By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.

Calcium montmorillinite is an advanced, natural creation by the action of the earth that provides many profound uses, and provides maximum health for all types of horses.

Calcium montmorillinite is comprised of a large number of naturally occurring trace minerals that are chelated, which means these trace minerals occur in a form that the body will absorb, only if the body needs them.

Calcium montmorillinite will aid in promoting maximum health for both you and your horse and will also promote better healing from many diseases, when included with standard, medical therapy.

The Calcium montmorillinite promotes healthy bones, ligaments, and tendons, while stopping bone loss, which is referred to as osteoporosis.

N.A.S.A. has used this product for several years, to help stop the bone loss in the astronauts, when they space walk at zero gravity.

This is not only important for all horses, but is especially important for pregnant mares.

Over the years, I have seen calcium montmorillinite improve fertility, promote easier birthing and much healthier offspring, with a much higher survival rates in horses and all allied species.

It is best to use the calcium montmorillinite daily, even before fertilization of the mare occurs, and continued during and after the pregnancy.

The efficiency and the amount of the chelated calcium found in calcium montmorillonite, not only will help the mare maintain her bone density while being pregnant, but also will help increase her milk production when her foal is born.

In her maturing embryo, a good quality, naturally chelated calcium is of tremendous importance, to produce stronger bones, ligaments and tendons for her foal at birth.

This is vital to new born foals and helps stop the creation of a weak, decalcified skeletal system, which may lead to bone malformation and early crippling.

Proper calcification is also vital, in those horses competing in different types of athletics events.

I have also found that calcium montmorillinite neutralizes toxins and provides a protective antibacterial action, and does help to reduce the major health problems that come from feed contamination.

For the best results, please include calcium montmorillinite, every day in your horse’s food or water.

Calcium montmorillinite will definitely help the liver, that contain toxins to help neutralize those toxins, and give the liver a chance to heal itself, if too much liver damage has not already occurred.

Calcium montmorillinite has been used for kidney disease, to reduce bone loss.

Allied studies show, that ingesting calcium montmorillinite will help reduce the high blood urea level, by causing the urea to be concentrated in the intestines, for excretion.

Calcium montmorillinite also contains a naturally, chelated kaolin, that helps sooth the intestines and reduce the risk of colic.

If the dose of the calcium montmorillinite is doubled, often a fluid return is created in the intestines, and will often help soften impactions, while also providing antibacterial and antitoxin action against some of the bowel inhabitants that produce an increase in gas, which may add further discomfort to the horse’s colic.

Often adding calcium montmorillinite to your horse’s water will help maintain a lower bacterial count and lessen toxins in the water and will make them less available to your horse.

Research studies show that intestinal parasites flourish in a normal intestinal PH of 6 to 6.5.

There have been reports that indicate that the calcium montmorillinite changes that PH to an 8.3 and intestinal parasites can no longer live and shed naturally acquired parasitic infestation.

The calcium montmorillinite can be mixed with water and used as a healing paste, and applied twice daily to skin infections, bacterial eruptions, wire cuts, abrasions and insect bites.

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The following, are my suggested guidelines for the use of this calcium montmorillinite for your horse. Note: this same calcium montmorillinite is available for you, your family and family your pets.

I am happy to make these suggestions, but you and your veterinarian need to decide if these are the actual dose levels you want to use. I can only make suggestions based on my clinical experience.


1. Foals should receive one heaping tablespoon sprinkled on their food AM and PM.

2.Adult horses should receive two heaping tablespoons sprinkled on their food AM and PM.

3.Most foods that are fed to horses happen to be dry so a small amount of water can be sprayed on the food before the “living clay” is sprinkled on the food.

4.Pregnant mares should receive three heaping tablespoons, AM and PM.

5.Horses suffering from various diseases should receive three to four heaping tablespoons, AM and PM.

6.To add calcium montmorillinite to the watering facility of your horse, to reduce bacterial build up and toxins, apply one measuring cup to every 50 gallons of water.
To create a paste, add just enough water to be guaranteed that the paste will cover the lesion and stick. This paste may be applied to any skin lesion twice daily for 7 days and continued on, until the skin lesion has healed.
Please create your own use for this important natural gift from the earth and hopefully you will find, as I have, this is a necessary addition, for keeping our selves, and our horses healthy, in this day and age of an altered environment.

Please remember, you and your horse can only eat better but cannot eat healthier, until you provide those micronutrients that no longer reside in our overworked, agricultural soils.

These are just some of my thoughts.