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Re: Eating wood!
<< I
 have three older horses who are chewing more wood eating then usual, but not
 NEARLY the extent that the 3 1/2 year old. Any one have any suggestions. >>

>>Sounds like a possible trace mineral deficiency.  We see that here in the NW
because of our selenium deficiency.  There is an article about selenium on my
web site ( under the heading "Educational


Since moving to our current place with wood fences (3 yrs ago), I can't
count how many rails we had to replace or treat because of our beaver
horses. I was pretty sure they were just bored.  This winter it started
again - then we put them on trace mineral supplements including a good dose
of selenium. THEY STOPPED!!! I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see
this happen.  Now they stand around, right beside the fences, and don't
bother with them at all.


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