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Re: [RC] help...Angie's electrolytes - Jody Rogers-Buttram

 I don't remember why, but I was told (by a vet I think) NOT to use the Dicalcium Phosphate.
No wait....might have been Angie that said that!!!   Was it you Angie????

Peter Harper <peteharper1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: rides2far@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] help...Angie's electrolytes

> Can anyone (or Angie) give me her basic mix? I
remember salt; lite
> salt and tums....

My old recipe was "2 parts salt, 2 parts "lite salt" 1
part calcium.
dose = 1 film cannister.

Then as a project for Josie's chemistry class we
analyzed it and it
to better match up with the good commercial recipes I
should have been
using "No Salt" (salt substitute) rather than lite
salt which is 1/2
salt! So, either make it 2 parts salt & 2 parts "No
Salt" or 1 part
salt & 3 parts Morton Lite Salt then one part calcium.
In the past I
would grind up Tums in the coffee grinder for the
calcium. It smells
and gives it a nice commercial looking color...but
according to Lynn
Crespo this is a bad idea and I can never remember
what they said is a
better source of calcium. I've just about decided that
if they're
alfalfa (which they always are at a ride) they're
getting plenty of
calcium anyway. :-P



I use a similar mix. For a calcium source I buy
dicalcium phosphate from the vet supply. It comes in
a powdered form and easily mixes with the granular
salt and lite salt. You also might consider adding a
1/4 part magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt) as a Mg
source. This will give you a mix that is very similar
to the popular commercial elytes at a fraction of the

Pete in TX

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Re: [RC] help...Angie's electrolytes, Peter Harper