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  1. #1
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    Default slippery elm bark

    So I ordered some slippery elm bark and when I got it I realized that I hit the c/s (cut/siffted) and not the powder. Question is....can I feed it? If so, can I use it as is or do I need to grind it?....or do I scrap it and start over?....Thanks for any input!



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    You can feed it as is ... mix in with other food. 1 oz daily is the 'general rule of thumb' for standard sized horse per Hillary Self Page, founder of Hilton Herbs.

    Or, you can make a tea with it to mix in with rations. 1 tbsp in Cup of hot water - let cool and pour into feed.
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    I wouldn't boil or heat it--the "active ingredient" (mucilage) is destroyed by heating.
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    You're absolutely right, delta -- but one can use warm water without destroying the mucilage properties. I should have said 'warm' vs. 'hot' ... here's a good reference: http://herbforum.pro.subhub.com/forumarchive/8/1179
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    You pedal backwards faster than anyone I know! But no matter--the OP's formulation is probably not meant to be heated but fed "straight", I'm guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    You pedal backwards faster than anyone I know! But no matter--the OP's formulation is probably not meant to be heated but fed "straight", I'm guessing.
    Not pedaling backwards -- admitting I was wrong - that I mis-spoke. Issue with that? Sheesh, delta -- telling you that you're right. You *do* have issues, don't you!? And, Dr. Right ... the OP's 'formulation' is a bit out of your 'comfort' zone, isn't it? It *can* be fed either way --- C&S or tea.
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    Of course it CAN be fed any old way, but heat will render the mucilage useless. Basic biochemistry is very much in my comfort zone, even if it's dressed up as a natural remedy.
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