Different horses have different requirements for magnesium in their VCAL chelated calcium supplement. This mostly depends on the rest of the diet that you are feeding. PLEASE CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED ADVISERS IF YOU WOULD LIKE GUIDANCE.
Horses getting plenty of supplemented concentrate feeds, mixes or balancer will already have enough (probably too much) magnesium in their diet, so this pack of "FineTUNE 2'" should NOT be added to diets like these.
Horses on little or no supplemented feeds. like basic chaff or grass nuts. MAY benefit from adding small quantities of this top quality chelated magnesium to their diet. Simply add the advised number of teaspoons of "FineTUNE 2"' to the feed on days that you are feeding your VCAL supplement.
Please note science has now confirmed that as little as 2.5 grams of added magnesium a day can have a similar effect as a dose of ACP. Click here for more information. At EquiFeast we will not be responsible for sedating your horse so will never recommend levels of magnesium addition to the diet that we believe may do that. Our extensive review of customer feedback tells us that the vast majority of horses do best with no added magnesium in their diet. A small minority do best with very small additions. Here are the figures from an analysis of our CORE&MORE sales:
Mag FREE: 84%
0-0.4 grams a day: 10%
0.5-0.8 grams a day 6%
over 0.8 grams; None
These four groups relate to our Mag FREE, Lo-Mag, Mid-Mag and Hi-Mag ranges. You will see we have never found the need to sell a Hi-Mag CORE product. Please note these are the levels of added magnesium. There is a naturally occurring level of magnesium in all our feeds.
Compare these figures with most other feed balancers that provide 3 grams a day (some more than that). Many formulated feeds have 4-5 grams a day of magnesium IN EVERY KG and are fed at 3-4 kgs a day - so these feeds are providing 12 -20 grams a day - most as artificial magnesium.
Please talk to us before using FineTUNE 2.
Unknown (Submitted on 4th Jul 2019)
When my 15yr old horse started headshaking last year for the first time in his life I couldn’t understand it. The only link I eventually made was that I had reduced him from high to medium or low magnesium in his KS+. I did a bit of digging and found some research in America using magnesium to treat headshaking. I ordered the mag tune to increase his KS+ back to high. A month later and he has stopped headshaking. He does wear a full fly mask so I am not saying it is just the magnesium and it might not work for everyone but I am over the moon with the results I have had, perhaps we need some research in this country!