|Better Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)|
A mineral supplement gives mineral salts.
Animals as well as plants need mineral salts.
If an animal lacks mineral salts. its bones do not grow well.
You can give mineral salts by putting salt in the drinking water or in the hay, or by giving native soda or a salt lick (licking stone).
In a 1- kg licking stone there are: 400 grammes of salt, 150 grammes of calcium,
80 grammes of phosphorus, and other salts.