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loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby vk ranch » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:39 am

does anybody feed loose minerals to both cows and horses on the same pasture? If so what kind are the best.

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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby 76 Bar » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:47 pm

I do, just make absolutely certain its labeled for both species.
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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby TexasBred » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 pm

vk ranch wrote:does anybody feed loose minerals to both cows and horses on the same pasture? If so what kind are the best.

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A lot of folks to just out of necessity. Just make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:19 pm

TexasBred wrote:
vk ranch wrote:does anybody feed loose minerals to both cows and horses on the same pasture? If so what kind are the best.

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A lot of folks to just out of necessity. Just make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it.

Just depends on the horse from what I've seen,, if it's a hundred dollar plug,no problems. but if their a high dollar using hoss, it'll drop em like a sack of Crete mix... :cowboy:
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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby Lucky_P » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:39 pm

I'll second the recommendation to make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it - but it actually takes a pretty good slug of the ionophores to kill a horse... though it seems like the 'valuable' ones have a much lower threshold ;)
Hayburners here get access to the same mineral the cows eat (though they just get a red t/m salt block during the summer when they're grazing the yard and orchard).

Only thing that ever gets any ionophores are (occasionally) the weaned calves - just started top-dressing their DDG with Rumensin mineral last year when we pulled 'em in off the cows, to help combat coccidiosis.
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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Since my daughter's horses are pastured with the cattle year-round, I don't use any mineral, feed or supplement on the place that isn't safe for the horses and her goats too. I use Right Now Onyx year-round and all three species thrive on it. They also all seem to benefit from loose salt with EDDI.
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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby snoopdog » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Lucky_P wrote:I'll second the recommendation to make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it - but it actually takes a pretty good slug of the ionophores to kill a horse... though it seems like the 'valuable' ones have a much lower threshold ;)
Hayburners here get access to the same mineral the cows eat (though they just get a red t/m salt block during the summer when they're grazing the yard and orchard).

Only thing that ever gets any ionophores are (occasionally) the weaned calves - just started top-dressing their DDG with Rumensin mineral last year when we pulled 'em in off the cows, to help combat coccidiosis.

Would the "valuable " ones be the same ones that just won't eat anything but "sprayed and fertilized Bermuda" by any chance ? I really have no tolerance for those kinds of horses . Or the ones that I need a pair of spurs for.
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Re: loose minerals-horses and cows

Postby Silver » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:13 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Lucky_P wrote:I'll second the recommendation to make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it - but it actually takes a pretty good slug of the ionophores to kill a horse... though it seems like the 'valuable' ones have a much lower threshold ;)
Hayburners here get access to the same mineral the cows eat (though they just get a red t/m salt block during the summer when they're grazing the yard and orchard).

Only thing that ever gets any ionophores are (occasionally) the weaned calves - just started top-dressing their DDG with Rumensin mineral last year when we pulled 'em in off the cows, to help combat coccidiosis.

Would the "valuable " ones be the same ones that just won't eat anything but "sprayed and fertilized Bermuda" by any chance ? I really have no tolerance for those kinds of horses . Or the ones that I need a pair of spurs for.


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Re: loose minerals-horses and

Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:02 pm

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TexasBred wrote:
vk ranch wrote:does anybody feed loose minerals to both cows and horses on the same pasture? If so what kind are the best.

thank you
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A lot of folks to just out of necessity. Just make sure the mineral has no Bovatec or Rumensin in it.

Just depends on the horse from what I've seen,, if it's a hundred dollar plug,no problems. but if their a high dollar using hoss, it'll drop em like a sack of Crete mix... :cowboy:

Same horse. One is alive, standing and doing well. Other dropped dead. :lol: ;-)
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