Magnesium for horses in an ultra-low iron form. Forageplus provides a high quality, very pure (99.8%) magnesium oxide for horses, providing 60.7% elemental magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral for horse hoof and metabolic health. It is also crucial for calm behaviour in all horses.
The iron content of this product based on the certificate analysis is 26ppm (0.0026%) this is twenty times lower than the carbonate form which is typically 500ppm (0.05%), this is why we do not stock magnesium carbonate.
We do not stock magnesium chloride because it is less palatable and you would have to feed 5 times more chloride than oxide to get the same elemental magnesium supplementation.
Note that our magnesium for horses tends to be priced higher than other sources due to the fact that we and other horse owners only buy the very best product with very low iron content.
We do not stock a number of magnesium oxide products because your horse’s health is too important. Both the magnesium oxide which we sell as a separate and that which we use in our balancers are human pharmaceutical grade.
Magnesium for horses which is pure and low iron
Cheaper products on the market are likely to have high iron contamination, make sure you ask for a current specification to find out iron levels.
This product is useful to boost magnesium in the diets of all horses and is of potential benefit in the following scenarios:
- Where a forage analysis shows extra magnesium is needed in addition to that contained in a mineral balancer.
- Where horses are showing behaviour typical of a magnesium deficiency.
- Where magnesium needs boosting in the diet of a horse prone to laminitis.
Forageplus does not advise the feeding of separate minerals unless levels have been checked through carrying out a forage analysis. The ratios of minerals are important and feeding one mineral without supplementing correct levels of another can be detrimental to horse health. If you are uncertain of mineral levels then feeding either a Forageplus Equine Balancer or carrying out analysis of forage is wise.
Contact us if you have questions you want answered, we are always pleased to help.