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Re: [RC] [RC] EnduraMax vs. Summer Games Electrolytes - Maureen A. Fager

April said "Not worried about Calcium/Magnesium ratio. I was thinking of Phosphorous not Magnesium. "

Hi April, my understanding for the concern in a calcium/phosphoruos ratio is that there is enough calcium and not too much phosphorous. If the phosphorous is higher in the ratio then the Ca:Ph ratio is out of balance. What I learned was 1.5:1 ratio , or generally, the calcium be higher than the Ph. If your worried that this will be too much Ca for the ratio, feed a little wheat bran as it is generally acknowldged to be high in Ph.

Here is a quote from the KER website:
Calcium and phosphorus are vital to formulating equine diets, and because they are interrelated, they are generally considered together. These two macro-minerals comprise most of the mineral matter in the horse's body. The challenge for horse owners and managers is twofold: 1) to make sure the horse receives adequate quantities of calcium and phosphorus, and 2) to ensure the proper ratio between these two minerals. When phosphorus exceeds calcium in the total ration, the phosphorus will interfere with the absorption of the calcium and serious orthopedic disease can result.

Hope this helps, Maureen Reno, NV

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