About Magnesium 4 Horses

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We are a group of Australian horse owners with a focus on natural health lifestyle protocols to maintain healthy happy horses. It may be warranted in acute situations to resort to drug remedies, however those issues are not in the scope of this discussion group. We are interested in sharing knowledge and experience about natural health strategies in a holistic approach to horse health.

We have found that a crucial and fundamental element to promote good health is the mineral electrolyte magnesium. Most places in Australia have grasses deficient in magnesium, but high in sugars and oxalates. Calcium imbalances occur as a result, leading to health problems from irritability and bad temperament to laminitis, muscle and bone disorders. Electrolyte and pH balancing is the goal. When the right nutrients are supplied in the right environmental conditions (because stress is a major cause of magnesium loss), nature takes its course to express life and good health.

Not all magnesium compounds are the same. The commonly available Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) is expelled too quickly, and magnesium oxide, another common food supplement, is very poorly absorbed in the first place. Magnesium chloride from naturally evaporated sea water has proven to be the best kind of magnesium salt supplement, containing also vital sea trace minerals in the magnesium chloride mix. These dehydrated sea salts are called Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate (chemical name MgCl2.6H20). It is very bio-available and horses seem to like its taste when mixed as a solution with their feed.

Please take the time to download and read this 3 page article written by horse therapist Pauline Moore called ‘Magnesium for Horses’. MagnesiumForHorses.

Our preferred magnesium chloride flakes are the Elektra Magnesium brand at www.elektralife.com … sourced from salt water 3,200m above sea level. They have been locally tested and show no mercury nor lead contamination. They are food grade salts with elemental Mg content 15.5%.

You can order a 1kg or 4kg container online, or email enquiry to: magnesium@elektralife.com The price is very good for the 25kg bulk bags (not online). We have organised buying groups to share larger consignment orders. If you are interested in knowing more please email Lynn at ljlamethyst@gmail.com or Jean at jeankoek@hotmail.com

Recent Posts

Next Horse Clinic Workshop – 2 February 2014 – Gravel Proof Hoof

Topic: Gravel Proof Hoof – Connection between hoof function and diet
Speakers: Pauline Moore & Deb Benstead
Date: Sunday 2nd February 2014
Time: 8.30 am till about 3.30 pm
Where: 162 Milford Middle Road Boonah Queensland

Morning tea and afternoon tea provided. Please let me know if you are attending by Sunday 23 January on 0419 023 146 or email md.benstead@bigpond.com

Note we are limited to numbers so first in wins the prize….For those who have already attended please feel free to attend again as there is lots of information to absorb…You can bring a friend. Just remember to give me numbers of how many are coming. We are limited to about 30 people.

We will have some horses to look at on the day as well.

Look forward to seeing you

Regards, Deb
0419 023146
md.benstead@bigpond.com

See more information at: http://www.gravelproofhoof.org/

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