California Trace Minerals, tell me more about it

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    01-12-2013, 02:21 PM
California Trace Minerals, tell me more about it

Ok so i've heard so much about CA trace. So I wanted to hear from people who are feeding it to their horses and how are your results?
I'm considering it for my herd since the 'mineral' blocks from the local feed mill and farm stores aren't cutting it.
And I wanted to ask if it would be ok to feed with us being on PA soil, and it having a rather high concentration of iron (it's even in our water sources).
Let me hear it folks!!
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    01-12-2013, 08:06 PM
I have been feeding it since last August and am thrilled with my results even in this short time. I am in Ga. So can't comment on how it would do for you with your PA soil. There is a map on line somewhere, will see if I can find it that tells which States and countys are low on selenium. If you are in a State and/or county that is high level I wouldn't think you would want to use this mineral.

Found the map!

This is the only mineral I've found that doesn't have iron added! Unbelievable as we certainly don't need iron added to anything.

Below is a link for the Ca trace analysis.

My trimmer was amazed at how fast my mares feet have been growing between trims, especially as they ususally slow down in the winter and no more cracks or chips!! YAY!
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    01-13-2013, 12:09 PM
Thanks Acorn!! It says Selenium 0.40 +/- 0.12, i'm not too sure on how to read this. This is great help!!
    01-13-2013, 12:50 PM
Ca trace has a toll free number and they are most helpful.
Why don't you give them a call and talk to them, see what they say?

Actually my county was showing higher levels of selenium but the Ca trace was recommended to me by a specialist at University of Ala. She said that it was doing well in a whole lot of different states. It was also recommended by several people on a barefoot horse list I'm on who are in different states.

I am giving it to only one horse and I have to say I've been thrilled with the results as I mentioned before. Her coat is slick , her feet are fantastic and where before she had a kind of puffy look and feel she feels firm now.

I'm betting you can use it just fine but do give them a call or an email and talk to them if you have any worrys about it. :) (877) 632-3939 FREE or

From what I understand this mineral is very good for areas with high iron levels not only because it has no iron added but because of the copper which you need more of because of the iron.
I am sadly not well educated in this type of thing but I know that I will keep this mare on this mineral from now on. It has done wonders for her.
    01-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Thank you. I did email the company explaining some of my issues i'm having with the horses, and if it would be safe to feed them. Rather than fighting to find a ration balancer. And no more local mineral licks (lots of iron). This is great to know, and I will keep in touch with them.

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