NAF Limestone Flour

  • A rich source of calcium designed to supplement bone growth requirements.

  • NAF’s pure Limestone Flour should be fed when there is a need for additional calcium in the diet to supplement bone growth requirements.

  • Calcium is essential to all animals for bone and tissue growth and integrity. Calcium salts make up approximately 70%of the weight of the bone, and it is this that gives bone it's rigidity.

  • Calcium also has a number of other important roles to play throughout the body. It helps in muscle contractions, particularly of the heart, and it has a role in the nerve impulse transmission in the central nervous system.

  • Perhaps calcium’s best known role is in milk production and it is vital that lactating mares have an adequate supply.

  • Limestone Flour is recommended as a source of calcium for those on a ‘straights’ or cereal based diet, particularly if bran is included, to balance the calcium to phosphorous ratio.

  • A lack of calcium in the horse is seen as epiphysitis and weakness.

  • Limestone Flour contains only ground limestone and is, essentially, pure calcium.

  • However limestone flour is not recommended for youngstock, as excess calcium can lead to developmental abnormalities such as Osteochondrosis desicans (OCD).

  • For youngsters requiring adequate calcium in a balanced form, see Mare, Foal and Youngstock Supplement.

  • Please allow 7 days delivery for 15kg (Customer special order)

NAF Limestone Flour