Herbs for Horses Vitamin C
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant found in many fresh fruits and vegetables and which is also synthesized to some degree in horses. Vitamin C is important in protecting the lung against oxidative damage and is decreased in lung lining fluid of horses with airway inflammation. Supplementation with vitamin C may improve clinical outcome and antioxidant balance in horses with acute and chronic lower airway disease. In animals with heaves vitamin C increases the potency and duration of beta adrenergic agonists effective in asthma and COPD.