Hair Testing For Animals – Equine & Canine HTMA

Hair Testing For Animals – Equine & Canine HTMA

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The owners of dogs and horses want them to be happy and toxin free
with balanced minerals for a long and healthy life!

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis – HTMA For Dogs and Horses

Hair tissue mineral analysis is a non-invasive test that measures the levels of nutrients and toxic metals found in the hair. It can detect an excess or deficiency of nutrient minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It can also identify over exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium and lead.  We provides reliable clinical data through Trace Elements Lab in the USA on 32 nutrient and toxic minerals, 27 significant mineral ratios and a comprehensive interpretive report. Our report features detailed medical discussion of test results commenting on mineral balances, ratios, endocrine and performance indexes, areas of concern and possible contributing factors.

Minerals Tested

  • Nutritional minerals:
    Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Zinc
  • Toxic minerals
    Aluminum, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Uranium
  • Additional minerals
    Antimony, Barium, Boron, Germanium, Lithium, Nickel, Platinum, Strontium, Tin, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zirconium

    Sources of Toxicity

    • Diet, stress and exposure to heavy metals can all upset optimal mineral balances.
    • Horses and dogs can be exposed to a variety of sources of contamination in their everyday environments.
    • Food, water, food containers, building materials such as treated wood, lead based paint etc.
    • Pesticides and land that has been exposed to industrial pollution can all offer exposure to heavy metals, as well as high levels of nutritional elements.
    • These minerals can build up over time and affect overall health.

    How To Take a Hair Sample For Dogs and Horses

    1. To take the hair sample, ensure that the hair has been washed thoroughly, untreated, rinsed completely and dried.
    2. Cut the hair close to the skin, in a few small portions, and from several areas on the back of the neck.
    3. For a horse sample, cut several sections from the lower section of the mane.
    4. The area is similar for a canine sample, take several sections from above and below the collar, avoiding any area where topical treatments are applied.
    5. Cut hair as close to the skin as possible.
    6. Scissors should be high grade stainless steel or plastic to avoid contamination.
    7. The length should not be more than 5-6cm, retain the proximal (root) portion and discard the rest.
    8. This part reflects the most recent metabolic activity.
    9. The amount of hair necessary for analysis is half a gram, or approximately one tablespoon of hair, which should be placed in the sample collection envelope provided.