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  • Water softening salt blocks vs horse salt blocks
  • Can u give a horse a water softener salt block

 
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    06-30-2011, 01:32 PM
  #1
Weanling
Free Choice Salt Blocks

I recently purchased a salt block from a local farm store, and when I got home, I noticed the label read it was softener salt. Is this safe to give to my horses? Or should I try to find one that says it is for livestock? Thanks!
     
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    06-30-2011, 05:05 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Personally, I would take it back to the store.

Please read this link and then decide; especially the part about horses with HYPP. It's a good read and not too long

Is Water Softener Salt Ok for Horses? Ask the Vet Diseases and Conditions SmartPak Equine Blog
     
    06-30-2011, 07:41 PM
  #3
Foal
Does your grain store offer a Himalayan salt block? I have a candle version of the blocks that I find myself licking! Haha!
     
    07-01-2011, 12:01 AM
  #4
Weanling
Thank you for that article, walkinthewalk! I will be returning the block to the feed store. :)
     

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