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Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate (Glauber Salts)

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Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate is also known as Glauber Salts or sal mirabilis. It is used in horses as a natural laxative supplement to support gut health and alleviate colic.
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Sodium Sulfate is a natural source of sulfur that is purported to promote evacuation of the horse’s bowels. It is said to be useful as a natural deworming supplement and an anti-parasitic agent.

Glauber Salts has a laxative effect in horses, promoting gut motility and the elimination of worms in the small intestine. It is used in horses that have an adverse reaction to paste-based deworming medications.

According to Saratoga Veterinary Products, Sodium Sulfate can “kill large strongyles, small strongyles, pinworms, ascarids, and arteritis caused by fourth stage larvae of Strongylus vulgaris.”


Ingredients: Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate


Cost:
$94.40 / kg
Dry Matter:
99.5%
Digestible Energy:
0 Mcal / kg (DM)
Nutritional Analysis
Dry Matter
As Fed
Dry matter measures everything in your feed except for the water or moisture content. Because moisture content varies, nutritionists formulate diets on a dry matter basis.
Feeding rate:
Nutrients Concentration Per 10 g
Digestible EnergyDigestible energy provides an estimate of the usable calorie content of a feed commonly expressed as megacalories per kilogram or pound (Mcal/kg or lb). 0 Mcal / kg 0 Mcal
Crude ProteinCrude Protein is an estimate of the total protein content of a feed based on the nitrogen content. 0 % DM 0 g
LysineLysine is typically considered the first limiting amino acid in equine diets. It is involved in immune function, metabolism, and making collagen and elastin. 0 % DM 0 g
CalciumCalcium is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth. It should be provided in a ratio of approximately 1.5:1 Calcium to Phosphorus. 0 % DM 0 g
PhosphorusPhosphorus is a macromineral involved in the maintaining the structure and function of bone. It is also a component of ATP and cell membranes. 0 % DM 0 g
MagnesiumMagnesium acts as a cofactor for over 300 metabolic processes. It is important for muscle and nerve function, bone health, mood regulation and energy production. 0 % DM 0 g
PotassiumPotassium is an electrolyte that help to maintain fluid volume inside cells and cation-anion balance. Exercised horses and horses in hot weather lose potassium through sweat. 0 % DM 0 g
SulfurSulfur is a component of the amino acids methionine and cysteine. It is important for hoof health, joint function, coat quality and metabolic health. 10 % DM 1 g
SodiumSodium is the major electrolyte in the horse's body that regulates fluid levels and nerve transmission. Sodium intake in the form of salt stimulates thirst. 14.2 % DM 1.41 g
ChlorideChloride is an electrolyte and is important for the transmission of nerve impulses. It is found in salt (sodium chloride). 0 % DM 0 g
IronIron is a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, which is responsible for transporting ox