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Mag-E
Calming Supplement for Anxious and Nervous Horses
Trying to get a nervous, spooky or stressed out horse to stay calm during competition or training is tough, but Kohnke’s Own Mag-E can help! Mag-E is the perfect supplement to ensure horses remain calm and focused during training and competition.

Mag-E can be given daily for relaxed, steady behaviour or supplemented a few days before and during an event to take the edge off, allowing your horse to relax and focus without reducing performance.

Mag-E contains multiple calming nutrients to help focus horses more effectively and it does not swab, making it legal for competition.  Mag-E has an innovative formulation which includes synergistic calming nutrients which work together to normalise nerve and muscle function.

Product Information
Trying to get a nervous, spooky or stressed out horse to stay calm during competition or training is tough, but Kohnke’s Own Mag-E can help! Mag-E is the perfect supplement to ensure horses remain calm and focused during training and competition.

Mag-E can be given daily for relaxed, steady behaviour or supplemented a few days before and during an event to take the edge off, allowing your horse to relax and focus without reducing performance.

Mag-E contains multiple calming nutrients to help focus horses more effectively and it does not swab, making it legal for competition.  Mag-E has an innovative formulation which includes synergistic calming nutrients which work together to normalise nerve and muscle function.

Our Concept for Mag-E

We designed Mag-E with a high potency formulation for a better uptake in the digestive system, making it more effective than other common calmers.

Dealing with anxious, tense or ‘hot’ horses whether at home or during an outing is a frustrating problem. Mag-E is an effective solution, used and trusted by owners across Australia for all types of horses, from top level equestrian horses and racing Thoroughbreds to riding club horses and led in show ponies.

Our Concept for Mag-E
We designed Mag-E with a high potency formulation for a better uptake in the digestive system, making it more effective than other common calmers.

Dealing with anxious, tense or ‘hot’ horses whether at home or during an outing is a frustrating problem. Mag-E is an effective solution, used and trusted by owners across Australia for all types of horses, from top level equestrian horses and racing Thoroughbreds to riding club horses and led in show ponies.

Which Horses Benefit?
  • Daily supplement for anxious or nervous horses
  • Young or inexperienced horses starting training or new to the competition environment
  • Performance horses where calm, focused work is crucial
  • Horses anxious about travel, those who suffer separation anxiety
  • Horses with spooky, fizzy behaviour in spring and summer – ‘Spring Fever’
  • Horses with Pasture Associated Stringhalt, headshaking or other nerve issues where calm behaviour avoids aggravating nerve or muscle damage
Major Ingredients
  • Magnesium, with the majority as a protein-coated, organic chelated form for optimum digestive absorption and utilisation in nerve and muscle cells.
  • High potency vitamin E for optimum nerve and muscle function
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) for extra calming action
  • Base of stomach soothing yeasts and other natural, synergistic nutrients.
  • Powdered supplement with sticky consistency and vanilla flavour for excellent palatability and easy feeding.
Supplementation Guidelines

Each level scoopful of Mag-E provides 15 grams. 

The normal supplementation rate is 15 grams for horses (400 – 600 kg body weight). For ponies (less than 400 kg) give 10 grams and horses larger than 600 kg can be given up to 30 grams daily.

Mag-E is normally given initially as a loading amount of 30 – 45 grams per day for horses for the first 5-7 days, before reducing to the normal maintenance rate.

Mag-E can be used daily, on a long-term basis of 15 grams in the feed for horses which are naturally more nervy or stressed types.

Mag-E is also suitable for horses which need help during competitions or busy shows, if unfocused or fidgety in stressful surroundings.  Mag-E can be used as a double dose (30 grams) in the feed, or even mixed as a long-lasting paste (30 – 45 grams of Mag-E with 20 ml water and 20 ml vegetable oil), before competitions or situations where relaxed, calm performance is paramount.

Pack Sizes and Supply
425 gram pouch (28 days supply) available for $42.00 which is $1.48 cost per dose.

1 kg pouch (66 days supply) available for $93.22 which is $1.40 cost per dose.

2.5 kg bucket (166 days supply) available for $187.54 which is $1.13 cost per dose.

