Can I Leave Out Their Mineral Block?


“I am currently giving horse guard to my 4 year old, 20+ year old pregnant mare and my 25 year old mule. Can I leave out there mineral blocks it since starting the horse guard/trifecta?”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Also, you can leave the mineral block out because there are only very trace amounts in the block. After the mineral block is gone I would recommend just buying a plain white salt block. It will be more cost effective for you when feeding trifecta. I think you will be very happy with the trifecta. It is what we feed to all 15 of our own horses.

About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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