04-29-2012, 10:39 PM
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I have used it in the past with TBs on the track that 'washed out' in the paddock. It may have helped a little, but I could not see a whole lot of improvement.
I have used Magnesium a lot more and think it does a lot of good. We use a free-choice loose mineral that is 2% Magnesium. It also has 4 times as much Calcium (Ca) as Phosphorus (P) and has 150,000 units of Vitamin a per pound. It is only appropriate for horses eating grass and grass hay. Horses eating alfalfa or other legumes do not need that much Ca.
You can get loose minerals with up to 5% Magnesium, but we have not found that more is better. The 2% Mag seems to work very well and also helps a horse utilize the Ca and Vitamin A in their diets.