Vitamin E is one of a group of 8 fat soluble vitamins and is often found in both muscle and joint supplements. It is a biological antioxidant.
Vitamin E serves to maintain normal neuromuscular function. Equine diseases that develop in the face of vitamin E deficiency in young animals include nutritional myodegeneration in conjunction with selenium deficiency, equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, and equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy. Adult horses deficient in vitamin E may develop a vitamin E deficient myopathy or equine motor neuron disease (EMND)« Back to Glossary Index