Hygain Bonafide

Racetrack Veterinary Services

Hygain Bonafide is a vitamin K supplement for horses designed to support optimal bone density and soundness. 

Bonafide explained: The active ingredient in Bonafide is Quinaquanone, a water soluble, bio-available form of Vitamin K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 and K2 have a critical effect on the function of osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in bone together.

Without sufficient Vitamin K, the binding process is incomplete and low density or defective bone and cartilage are produced. Vitamin K1 and K2 are naturally available in fresh, growing green pasture but it is highly unstable, being degraded by UV light, wilting or "wintering off".

Horses that do not have constant access to high quality pasture are likely to be deficient in Vitamin K, leading to a reduction in bone density and bone strength. Horses removed from Vitamin K rich pasture and brought into a box/yard regime have demonstrated a reduction in bone density within 7-10 days.

There is an established correlation between bone density and the incidence of OCDs and DODs in yearlings and DMD (shin soreness) in 2 year olds. Bonafide is the first product to contain Quinaquanone, a bioavailable form of Vitamin K1 and K2.