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I've been reading about silica supplementation a bit, but it is not a mineral I know much about. I've found lots of articles by feed companies, but I don't like relying on these (for obvious reasons) and haven't had much time to look scientific/reputable articles up lately. I'm specifically interested in knowing if there are any significant reports of it being beneficial for ligament injuries (as in maintenance). As well as a few questions I have about it:



Is this a mineral abundant in hays? or where is the most available?

Is a nutritional deficiency common?

Are there any known interactions with Silica? I've found one article that suggests it may increase Ca2+ and Phosphorous absorbance and did read somewhere that it may interact with Cu, Zn, Fe minerals.
 

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Never heard of it being deficient. It is available in most anything they are feed or eat(pastures/hays). It isn't as bioavailable as a supplemental source but considering the amount they eat I would be surprised if they needed extra.
 
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