Magnesium Supplements Increasing Risk Of Enteroliths?
Do magnesium supplements increase the risk of enteroliths? Would it make sense that they might given that high levels of magnesium in the drinking water and high levels of magnesium in alfalfa hay has been implicated as a potential risk factor for enteroliths? I know magnesium supplements are all the rage now, but might we be seeing this problem more in the future because of it?
I'm in NorCal and we had an Arab at my barn that had to be euthanized due to an enterolith. I believe they said it was something like the size of an orange or grapefruit? We have a lot of arabs at our barn (including my horses) and most of our arabs are on a grass hay diet, no alfalfa. However, several are on calming supps that contain magnesium (not mine). It is a calculated risk. I prefer to pay more for a non mag calming supp.