Supplemental Magnesium for Horses


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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6 Responses

  1. allison says:

    I’ve been giving my horse a Magnesium supplement since she came to me. It has worked wonders for her anxiety.

  2. There is a better way to supplement your horses with magnesium. Transdermal Magnesium Oil. It’s 100% absorbed through the skin. This is wonderful and it bypasses the gut, so no loose stools. Magnesium Oxide is the poorest and cheapest form of magnesium but more importantly its poorly absorbed. In people, it’s about 4% absorption

    • Casie says:

      Hi Jeannine, Thanks for sharing. Since writing this particular post, I’ve learned more about magnesium and which forms are better utilized by the body. Mg oxide was the form recommended in the equine nutrition courses I took.

      • Katrina turnage says:

        So Casie, which form of mag do you use now? I’m confused. Started using mag oxide then switched to now using mag D Malate, and use the mag chloride as a body soak when needed.

        • Casie says:

          I don’t feed individual minerals anymore for the most part. I’m currently feeding a multi-vitamin/mineral which includes magnesium. I also feed flax which is high in Mg as well.

  1. November 16, 2013

    […] while back, I did a post on Supplemental Magnesium for Horses.  Magnesium is one mineral that I always make sure to supplement (especially since my pasture and […]

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