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    04-08-2013, 06:20 PM
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Green Broke
Feeding Loose Salt?

So I invested in FeedXL for a second time to see what Bubba was getting. I'm switching him back over to Henny's RB as with his current feed, he's dangerously low on selenium and Vit E. However, both of their diets are lacking sodium.

I have a small salt block and a mineral block for them to pick on. I have have a himalayan salt lick but I'm not sure if they go after that. Last time I hung one up, it was gone within days. Now's not the case, it's been hanging for about 3-4 weeks and looks like it's barely been touched.

So I know that licks can agitate a horse's tongue and turn them off from the lick. I've never had that problem, but I am interested in feeding loose salt. But I just don't know what kind of salt? Do I use iodized salt like we use, or do I use sea salt with the bigger granules? I want to keep a block out there as there's really no where to shelter the loose salt, so I can't put out loose salt when it rains. I basically just need to know what salt to use.
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    04-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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Green Broke
Very interested in this also. I read something about loose minerals also and would be interested in both.
     
    04-08-2013, 06:52 PM
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Trained
I buy 50 lb bags of white stock salt at the feed store and in winter I feed 1 oz/day and in summer when it's over 100 F, I feed 2 oz, 1 morning and 1 night. A 50 lb bag costs around $4. I just top dress their feed.
     
    04-08-2013, 07:03 PM
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Green Broke
That's a great deal, DA. Is the stock salt coarser than table salt?
     
    04-09-2013, 12:30 PM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
That's a great deal, DA. Is the stock salt coarser than table salt?
Yes, normally it is and depending on the brand, it can also be gray-er than table salt because it isn't as processed and refined. I just pick it up at the feed store when I buy my feed.
     
    04-09-2013, 12:34 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
Very interested in this also. I read something about loose minerals also and would be interested in both.
I feed concentrates and don't feed extra minerals unless I see a need. When I see someone who is looking for minerals, licking dirt etc, I buy a good horse mineral like Moormans and I cut back on the salt when I feed the Moormans.

Here's a link: http://www.admani.com/horse/Horse%20...ls%20Index.htm
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    04-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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Green Broke
So I apparently spoke too soon about the himalyan salt lick. Bubba was all over that thing yesterday haha. I did get a 50 lb salt block at the feed store yesterday and dropped that in their paddock. I'm expecting a mineral block tub in the mail some time this week, and I can put some loose salt in that then. I may just put the large salt block in it then put loose salt around the block.
     

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