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Re: mineral ratios

Hi Audra,

Horses can tolerate high levels of manganese so I would be reluctant to suggest that you add more copper and zinc. But, since it reduces phosphorus absorption, I would recommend that you add some more phosphorus (and also calcium if needed.

All the best,

Dr. Getty [:-]
Author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse

quote=Audra Cook]Dr. Getty,
Thanks for your reply. The calcium and phosphorus are both above minimum levels and in the correct ratio range. Copper and zinc are both significantly deficient, however, so that's why I wanted to bring them up to the manganese level (in the correct ratio).[/quote]

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO