food grade mineral oil

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cknmom, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. cknmom

    cknmom Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    Dickson TN
    One of my neighbors horses had colic last week. Now the vet says they need to give him 1/2C.-1C. of food grade mineral oil every day for the rest of his life. The vet wants $32.00 a gal for it. They are having a hard time finding food grade. My step father who just retired from his vet practice said he didn't know there was a food grade, he thought it was all the same.

    My question is : Is there a food grade? and where can it be bought at without a huge shipping charge?

  2. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Get it from the pharmacy at Walmart! I also had no idea where to find it and then I stumbled across it when I was searching for castor oil for soap. Now I have some for my cutting boards and bowls. And in case my horses get sick:)

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