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        05-16-2013, 11:15 PM
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    Weanling
    Its like umm... agistment measn a barn or stable or place you pay to keep your horse kept on. Don't worry about not knowing the word I don't think its even in the dictionary its just a common word in Australia.
         
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        05-17-2013, 06:04 PM
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    That makes so much more sense xD thank you!
         
        05-17-2013, 06:35 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by OliviaMyee    
    OMG I just found pure organic Magnesium Oxide for sale online its 227g its 8.00$ and horses only need 31mg of Magnesium Oxide per day so this combined with the trace mineral supplement seaweed stuff that contains the nescacary vitamins and minerals will give me a great diet.
    When feeding Magnesium Oxide, horses need 31 mg per kilogram of body weight, or about 15.5 g for a 500 kg (~1100 lb) horse. That 227g bottle will only last 2 weeks at that rate. Read more

    I'd really recommend against supplementing individual minerals unless you know specifically what your horse needs- not just doing research online, but also having your hay and/or pasture tested, calculating what they're getting from any other feed/supplements they might be getting, weighing the food each time you feed, etc.

    FeedXL.com does a lot of the calculations for you and is a great site for building a diet, but of course you'll get most accurate results if your hay/grass is tested.
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        05-19-2013, 04:57 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    When feeding Magnesium Oxide, horses need 31 mg per kilogram of body weight, or about 15.5 g for a 500 kg (~1100 lb) horse. That 227g bottle will only last 2 weeks at that rate. Read more

    I'd really recommend against supplementing individual minerals unless you know specifically what your horse needs- not just doing research online, but also having your hay and/or pasture tested, calculating what they're getting from any other feed/supplements they might be getting, weighing the food each time you feed, etc.

    FeedXL.com does a lot of the calculations for you and is a great site for building a diet, but of course you'll get most accurate results if your hay/grass is tested.
    Thank you so much, im so bad at maths ahha its actully so sad I forgot to count a while ago !. At the moment my horse has put on weigh from just being able to eat grass so im pretty happy with that since she's not getting fed every day. Im not going to bother with supplements at all atm.

    Do you think Lucerne chaff/lucerne hay and a little bit of oats, rice bran and carrots,apples,raw foods ect is good for now ?

    Magnesium lacks in the grass over here is Australia but im not sure if lucerne also has magnesium.

    I don't think I should bother getting hay or grass tested because the hay always changes except for the type of hay, and im saving all my money atm for only vet bills.
         

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