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---In EquineCushings@..., <equinecushings@...> wrote:
My gelding has recently started blowing through salt blocks! I moved him to a new barn in August, he is getting superior care. He does spend a bit more time in his stall when it is very rainy or wet. He gets thrush easily, so this is helping our feet. But I wonder if he is getting a bit bored and going through his salt block.
In his stall he has a nibble net to slow his hay intake down.
We have removed the salt block, I am considering putting in a Likit for boredom.
Is there a danger in too much salt? He has access to clean water 24/7. He has had an increase in urine production, but considered that this is part of his Cushings. However, his ACTH level is 57.9, which I understand is elevated but not high for Cushings.
Sorry, to be wordy, my question is can he get too much salt through boredom licking? Or do I need to worry that we have an issue that I need to test for and his body is craving salt?