Magnesium (Mg) - horses
Magnesium plays an important role in the muscle contraction. It is also important for the activation of certain enzymes, for healthy bones and the transmission of stimuli nerves to muscles. The absorption of magnesium can be inhibited when there is an overdose of calcium in the diet. A magnesium deficiency within the equine body can result in poor appetite, nervousness, sweating, muscle cramps, fast breathing, deterioration of skeletal muscle tissue and problems with carbohydrate metabolism. Only a very large overdose of magnesium in the diet can lead to diarrhoea.