindness, prolonged shedding, progressive weakness, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing, dry hair coat, anorexia, diarrhea, decreased growth, impaired mineral deposition, impaired intestinal absorption and susceptibility to infections of the respiratory and reproductive tracts.

TOXICITY: Too much Vitamin A in horses has been known to cause bone fragility, abnormal growth of bone tissue and sloughing off of epithelial tissue.

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