Originally Posted by mls
You should research before making blanket statements. Both are used just fine for horses. We've fed them for years. Even to *gasp* pregnant mares!
FYI, in Saddlebag’s defense, Calf Manna has been around a loooong time, just like Clovite. Probably longer actually.
It was originally intended for bovines only and was always thought of and used as such. Some of us have been around horses way before some members here on HF were even born.
Not everyone has kept up with the history of how this supplement has evolved and changed over the recent years. (Recent in terms of how long it has been around.)
I have used Calf Manna over the years for many types of critters and still us it today. However, it is good to know what the other supplements, feeds, and forages are bringing to the table.
For example, I live in an area with high levels of iron in both the soils and water, and found that using Calf Manna for my horse was contributing to some hoof issues as excessive iron can inhibit the uptake of other very important minerals so I took my horse off of it and put him on something different.
....Just some food for thought.