TRM products are an essential part of my horses’ training regime and well being, ensuring their maxiumum performance.
Willie Mullins Irish Champion National Hunt Trainer
The rigours of National Hunt Racing test every aspect of the Equine Athlete. With TRM I am sure that my horses’ nutritional requirements are met.
Donald McCain Racehorse Trainer
Chelated Copper Syrup was formulated to provide horses with an easily absorbed form of copper. Copper is essential for the formation and maintenance of all connective tissues and skeletal mineralisation.
TRM’s Chelated Copper is an amino acid chelated copper.
Instructions for proper use:
Adult Horses: Feed 25ml per day.
Foals and Yearlings: Feed 15ml per day.
What is the difference between Chelated Copper and inorganic copper?
Inorganic copper is copper that has been taken from the earth by mining. Examples of inorganic copper products are copper sulphates and copper carbonates. They may be inexpensive but they are no good! TRM”s Chelated Copper is an organic copper. This is the only way to orally supplement copper in horses and other animals. Chelated copper is an organic compound with metallic content, where the metal ion (Cu++) in the compound is surrounded by and bonded to organic matter. This organic matter is amino acids. Copper must be in a neutral & stable form to be absorbed.
Inhibitory Factors to Copper Uptake
pH of soil – too acidic or too alkaline
Excess Phosphate ( Fertiliser pollutant)
Excess Vitamin C
Leaching in the Soil
Moisture content in the soil
Maturity and/or species of plants grown
Disorders resulting from Copper Deficiency
Blood – Anaemia is notorious in animals. Copper is needed as an enzymatic component for RBC formation.
Blood Vessels – Copper deficiencies can lead to ruptures in either the aorta or the main uterine artery especially in aged mares after foaling.
Bone – Bone abnormalities characterise almost all copper deficient animals particularly young stock. Metabolic Bone Disesase or the preferred term DOD (Developmental Orthopaedic Disease) is now accepted as one of the predisposing factors in this disease. Deficiencies of the copper enzyme lysl oxidase result in poor collagen and bone formation. DOD diseases include: