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salt mineral?

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A friend of my moms lost a cow he told mom that he had given her a salt/mineral block and that she bloated and died from it....Is that possible? I could see an overload on really rich grass causing bloat but a salt and mineral block.
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I have a friend whose HORSE got into a mineral lick with molasses~ ate about half of it and died. She was a really pushy type of lead mare and was clearly eating it all so none of the other horses could get any...(I think the molasses in it was the draw).

Never heard of that with cows, but I suppose it is possible. I always watch carefully for a while whenever introducing anything new to the animals. You can just use a loose mineral though, and not put too much out at once.
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