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    06-30-2011, 12:32 PM
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, 04:05 PM
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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, 06:41 PM
Does your grain store offer a Himalayan salt block? I have a candle version of the blocks that I find myself licking! Haha!
    06-30-2011, 11:01 PM
Thank you for that article, walkinthewalk! I will be returning the block to the feed store. :)

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