Loose Minerals For Horses – Are They Necessary?

If you go down to the feed store you will see a huge range of horse food on offer, including many different supplements. It is vital that your horse gets the correct vitamins and minerals in his diet, and that they are fed in the right amounts.


Why Is A Vitamin And Mineral Supplement Necessary For Horses?

To figure out why horses might need a vitamin and mineral supplement, we first need to take a look at their normal diet. Horses are herbivores and eat mainly grass and hay.

Can Horses Have Loose Minerals?

The essential minerals that horses require are: Calcium Chloride Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sulfur

What To Consider After Adopting

Smaller amounts, and are known as trace minerals:  Cobalt  Copper  Iodine  Iron  Manganese  Selenium  Zinc

How Much Loose Minerals Do Horses Need?

Loose minerals are salt-based mineral supplement that is fed in a loose form. Unlike mineral blocks, that are formed into a brick-like shape, loose minerals are left as individual grains, . . .

What Is A Good Mineral Block For Horses?

Mineral blocks are also a form of mineral salt, but that has been pressed into block form. The horse can lick the block at will to get the minerals he needs.

So, as we have learned, loose minerals for horses can be fed when there are insufficient minerals in the horse’s diet. Horses that are fed the recommended amount of a feed balancer do not need a mineral supplement. Mineral blocks are a solid alternative to loose minerals.


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