DCP (Dicalcium phosphate) is is used as a premium bioavailable calcium and phosphorous supplement in horse feeds. DCP is for horses with diets deficient in either calcium or phoshorus or both.
DCP contains 22 – 24% calcium and 18 – 19% phosphorous. Therefore, 10 g of DCP will provide approximately 2.4 g of calcium and 1.9 g of phosphorous.
There is no standard recommended feeding rate.
*Balanced Equine offers single ingredients like DCP for people who know what they need to supplement, either have received a Balanced Equine feeding plan with the custom mineral mix recipe that they can put together OR they may have done NRCPlus with Dr Kellon VMD drkellon.com and understand how to calculate what to supplement. Balanced Equine cannot advise the amount to supplement without data.*
The easiest and best way to know what your horse’s intake is deficient in, or what is excessive and out of balance, is to test what your horses eat – pasture or hay.
DCP is a nutritional supplement product for inclusion in horse’s feed. Product has no therapeutic effect and is designed to be administered in a feed for voluntary ingestion for horses.
Animal consumption only.