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Re: [RC] [Guest] Vitamin E/Selenium Supplements - Heidi Smith

 Since I was
cognizant of the dangers of overfeeding selenium, I started out feeding
scoop once a day, which works out to .5 mg selenium on a daily basis.  I
have not changed the amount.  My horse's weight is usually between 940 and
960 pounds (we are fortunate to have scales at the rides here in the SE,
I can track her weight).  She receives no grain due to carbohydrate
intolerance -- she had one tie up a couple of years ago which could have
been very serious, but fortunately it happened in the vet check after the
first loop so we received immediate treatement -- and her brother also has
had a history of tying up which seems to have been curtailed by
grain.  I haven't seen any more cramping since I started supplementing,
it usually occurs in the fall, just when her winter coat is starting to
peek through (the episode in May surprised me)  -- we're planning on doing
Biltmore, so that may be the acid test.  In any event, is .5 mg even worth
feeding?  Should I feed it twice a day instead?

Sure, it's worth feeding--but she likely needs more.  I don't know about the
whole SE, but I know Florida is about as bad as Oregon, so folks there could
benefit from feeding 10-15x that amount.



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[RC] [Guest] Vitamin E/Selenium Supplements, Ridecamp Moderator