Science Supplements SafeSalt for Horses

Science Supplements SafeSalt for Horses

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What is it?

Exactly as the name suggests: Salt that is safe for your horse and their stomach. A unique electrolyte (NaCl; sodium and chloride) to overcome problems with palatability, gastric upset and gastric ulceration. Individual grains of salt coated in special oil which will not dissolve in the mouth or stomach. The oil coating dissolves in the small intestine where electrolyte uptake is optimal and gentle on the stomach unlike ordinary electrolytes.

Whilst salt and electrolytes can be added to the feed, horses often find these unpalatable and their granular nature means that it is easy for fussy horses to leave them at the bottom of the feed manger. There is also evidence that ordinary salt can cause or worsen gastric ulcers in horses. SafeSalt is a unique formulation that provides a palatable source of sodium and chloride and helps overcome these potential palatability problems.

What’s in it?

Salt (sodium chloride, chemical formula NaCl) is a key nutrient required for nerve and muscle function, maintenance of normal hydration and digestive, kidney, lung and heart function. Forage is rich in potassium and chloride and in some cases calcium (e.g. alfalfa) but most horses need supplemental salt (Na) in their diet. Horses in work, competing and racing require extra electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat, faeces and urine and sub-optimal electrolyte intake can result in poor performance as it is not possible to obtain sufficient electrolytes from forage or hard feed alone.

We use encapsulated Sodium Chloride to improve palatability, and prevent irritation of the stomach. The encapsulation agent is a type of oil. This oil is broken down by the natural digestive process in the small intestine, which allows for normal absorption of the electrolytes.

Activity level is the key influence of the sodium requirements of a horse, and to a lesser extent, whether the horse is growing, pregnant or lactating. Activity level has such a big influence because it results in the horse sweating, whereby the horse will lose both sodium and chloride alongside three other electrolytes. The variation in salt requirements range from around 5g daily for a 500kg horse at rest on a hay diet, to upwards of 50g daily for a horse in hard work which sweats regularly. This would be even higher if the horse was working hard in hot or humid conditions.

Ingredients & Feeding guide

Level 25ml (28g) scoops per day

Maintenance / Light

  • Pony - approximately 250kg | 1/2 Scoop
  • Horse - approximately 500kg | 1 Scoop
  • Large Horse - over 750kg | 1 1/2 Scoops


  • Pony - approximately 250kg | 1 Scoop
  • Horse - approximately 500kg | 1 1/2 Scoops
  • Large Horse - over 750kg | 2 Scoops

Hard / Hot Weather

  • Pony - approximately 250kg | 2 Scoops
  • Horse - approximately 500kg | 3 - 4 Scoops
  • Large Horse - over 750kg | 4 - 5 Scoops

Mix thoroughly with feed and split between meals where possible.

Do not exceed the recommended intake.

One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.

Active Ingredients: 80% salt (NaCl) by weight. Each 28g (1 level 25ml scoop) of SafeSalt provides: 9.0g of sodium (Na); 13.4g of chloride (Cl), equivalent to 22.4g sodium chloride (NaCl)

Analytical Constituents: Crude Ash 78.6%, Crude Oils & Fats 6.3%, Crude Protein <1%, Crude Fibre <1%, Sodium 73.2%, Moisture <1%

Composition: Sodium chloride, oil, flavour

Additives (per kg of finished product): Mint flavour

Store below 25°C out of direct sunlight.

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Reviews (8)

Summary of Reviews for Science Supplements SafeSalt for Horses

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
8 out of 8 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (6 reviews)
4 stars (2 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Safe salt
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By on 15 April 2023

Horses will take this when refuse table salt. Keeps well

Customer recommends this product

45 Great
Verified Purchase

By on 14 October 2022

Great at getting my ulcer prone pony to eat salt and encourages her to drink

Customer recommends this product

45 Safe salts
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By on 7 September 2022

Good delivery service, and a good product that does what it says

Customer recommends this product

55 Great product
Verified Purchase

By on 27 March 2022

Works really well for my horse

Customer recommends this product

55 Safe Salt
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By on 10 May 2021

My horses all refuse to eat salt! A barefoot trimmer suggested Safe Salt from Science Supplements and I'm pleased to say they all eat iot in their feed with no problem.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Science Supplements SafeSalt for Horses, including answers from our team.

12 April 2021 at 4:39pm



How can I find an ingredients list, what is in it?

  • VioVet Staff

The ingredient list is as follows:

Active Ingredients:
80% salt (NaCl) by weight. Each 28g (1 level 25ml scoop) of SafeSalt provides: 9.0g of sodium (Na);13.4g of chloride (Cl), equivalent to 22.4g sodium chloride (NaCl).
Sodium chloride, vegetable oil, flavour.
****Analytical Constituents:  ****
Ash 75.9%, Chloride 48.1%, Sodium 31.9%, Oils & Fats 19.8%, Protein 0.0%, Fibre 0.0%.
Additives (per kg):
EC permitted mint flavour 2g.

7 August 2019 at 10:35pm

Paula Mulligan

  • VioVet customer since 2019
  • From: County Down, United Kingdom

How long does 2kg last for a 500kg horse?

  • VioVet Staff

A 2kg tub gives approximately 6 weeks supply.

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