Tag Archives: Toxicity

“Natural is Better” Wars

There are so many labels available to describe the individual interests in this debate that it’s very difficult to even frame a simple sentence that describes it. A workable approximation for my purposes here is to define “natural” as substances … Continue reading

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Selenium Paranoia

It’s never bad to be aware of things that may be toxic to your horse, but precautions can be carried too far if you don’t know the details.  Yes, selenium is a potentially toxic mineral but deficiency is much more … Continue reading

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Selenium Paranoia

While it is true that selenium can be toxic, so can many other nutrients.  Focusing on toxicity leads to unjustified fears of supplementing this mineral which can do more harm than good. In the map of soil selenium levels above, … Continue reading

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Malic Acid to the Rescue

Environmental toxic metals are quite common and thankfully, most horses seem to manage them fairly well.   That being said, the toxic metal aluminum is easily the most prevalent and damaging toxic metal affecting the horse’s metabolism.  Horses don’t manage … Continue reading

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