There is no standard recommended feeding rate. Balanced Equine does not recommend supplementation of copper in isolation. Copper supplementation should be considered along with levels of zinc in the intake. The ratios of minerals are important and feeding one mineral without supplementing correct levels of another can be detrimental to horse health.
*Balanced Equine offers single ingredients like poly copper 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.
NRC (National Research Council) proposed upper safe limits
Cu 250 ppm (but 791 ppm for 6 months produced no obvious toxicity)
These upper limits are based on the amount eaten, for example:
Cu 2500 mg/day for 10 kg DM intake
Poly copper 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.