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post #1 of 2 Old 04-10-2012, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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Make your own mineral mix - thoughts?

I have a recipe from my old boss for the mineral mix she used on her showjumpers (with good results), I was just wondering if anybody else makes their own and what their thoughts are on it?

I've found it MUCH better value for money and gives much better results than anything pre-made (ESPECIALLY Equilibrium ). The only thing I've found better is Vitalis (the old blend, the horses hated the new one, and with the addition of brewer's yeast and sunflower kernels this is pretty much the same!)

The recipe for anybody who is interested!

Mudgee Dolomite - 5
Garlic granules - 2
Rosehip granules - 1.5
Seaweed meal - 1

I usually make it up using the measurements as kilograms, it stores well in a cool dry place and the horses like it. I feed 1/4 cup twice a day. We did add brewer's yeast (which changed the quantities to 10, 3, 2, 1.5 and 2 brewer's yeast) but found the horses didn't like it.

Discuss away guys!

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-10-2012, 12:53 PM
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While I can appreciate that different places have different products and feeding practices, what do you actually know about this blend? What's the Ca:P, what are the individual mineral and vitamin values? How do those values complement your forage availability? What local deficiencies do you have?
I'd run nutritive values in it either by using the values on the bag or sending off a sample for testing.
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