** Days supply is calculated from the 15 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) routine supplementation.  Prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP) including GST (Australian Dollars).  Prices may vary between different retailers.

Choose Australia’s popular calming supplement, Kohnke’s Own Mag-E, for effective results in all anxious, nervous or unfocussed horses.

Which Horses Benefit?
  • Daily supplement for anxious or nervous horses
  • Young or inexperienced horses starting training or new to the competition environment
  • Performance horses where calm, focused work is crucial
  • Horses anxious about travel, those who suffer separation anxiety
  • Horses with spooky, fizzy behaviour in spring and summer – ‘Spring Fever’
  • Horses with Pasture Associated Stringhalt, headshaking or other nerve issues where calm behaviour avoids aggravating nerve or muscle damage
Major Ingredients
  • Magnesium, with the majority as a protein-coated, organic chelated form for optimum digestive absorption and utilisation in nerve and muscle cells.
  • High potency vitamin E for optimum nerve and muscle function
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) for extra calming action
  • Base of stomach soothing yeasts and other natural, synergistic nutrients.
  • Powdered supplement with sticky consistency and vanilla flavour for excellent palatability and easy feeding.
Supplementation Guidelines

Each level scoopful of Mag-E provides 15 grams. 

The normal supplementation rate is 15 grams for horses (400 – 600 kg body weight). For ponies (less than 400 kg) give 10 grams and horses larger than 600 kg can be given up to 30 grams daily.

Mag-E is normally given initially as a loading amount of 30 – 45 grams per day for horses for the first 5-7 days, before reducing to the normal maintenance rate.

Mag-E can be used daily, on a long-term basis of 15 grams in the feed for horses which are naturally more nervy or stressed types.

Mag-E is also suitable for horses which need help during competitions or busy shows, if unfocused or fidgety in stressful surroundings.  Mag-E can be used as a double dose (30 grams) in the feed, or even mixed as a long-lasting paste (30 – 45 grams of Mag-E with 20 ml water and 20 ml vegetable oil), before competitions or situations where relaxed, calm performance is paramount.

Pack Sizes and Supply
425 gram pouch (28 days supply) available for $42.00 which is $1.48 cost per dose.

1 kg pouch (66 days supply) available for $93.22 which is $1.40 cost per dose.

2.5 kg bucket (166 days supply) available for $187.54 which is $1.13 cost per dose.

** Days supply is calculated from the 15 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) routine supplementation.  Prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP) including GST (Australian Dollars).  Prices may vary between different retailers.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to give Mag-E every day for it to be effective?
Some horses have a naturally more tense and reactive disposition, which can make training and competition difficult for horse and rider.  If you find your horse is over-reactive or ‘flighty’, even in normal everyday situations, Kohnke’s Own Mag-E can be a helpful daily supplement for calm and steady behaviour.

Other horses are relaxed at home in regular surroundings, but become fidgety, stressed or anxious at competitions or other busy events.  In these situations, Mag-E may only need to be supplemented for a few days before and during the event to support a focused and calm performance.

Will Mag-E make my horse dull or lazy?
Horse owners around Australia use Mag-E to help calm and focus their horse, whether a pleasure riding pony or an equine athlete competing at the highest levels of equestrian sports and even racing.  Mag-E does not make a horse dull or dopey, in fact, many top riders use Mag-E to help maintain a relaxed focus in their horse during big competitions, including Show-Jumping and Eventing.
How does Mag-E compare to other calmers?
Mag-E is scientifically formulated to provide specific nutrients necessary for optimum muscle and nerve function in all horses. With quality ingredients in a high potency, synergistic formulation, Mag-E gives a more effective result compared to other calmers.

Mag-E includes premium forms of specific nutrients, including a special, highly bioavailable magnesium, a protein-coated organic chelate, which has a better uptake in the digestive system compared to common calming supplements based on magnesium oxide, chloride or sulfate.  In fact, Mag-E contains less magnesium than most other calmer, but it has a much more effective and targeted action.

Mag-E also contains vitamin E for normal nerve function in two forms, a water soluble form and a fat soluble, high potency natural form of RRR-vitamin E.  Mag-E also includes vitamin B1 (thiamine) for extra calming help and a base of stomach soothing ingredients for tense or irritated horses.

