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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use Sea Kelp?

I heard that sea kelp in powered form is a good natural supplement for a horse. It helps to add trace minerals, especially iodine, that may be missing in a horse's basic feed ration. Iodine is good for the Thyroid which helps many bodily functions. I am just wondering how many other people use this or have tried this and what the results were.


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post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2008, 10:29 PM
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Solid Gold makes a great Sea Meal. I've never used it, but I've heard great things about it. A friend of mine gave it to her dog for a time, and he started looking 5 years old again (he is a 14 year old cattle dog).

You can also provide Iodine in an Iodized salt block.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-08-2008, 02:39 AM
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I use the Source supplements which are made from sea kelp. They have done wonders for my older horses (the Focus SR) I really like it. I wouldn't know how to feed it in just a sea kelp form though.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-23-2008, 08:21 AM
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I recently started using kelp. I can buy it in a 50lb. bag for $15, so it's pretty cost effective. I started using it because it, along with paprika, is included in all "dark" horse supplements like Black as Knight and Nu-Image Dark Horse. It was also recommended for use by a trainer in my area. My husband's horse is a terrible cribber, but the cribbing lessened dramatically when I started the kelp. I don't think I've been using it long enough to see other results, especialy since the main reason I started it, sun fading, was already well on it's way when I started. I'm also not sure how much I'm supposed to feed. I don't have a scale to feed by weight. I have the same problem with the paprika, can't weigh it and don't know how much to feed to keep my Paint black. I might start anothter post asking how much to feed, not by weight, but my measure, i.e. cup, tablespoon, etc. if I can't find the answer by searching the forum.
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