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horse happy 02-26-2013 09:08 PM

Ground cinnamon for laminitic horses?
Hi! I'm wondering if anyone puts ground cinnamon on their horses feed? I've heard it is high in magnesium and is helpful with laminitic horses. My gelding is periodically tender footed since a high fever during a bout with PHF years ago and when reading of cinnamon's benefits I did come across some statements relating to this. Any comments would be helpful, Thanks!

deserthorsewoman 02-26-2013 09:49 PM

I've been reading more and more lately that cinnamon doesn't really do anything, apart from make the feed smell good. Magnesium instead is beneficial.
I have a link here, download the article mentioned and read it, very interesting findings.
Magnesium for Horses | Natural Health for Equines

OTTB8 02-26-2013 10:51 PM

Google Dr. Eleanor Kellon...she's a specialist in the area of laminitis/founder/metabolic syndrome. Last I read on her Yahoo Group (Equine Cushings/Insulin Resistance) they were not advocating using cinnamon.


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