Australian Organic Seaweed Meal
Highly digestable Australian organic seaweed meal for horses and lovestock is a readily available form of natural vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
"Using seaweed meal or Liquid Kelp to supplement your horses, livestock or pets is a very easy and economical way to provide the majority of minerals required for good health. It contains Calcium, Sulphur, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Iodine, Cobalt, Boron, Molybdenum and many other trace elements. There are hundreds of different seaweeds. The best known seaweeds are brown bull kelp or Bladderwrack found in the very deapest parts of the ocean. It contains 26% of mineral salts in organic form, meaning they are easily metabolised and alginates which are exceedingly high in protein. These mineral salts represent a vast array of common, rare and trace minerals and the highest plant source of Iodine, the critical mineral in Thyriod balance. Australian Seaweed meals are recommended as they are harvested from non-polluted waters in the southern parts of Australia." Victoria Ferguson - The Practical Herbal Horse.
Seaweed meal is a component in Victoria Ferguson's Vitalis Horse Supplement.
Pat Coleby who has written a number of books on Natural Horse Care , Natural Farming and Natural Pet Care is also a great proponenet of the use of seaweed meal and recommends it as part of her dry lick for horses and livestock.