The active ingredients in Mag-E are scientifically linked to calming and normalising nerve function, especially when the diet contains excess minerals or salts, such as higher potassium in spring grasses.  As Mag-E contains the safer and superior form of organic chelated magnesium, it is successfully supplemented without digestive upset or mineral overload common to other calmers, especially pastes which can cause loose manure.

Why doesn’t Mag-E contain Tryptophan?
Mag-E does not contain tryptophan because we believe that this amino acid can cause variable results in horses, with some horses becoming calmer, but others becoming more sensitive or over-reactive.  Mag-E has been developed over many years of field trials in hundreds of horses to perfect a formulation that has become a highly popular calmer for all types of horses and ponies.
Are there any side effects from giving my horse Mag-E long term?
Mag-E is safe to use long term without build-up or ill-effects.  This is because Mag-E uses a special organic chelate of magnesium, which actually has a low level of magnesium per dose, but is much more effective in horses.  Other calmers using magnesium oxide, chloride or sulfate at high amounts may cause ‘overload’ of mineral absorption and lead to digestive upset, loose manure or diarrhoea.  Mag-E is especially beneficial to sensitive horses as it doesn’t cause digestive upset, even at high supplementation rates.

There is no need to ‘wash out’ Mag-E or rest from supplementation as long term use will not cause ‘build up’ or lose effectiveness.  However, many riders and trainers find that once training has progressed and the horse is more confident with the help of Mag-E, supplementation can often be reduced to a dose every second day to maintain focus, or even given just before events or competitions.

Does my horse’s diet matter when using Mag-E?
Mag-E will help all horses to remain more focused and steady, but if your horse is naturally anxious or over-reactive, Mag-E is often best combined with a ‘cool’ energy diet.  We suggest using more roughage & fibre sources and oil, for example, Kohnke’s Own Energy Gold for slow release, ‘non-fizzy’, fat-based energy.  Reducing amounts of cooked or commercial pelleted feeds, especially containing extruded or micronized grain, is also a good idea to limit sugar & carbohydrate content to avoid overload of highly available energy which can cause fizzy behaviour.
Why does green grass make my horse hot and can Mag-E help?
Spring is the season when grass starts to grow more quickly again after the slow winter months.  That first flush of grass, especially after some rain, can be loaded with simple sugars to fuel quick growth of new pasture.  However, this high sugar content increases the energy level of the pasture grazed, giving your horse a sugar hit!  A higher proportion of the sugars are also available as fructans in spring, which as a hindgut-fermented sugar, contributes to hot, fizzy behaviour.  Some horses experience ‘Spring Fever’ when grasses are lush and growing with excess sugars and potassium.  Mag-E is a recommended supplement during these periods and can be reduced once the rapid grass growth period has passed.
Is magnesium deficiency a common problem in horses?
Grass that is growing rapidly has a higher level of potassium, especially in spring, which can affect the balance of minerals absorbed and available for use.  Potassium is a mineral salt which absorbs in the same digestive sites in the small intestine as other minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and especially magnesium.  Excess potassium is known to reduce the absorption of magnesium, a mineral which is used in many different body systems in the horse, especially in muscles and nerves.

Much of this information comes from bovine research, where the problem of magnesium deficiency is termed grass tetany and can lead to nerve disorders, convulsions and even death.  However, there is a lot of evidence that horses are affected by the same competition between potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus mineral uptake and the absorption of magnesium, even though they are not as susceptible to serious magnesium deficiency.  A subclinical or mild magnesium deficiency can often affect behaviour as a first symptom, leading to an increase in anxiety and nervousness in horses which are usually calm and steady.

Does Mag-E help muscle performance, strength and soreness?
Magnesium is regarded as being beneficial for muscles and Mag-E can help sensitive horses which have muscle fatigue or soreness.  However, the magnesium in Mag-E, as well as the synergistic nutrients included in the formulation, are particularly targeted to normalise nerve and muscle function to ensure calm and focussed behaviour.

Optimal muscle performance is often complemented by the addition of specialist antioxidant blends, such as Kohnke’s Own E-Se Supplets or Cell-E Premium, which includes a higher level of multiple nutrients for optimum muscle health, strength and stamina, such as organic chelated selenium.

