Carotene 3kg - Fertility in breeding stock


A source of beta-carotene, protected vitamins and highly assimilable trace elements.

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1 measuring cup (80 g) of CAROTENE provides...
800 mg of beta-carotene, 80,000 IU of vitamin A, 1,200 mg of vitamin E, 172 mg of vitamin B3, 576 mg of zinc, 240 mg of manganese and 120 mg of copper, 1.2 mg of organic selenium and 1.6 mg of iodine.


Reverdy Carotene is a nutritional supplement (small pellets) for breeding horses (mares and stallions).

A source of beta-carotene, protected vitamins and highly assimilable trace elements.
Contributes to the improvement of fertility in breeding stock and colostrum quality in broodmares.

Why using Reverdy Carotene?

  • Covers daily requirements in beta-carotene, vitamins A, E and B3, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and iodine.
  • Can be used at higher doses in the following situations:
    • Fertility disorders in mares and stallions,
    • Last third of the gestation period (improvement in colostrum quality).

Advanced composition

Barley, extruded linseed, fructose, calcium carbonate.

Zinc (Hydrated amino acids chelate) 7,200 mg
Manganese (Amino acids chelate) 3,000 mg
Copper (Hydrated amino acids chelate) 1,500 mg
Iodine (Calcium iodate) 20 mg
Selenium (Organic selenium) 15 mg
Beta-carotene 10,000 mg
Vitamin A 1,000,000 IU
Vitamin E 15,000 mg
Vitamin B3 (PP or Niacin) 2,150 mg




Humidity 10 %
Total protein 15 %
Fats and oils 4.5 %
Crude fibre 4.5 %
Ash 9 %
Calcium 0.45 %
Phosphorus 0.25 %
Sodium 0.1 %
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Suggested use

Feed with cereals or pelleted feed. Mix well into the ration.
1 measuring cup = 80 g

Maintenance dose ½ measuring cup (40 g)
equivalent to 8 g /100 kg (liveweight)
75 days
Maximum recommended dose 1½ measuring cups (120 g)
equivalent to 24 g /100 kg (liveweight)
25 days

In breeding stock (mares and stallions), we advise starting REVERDY CAROTENE at least 6 to 8 weeks before the first service.

For ponies, administer a daily dose in proportion to the animal’s liveweight.

Free from Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) in accordance with the regulations of racing codes, FEI, FFE and SHF.


Beta-carotene could improve mare fertility:

    • as a precursor of vitamin A in the follicles, it participates in the synthesis of oestrogens and is thus favourable to good follicular growth,
    • as local antioxidant, it protects cells in the reproductive system from attack by free radicals,
    • following ovulation, it assures the correct functioning of the corpus luteum within which it takes part in the synthesis of progesterone. It contributes in this way to maintaining gestation.

Amongst the effects observed when supplementing with beta-carotene we can note more visible heats, a reduction in the number of ovarian cysts, an improved fertility level, a reduction in embryo mortality as well as a drop in the number of retained placentas.

In the stallion, beta-carotene participates (as a precursor of vitamin A) in the synthesis of testosterone. It assures correct production and maturity of spermatozoa. Thanks to its' antioxidant action, it helps protect spermatozoa from attack by free radicals.

Vitamin A affects protein synthesis with consequences on epithelium integrity in the reproductive system, the production of sexual hormones and immunity.

Vitamin E and organic selenium reinforce the antioxidant action of beta-carotene. Furthermore, supplementing with them allows an increase in colostrum antibody concentrations (IgG and IgM) as well as the quantity of colostrum produced, thus leading to a better transfer of immunity from the mare to the foal.

Zinc can play a part in reproduction as an essential activator of sexual hormone production enzymes, and also in its' function of transporting vitamin A.

Supplementing with copper would seem to improve the liberation of sexual hormones (FSH and LH) at a cerebral level (pituitary).

Manganese and vitamin B3 intervene in the production of sexual hormones.

Iodine is essential for synthesising thyroid hormones that stimulate FSH and LH production by the pituitary gland.

Precautions for use

Due to the presence of high levels of vitamins and trace elements (including selenium) contained in this product, respect the recommendations.


Store in a dry place, away from light, at room temperature.

Shelf life: 18 months

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