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Re: [RC] Calcium issues at a ride - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

SOOOO anyone had calcium issues?? I bought a jug of calcium/magnesium oxide 
from Teddy ( Running Bear) and plan to use it at the next ride but then 
started thinking about the calcium phosphorous ratio, can I screw things up 
more ( or differently ) by >>>>giving her calcium???? 

First thing I think of when you talk calcium is Alfalfa hay. I know if a horse 
gets too much calcium every day (if it lives on alfalfa) its body can get lazy 
about utilizing it. If I was worried about calcium I wouldn't feed alfalfa (or 
supplement calcium) at home and I'd make lots of it available during the ride.  
Seems like your mare would have gotten thumps. I always thought of that as the 
"light on the dashboard" that goes off when they're low on calcium.

Angie McGhee

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