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Re: [RC] help...Angie's electrolytes - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

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

I used dicalcium phosphate for a while, then somebody pointed out that the 
whole idea is to keep the calcium/phosphorous balanced...so if the horse needs 
calcium and has phosphorous already...but you add both...did it help?  I think 
Susan G. said that wasn't a big deal but it bothered me so when I have time to 
actually sit down and think logical thoughts I'm going to hopefully come up 
with something simple...like grinding up shells for my calcium. >eg< (not 
really folks...don't do that)

On the Magnesium thing...I had never added it. Then a friend came up with a 
recipe from her vet that included it. Spring came and the horse started having 
lots of loose manure and bombed out of a big ride. Realized too late...Epsom 
salts...laxative...vet said maybe with spring grasses coming in it was too 
much. So, I never add magnesium.


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