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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 seen mineral starved cattle eat a huge amount of the protein blocks in a short period with no obvious consequences. Also, I have never seen a caution on the labels warning about over consumption. I can believe it would have been detrimental to a horse however. Horses founder rather easily.
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