Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern California
Salt Block, Mineral Block, No Block?
Ahh, I'm back again. It's been awhile since I've been to the Nutrition forum. So here's my problem:
My mare gets electrolytes in a mash quite often (talked to my vet since this was posted before, she said it works for my horse and poses no threat to her). She also has free access to a salt block all the time. Before she was using a mineral block, which I've been lead to believe is better, but I bought the salt block because that was all the store had and we were kind of in a hurry. Well, she plows through them. She doesn't gnaw on them or anything, she just likes licking it A LOT.
Well, because of this, she drinks A LOT of water, which she has free access to all the time, also. But obviously all this water has to leave her system, and so she pees. And once again, she pees A LOT. Like four times in approx. two hours. Now, I'm no vet, and I haven't called mine yet, but that has to be pretty hard on her bladder, right? I just want some more opinions on this. Maybe just the electrolytes would be enough and I don't need a salt block? I think that's where I'm at right now. Thoughts?
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