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        06-17-2012, 12:04 AM
      #21
    Showing
    I've heard good things about redmond rock salt. Going to pull up FeedXL to see what they say.

    It has:

    Calcium, zinc, iodine, chlorine, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, sodium, and potassium.

    NOTICE NO SELENIUM, so make sure to supplement that if it is not in your horse's diet.

    They have it at smartpak (rock and selenium supplements). A 7lb rock or in smartpaks. Thinking of getting a rock for Sky for awhile now. And selenium crumbles as well.

    Hope that helped! :)
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        06-17-2012, 11:23 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    Thanks Sky! I've wanted to get a rock but wondered if they really are that good to give my horses. I'll have to go pick one up at the feed store.
         
        06-17-2012, 06:51 PM
      #23
    Showing
    You're very welcome!
         
        06-17-2012, 07:01 PM
      #24
    Showing
    The bugs will take some weight off them.
         
        06-17-2012, 09:21 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eileen    
    Went yesterday and got a salt block and put out in the paddock for Toby and her horse buddy, they couldn't even wait until it was unloaded. I bought just a regular salt block but I woundered about getting a mineral block also. What is the general thought on that. I appreciate any input. Thanks.
    I prefer offering plain salt to my horse rather than a trace mineral/salt block. A lot of things I've read indicate that horses can self-regulate salt intake, but not any other mineral. I also don't like the inconsistency of trace mineral intake from a salt block- there'd be a huge difference between summer when it's hot out and in the winter when he barely touches the salt at all!

    I recently got a month's subscription to FeedXL so I'm pretty confident that he's getting everything he needs in with his hay & ration balancer already.
         
        06-17-2012, 09:27 PM
      #26
    Showing
    I swear FeedXL is a horse owner's BEST technological friend
         
        06-17-2012, 09:40 PM
      #27
    Weanling
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    I prefer offering plain salt to my horse rather than a trace mineral/salt block. A lot of things I've read indicate that horses can self-regulate salt intake, but not any other mineral. I also don't like the inconsistency of trace mineral intake from a salt block- there'd be a huge difference between summer when it's hot out and in the winter when he barely touches the salt at all!

    I recently got a month's subscription to FeedXL so I'm pretty confident that he's getting everything he needs in with his hay & ration balancer already.


    Ya know, I usually offer both a white salt block and a trace mineral, and I find that my 2 horses prefer the white over the trace. That's the block that consistently gets licked all throughout the year.
         
        06-19-2012, 03:20 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Well today we met with the owner of our stable and our trainer and discussed what we could do, we all checked the feed and the amount she is getting and that should be sufficient She has had the salt block now for a couple of days, the vet has been out but isn't concerned I don't think he really took a good look. I think we are going to try worming her again with something else that also is for tape worms. I really am concerned.
         

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