What other conditions can be helped by using Mag-E?
Normal nerve function is extremely important when horses are recovering from Pasture Associated Stringhalt (also known as Australian Stringhalt) or have nervous issues such as headshaking.  Mag-E is a helpful supplement to keep a horse calm and steady to avoid aggravating symptomatic behaviour.  Mare behavioural issues or separation anxiety can often be helped with a short course of Mag-E to help calm and focus a troubled horse.  Mag-E is particularly recommended to help horses cope with unfamiliar surroundings or new training regimes which require a higher level of focus.
What is the best way to give Mag-E?
Mag-E is presented as a sticky powder with a palatable vanilla flavour which horses love!  Mag-E is normally given in the daily feed and mixes well (wet or dry) into small supplementary feeds or the main meal each day.  Mag-E can also be mixed with oil and water to easily create a palatable oral paste, which some owners prefer to give during busy competition days.  Compared to expensive ready-made calming pastes, a Mag-E paste is highly economical and with an effective, long lasting action!
Does Mag-E contain any banned substances?
Mag-E does not contain any banned substances or contravene the Rules of Racing or FEI Competition. Mag-E does not swab and is completely legal to be used with all performance horses in FEI competitions.

For use in racehorses, we recommend that you follow local guidelines on use of any supplements prior to race day.

“My 13.3 chestnut Arab riding pony uses your Mag-E, before using it she would trot up and down the fence line all day and would have her days where she would get forward, but once putting her on Mag-E she is now always very calm when riding her.”  Abbey A, VIC

Testimonial Abbey A, VIC

“My 13.3 chestnut Arab riding pony uses your Mag-E, before using it she would trot up and down the fence line all day and would have her days where she would get forward, but once putting her on Mag-E she is now always very calm when riding her.”  Abbey A, VIC

“My boy had some nerve issues when going out in competition. He was also beautiful at home or lessons but the competition atmosphere always got to him. So I started him on your Mag-E, and wow, he is a different horse. So relaxed going through all 3 phases of the horse trials calmly. And at the end came home in 1st place! Super happy! And to say he will remain on it indefinitely!”  Anna P, VIC

Testimonial Anna P, VIC

“My boy had some nerve issues when going out in competition. He was also beautiful at home or lessons but the competition atmosphere always got to him. So I started him on your Mag-E, and wow, he is a different horse. So relaxed going through all 3 phases of the horse trials calmly. And at the end came home in 1st place! Super happy! And to say he will remain on it indefinitely!”  Anna P, VIC

“Mag-E has been fantastic for my young stallion Arpregio LP. Mag-E has really helped him settle when travelling and working in new places.” Jenny M, NSW

Testimonial Jenny M, NSW

“Mag-E has been fantastic for my young stallion Arpregio LP. Mag-E has really helped him settle when travelling and working in new places.” Jenny M, NSW

“Before using Mag-E Music was very nervy and ALWAYS on edge. Ever since putting him on Mag-E, 2 and a half years ago, he has been a completely different horse. In the first 6 months before using it I never thought I would be able to compete him and even had the thought of selling him as he was just too much for me. But by miracle, after 6 months of Mag-E we competed at our first comp (State Titles) where we won some broad ribbons. I have even been able to ride music completely tackless, which is something I thought would never be possible. I know I owe this all to Kohnke’s Own as I can tell the difference in Music’s behaviour after a couple of days without Mag-E. So thank you for an amazing product which I will continue to use and recommend.” Shania H, NSW.

Testimonial Shania H, NSW.
“Before using Mag-E Music was very nervy and ALWAYS on edge. Ever since putting him on Mag-E, 2 and a half years ago, he has been a completely different horse. In the first 6 months before using it I never thought I would be able to compete him and even had the thought of selling him as he was just too much for me. But by miracle, after 6 months of Mag-E we competed at our first comp (State Titles) where we won some broad ribbons. I have even been able to ride music completely tackless, which is something I thought would never be possible. I know I owe this all to Kohnke’s Own as I can tell the difference in Music’s behaviour after a couple of days without Mag-E. So thank you for an amazing product which I will continue to use and recommend.” Shania H, NSW.

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