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Tums For Your Horse

For an alternative to the usual nibbles that is also healthful and beneficial for stomach ulcers, try Tums chewables. They’re also a safe treat if your horse is overweight, laminitic, battling insulin resistance or ulcers. For these horses, the need to avoid all simple sugars and starches — like grain, which is 60+% starch — eliminates even carrots and apples from the list. The antacid in Tums tablets is calcium carbonate. It is in a base of acacia, a gum from Acacia trees, free of starch and sugar, that dissolves to form a mucilage-like substance and has

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