Laminitis

Magnesium for Horses Supplement to Avoid Laminitis

Why do horses need supplemental magnesium? Magnesium is needed directly for over 350 biochemical processes within the body, and is additionally involved in thousands of others. Magnesium is vital for energy production, metabolism of other minerals, regulation of blood sugars, maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, as well as strength of bones and teeth. The development of laminitis (also termed …

Magnesium Deficiency in Horses

Hopper’s Story – A Case of Magnesium Deficiency Hopper had been plagued with pain and a short stride due to severe bracing throughout his body and depleted hoof structure. He had significant P3 bone loss with short length step and toe-first landing. This highly stressed and easily spooked horse has had a remarkable recovery due to change in diet.  The …

Magnesium Chloride Feeding Method for Horses

By Deborah Benstead (15 Feb 2015) Email: md.benstead@bigpond.com I am a qualified Horse Podiotherapist (my horse is ‘Hopper’ on the www.graveproofhoof.org website) – my name is Pauline Moore – and I have been researching and trialling various supplements including magnesium for the last ten years.  We now have a large group of clients Australia-wide who are very happy with the results …

MgCl2 Horse Food Grade Magnesium Flakes

The Importance of Food Grade Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate

The original salt water source is extremely important in determining the quality of magnesium chloride salts harvested. Generally, the cleanest salts on the planet, and sold as ‘food grade’ are now from alpine regions thousands of metres above sea level and preferably not near agriculture (chemical run-off), population (sewage and other pollution), or mining operations (mining contaminants). The open ocean is now …

Horse calmer

Magnesium as a Horse Calmer to Alleviate Stress

Stress is both an angel and a demon: On the one hand, it pushes us forward to adapt, achieve and strengthen muscles, and on the other hand it can kill us prematurely. How does stress shape the body and how can we manage it for optimal health?  If your horse is acting up and easily spooked, if their body is bracing or they …