I am having great results with my guys with one scoop of MagRestore. I did the loading dose for a week, then backed down to one scoop for maintenance. I have tried Quiessence and MagOX before, and did not get the results I am currently getting with the MagRestore.
Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I want to start my mare on magnesium because I suspect her symptoms of irritability are more than her ulcer issues. [ulcers have been treated and the irritable/anxious/jumpy mare remains and she never used to have those traits].
I would like to order the MagOx from the local feed store as that seems the cheapest way to go. Do I just ask for food-grade magnesium oxide?
Will 50 lbs go bad before I can feed it?
Do I do a loading dose, and if so, how much and for how long?
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How much is the dose size daily for an average size horse?
Offhand, I don't know the daily dosage for an average size horse (if you want to use the dosage suggested by Quiessence, just google the product and read the label/description), but when you get this determined, there is the general rule of thumb I have read for measuring MagOx:
1/2 teaspoon of magnesium oxide will weigh approximately 2.8 grams and will provide approximately 1.5grams of magnesium.
1 teaspoon mag ox weighs aprox 5.8 grams and provides approx 3.2grams of magnesium.
1 Tablespoon can weigh from (avg) 15.3 grams to 16.5 grams and provide from 8.6 to 9.2grams of magnesium.