Should I Provide Salt?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by crayon, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. doublelranch

    doublelranch Senior Member

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    Have you tried plain salt and offer loose mineral? See which one she prefers. If it's minerals she's lacking, she won't get enough from the block. You could buy stock salt to give her a daily ration. I bought a Redmond Rock once. I had one mare who obsessed over it, and it made me worry.
     
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  2. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Some horses just destroy salt blocks out of boredom or constraint or it's just a horse that has to be more actively chewing on something all the time in general.

    My mare does that. She can't have a salt block - she destroys them quickly. She gets a complete feed; the manufacturer says it has adequate salt in it. She gets electrolytes during warm weather as a little insurance.

    I'll re-read - I think it was a large block in a month? If it's outside uncovered it's going to fall apart pretty quickly.
     
  3. WildLittleWren

    WildLittleWren Full Member

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    40 to 50 gallons of water a day is sort of an insane amount. Has your vet looked at her? Might be deficient in something
     

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