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Battles Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) for Horses

Battles Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) for Horses

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  • 1kg Tub £4.49
  • 25kg Box £52.99

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Battles Magnesium Sulphate (also known as Epsom Salts) has a wide range of uses in the equine industry including to prevent obesity, laminitis, poor general condition, over-excitedness, nervousness and muscle tremors. Suitable for all-round veterinary use, this concentrated salt is a quality source of Magnesium also widely used as a laxative.

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Delivery Information

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Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. To find the exact cost of shipping your item, and to see all options available, follow these steps:

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Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (3)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Battles Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) for Horses, including answers from our team.

15 December 2015 at 7:09am

Pony with gastric ulcers

Laila Carruthers

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Cumbria, United Kingdom

I currently give my daughters pony Acid Ease to help keep his ulcers at bay, would the magnesium help to keep the stress away as I feel this is the root of why he gets ulcers. he is a very sensitive pony and change can set him off I feel if he is stress-free the ulcers won't happen. I just don't know what to try next without upsetting his tummy. I have had him on the Peptozol paste and it works but I really can't afford to have the pony on it permanently. many thanks in advance

  • Non-Executive Director

Some nervous, excitable horses do seem to be better when given a magnesium supplement, so this product could be worth trying in your horse. I do not think it will have any direct effect on ulcers affecting the stomach lining, but if your theory about stress is correct at all, then it might help indirectly. Personally I would not be confident it will work like that but it is unlikely to cause any trouble. I would be tempted to try something like Protexin Acid Ease as this is more likely to help overall.

19 February 2014 at 5:34pm



Have just purchased magnesium sulphate what is the quantity it is fed at please as no instructions

  • Non-Executive Director

One large tablespoonful per day is OK. If you give much more than this it can start to act as a laxative. The maximum amount would be one tablespoon per 100kg bodyweight.