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    02-14-2009, 03:17 PM
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Foal
Question Addicted to mineral block

My seven month old foal appears to ba addicted to mineral block, it is left in the field for the other horses who lick at it now and again but the minute Kai gets into the field he heads straight for it and licks it for ages he then goes back at it, I counted four times over a five hour period today, he even tried to get through an electric fence to try get at it, will this do him any harm? He also has a salt lick in his stable and he uses this as well but not as often. Could he be deficient in something?
     
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    02-14-2009, 03:24 PM
  #2
Yearling
Is it what I call the "stinky lick" kind, Misty just loves the taste and wiping it everywhere :roll:
     
    02-14-2009, 04:33 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Is it just a regular old salt block or is it flavored? Sandie has one that's peppermint flavored and she LOVES that thing, slobbers all over it!
     
    02-14-2009, 08:23 PM
  #4
Trained
I don't think there could be anything wrong with it. Isn't it just like vitamins where you pee out whatever your body doesnt need?
     
    02-15-2009, 02:43 AM
  #5
Weanling
I don't see it being a problem but I maybe would check with your vet or the company that it comes from just to see.
     
    02-16-2009, 06:12 PM
  #6
Foal
I checked with the supplier and he has lots of experience with horses, he told me that some horses just love the taste and texture as it is mixed with molasses, he said to leave it with him for no longer than a half hour a day, he said it would not do him any harm but he doesn't need to be savaging it either, so its now in the field for half hour a day, I have to wean him off it : )
     
    02-17-2009, 02:07 PM
  #7
Foal
Maby he is lacking minerals, I think nothing is wrong with him but maby ask a vet --- just incase.
     
    02-17-2009, 04:09 PM
  #8
Started
Just make sure he has plenty of water to go with it... they tend to get thirsty when around those things
     
    02-19-2009, 08:08 PM
  #9
Foal
Thanks a lot for your replies
     
    02-19-2009, 09:18 PM
  #10
Yearling
He's "addicted" to the molasses. LOL

A breeder around here use to put one of those mineral tubs out for the mares and babies. Found he was having feet problems on some of the young ones, and once he took out the excess sugar from their diets (read molasses) the feet problems went away.

Good idea to restrict him to a short period of time.
     

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