Silicon and its roles:
- Locomotor support
- Bone reinforcement
- Elastic tissues support
Silicon is a major element of the earth’s crust. In animal nutrition it could be considered as a trace-element because the needs are very low, but it is important for the physiology of mineralization, elastine and collagen formation.
Equine studies indicate an interesting effect in locomotor troubles prevention.
The bioavaibility of silicon is relatively low but it can be improved by the use of organic or activated sources.