Equine Multi-Element Assay of Hair (32 Elements)
The equine hair tissue analysis includes a comprehensive interpretation of the mineral assay performed by a federally licensed laboratory (Trace Elements, Inc.). 15 nutritional elements are measured, 8 toxic metals, 7 significant mineral ratios, 9 toxic ratios, and an additional 15 elements. You receive a printed bound copy.
8 Toxic Heavy Metal Elements: Antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum. These heavy metals are well-known for their interference upon normal biochemical function and causing numerous imbalances.
15 Essential Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, and sulfur. These nutrients play significant roles in such metabolic processes such as muscular activity, endocrine function, reproduction, skeletal integrity, and overall development.
Also includes 15 Additional Elements including: Germanium, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, iodine, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten and zirconium. All mineral/metal levels are reported in milligrams percent (milligrams per one-hundred grams of hair). One milligram percent (mg%) is equal to ten parts per million (ppm).
6 Significant Mineral Ratios: Ca/P, Na/K, Ca/K, Zn/Cu, Na/Mg, Ca/Mg, Fe/Cu. If the relationship between certain minerals in the horse are disturbed, normal biological functions and metabolic activity can be adversely affected.
9 Toxic Mineral/Metal Ratios: Ca/Pb, Fe/Pb, Fe/Hg, Se/Hg, Zn/Cd, An/Hg, S/Hg, S/Cd, S/Pb. Research has shown that toxic minerals/metals can also produce an antagonistic effect on various essential minerals, leading to disturbances in their metabolic utilization.
Also included are 11 Additional Ratios: Ca/Sr, Cr/V, Cu/Mo, Fe/Co, K/Co, K/Li, Mg/B, S/Cu, Se/Tl, Se/Sn, Zn/Sn
A calculated comparison of two elements to each other is called a ratio. To calculate a ratio value, the first mineral level is divided by the second mineral level.
An individualized evaluation and discussion of mineral patterns and their impact on chemistry and performance are written out. Tissue mineral levels related to feed and water mineral content are also discussed. Dietary supplement recommendations (by Trace Elements, Inc.) are given based solely upon hair mineral patterns determined.
What are the steps to receiving my report?
Once you place an order for the hair analysis with us, we send you the hair sample kit with complete instructions on how to take the hair sample. The kit is mailed in a USPS Mail envelope (within USA only). The state of NY is excluded.
The kit includes a lab submittal form with envelope, and complete instructions on how to take the hair sample. You then send the hair sample to the lab, and the lab sends us a printed bound copy which we then ship via USPS First Class Mail to you.
Please Note: In most cases, the turnaround time to receive your hair analysis results from the time you place the order with us is 2-4 weeks.
Also Note: Please include the name of the horse in the "Additional Information" box when placing your order or contact us to let us know. This is to ensure that we can match your order and mailing address to the name on the report.
8 - 10 page report