I am a scientist and equine nutritionist. I help owners who have horses that are sick or injured or have chronic conditions that are difficult to manage. The first step in addressing why a horse is not in vibrant health is to determine whether basic macronutrient requirements are met. The overwhelming majority of horses that I see have significant gaps in nutrition coverage and one of the most common deficiencies is the lack of salt. SEA-90 is my top recommendation for equine salt.
Why? Horses require, on average, a minimum of 1 oz of salt a day (2 tablespoons), most prefer about 2 oz a day (4 tablespoons), and some may need much more in hot weather or when in work and losing salt from sweating. Salt is critical in the equine diet to maintain optimum body pH, to ensure adequate drinking and hydration (which is an excellent way to prevent dehydration-induced colic), and for the proper functioning of virtually every tissue in the equine body.
The best way to meet these needs is to provide loose unrefined sea salt (SEA-90) – a small amount in the feed bucket (1/2 to 1 tablespoon) and free choice salt in the horse’s environment so that he or she can easily address the body’s needs. Most horses cannot or will not lick enough salt from salt blocks. Salt and mineral blocks were designed for rough cattle tongues – not smooth horse tongues. In addition, red mineral blocks or pink salt blocks contain iron, which most horses in the U.S. do not need. The best choice is gray or brown unrefined loose sea salt which is low in iron.
Why unrefined salt? Because unrefined sea salt contains needed trace minerals and is highly palatable. In my experience sick horses who have been salt-deprived, and who have very high salt needs as part of the process of restoring them to health, may not readily consume refined salt but will eagerly consume SEA-90.
The other concern of horse owners is cost. SEA-90 is not only the best product on the market for horses, it is also the most cost-effective. A 50 lb bag of SEA-90 will last one horse to 9-10 months. Buying a similar product from boutique equine stores will cost 5 to 10 times as much over the same time period.
I recommend SEA-90 to all of my clients. My personal horses consume SEA-90 twice daily in their feed and always have SEA-90 available free choice. One of my horses, a 21 year old Friesian named Ari, is a particular fan of free choice SEA-90. He carefully increases his consumption in the heat of the summer as well as during the coldest days of winter to keep his body running well. He may look familiar; he was the main horse in the 2005 movie The Legend of Zorro. You can see him here as a youngster in one of his most famous scenes, racing the train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_O0J66490k
I have spent the last three years developing what I call fungal repositories. It brings organic gardening and especially cannabis horticulture to a new level of (health, beauty, quality and resilience).
I began adding SEA- 90 this growing season and suddenly began seeing a wider variety of phenotypic expressions across all strains grown. I’m absolutely sure that the cannabinoidal composition and concentration has increased and is reaching it’s full genetic potential.
In order to create the greatest fungal repositories I start preparing the soil two months before a seed is planted. SEA-90 will figure prominently in my work going forward. You have an incredible product! Unfortunately the knowledge base of the cannabis industry is and has been greed driven. Maynard Murray only missed on one point concerning greenhouses. Geothermal floor heat is missing in his practices. Next to step farming in Columbia, this is the most efficient form of cannabis cultivation.
SEA-90 combined with Leonardite in powdered form and in liquid as Source+. Is an absolute dynamo in cannabis development. When these two products are combined strain descriptions have to be rewritten because Phenotypic expressions and flower quantity are greatly improved.
While my works are seasonal, yet productive. SeaAgri Solutions could be a knowledge leader in the cannabis industry. There’s a lot of people pushing many products. (Mostly Snake Oils) Push the knowledge behind the product. Get to the Canna Expos being held and have side by side results. It’s very difficult to travel with actual plant flower product. Hands on and visual confirmation is key to trust in this very deceitful industry.
Just so I hopefully have your attention and future focus. Your greatest world market is in home and private growers. Lobbying towards this end will also gain you the broadest and [most] loyal public support and customers. I’m excited to have this strategy fully implemented next season , minus the Geothermal greenhouse.
The Forage Extension Laboratory in Ona, Florida conducted a research study studying SEA-90 applied foliar at 5 lbs per acre vs conventional fertilizer on alfalfa in Wisconsin and Bahia Grass in Florida.
I realized that no one had ever calculated the percent increases regarding the various items listed. I am astonished by what I discovered.
Just to name a few:
Crude Protein increased by over 50%
Calcium increased by 106%
Magnesium increased by 35%,
Sulfur increased by 52%
Total Digestible Nutrients increased by over 21%
Relative Feed Value increased by over 29%.
This is why livestock are healthier when they eat forage fertilized with SEA-90 Trace Minerals.
We placed SEA-90 essential Elements in his feeder for the first time and the cows were fighting to get their share. We had placed our regular minerals in the other two bins but they wanted nothing but SEA-90.
We compared hay test results from pasture sprayed with SEA-90 vs broadcast and were totally amazed with the outcome. We’ve proven that pasture and hay sprayed with SEA-90 Foliar Fertilizer has better test results than conventionally fertilized (broadcast) pasture (52% increase in relative Feed Value) but we have never compared SEA-90 Foliar test results with test results from pasture and hay where SEA-90 Agricultural Mineral has been broadcast for several years.
Being believers in Regenerative Agriculture soil, crop and livestock remineralization we expected good results, but were amazed with what we found. In the 2019 Pasture Research results below one number jumps off the page –
155% increase in Relative Feed Value!
Keep in mind that our prior test results comparing SEA-90 Foliar Fertilizer vs Conventional broadcast fertilizer showed a 52% increase in RFV! This means that broadcasting SEA-90 Agriculture Mineral vs broadcasting Conventional Fertilizer would yield a 167% increase in Relative Feed Value!