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    09-27-2012, 12:20 AM
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Foal
Mare Floods Stall With PEE!

Just like the title--Scarlet pees a thousand times a day. Her stall is a mucky pool bc of it. I clean it daily. Dump pine pellets in it weekly as well as sand. But I can't keep up!

Any suggestions on what I can use?
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    09-27-2012, 12:42 AM
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Banned
Yeah that's a pain! What's she eating? Is she in season?
     
    09-27-2012, 12:52 AM
  #3
Weanling
My condolences! My mare does the same thing. All my horses stalls have a little "backyard" and after she would soak up the shavings she would pick a spot outside and create a huge mud mess. We would have to try to dig it out and put decomposed granite in it every week. In the picture you can see her in the background creating a swamp (peeing of course). We usually had to rotate the horses in order to try to let each stall dry. This was all with daily cleaning and replacing the shavings once a week. I couldnt keep up. I made a few changes and she still pees a lot but I have no more swamps and her stall is actually dry every day after I muck it out.

-changed her diet from straight alfalfa to alfalfa/bermuda mix
-cemented stall floor and installed a drains under the stall mats. (we actually did this for flooding when it rains but it works great for her urine issue)
-took away her automatic waterer. Still give her plenty of water and she's never without water, but she drinks less from buckets. Sometimes I think she would just play with the waterer and drink because she was bored.
-started riding her much more and going on trails. Again I think there was a boredom issue with her.
-more turnout so she could go pee out in the pasture and not flood her stall
-adding shavings sometimes twice a week.

Don't know if this will help at all but these are the things that worked for me!
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    09-27-2012, 12:57 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by attackships    
my condolences! My mare does the same thing. All my horses stalls have a little "backyard" and after she would soak up the shavings she would pick a spot outside and create a huge mud mess. We would have to try to dig it out and put decomposed granite in it every week. In the picture you can see her in the background creating a swamp (peeing of course). We usually had to rotate the horses in order to try to let each stall dry. This was all with daily cleaning and replacing the shavings once a week. I couldnt keep up. I made a few changes and she still pees a lot but I have no more swamps and her stall is actually dry every day after I muck it out.

-changed her diet from straight alfalfa to alfalfa/bermuda mix
-cemented stall floor and installed a drains under the stall mats. (we actually did this for flooding when it rains but it works great for her urine issue)
-took away her automatic waterer. Still give her plenty of water and she's never without water, but she drinks less from buckets. Sometimes I think she would just play with the waterer and drink because she was bored.
-started riding her much more and going on trails. Again I think there was a boredom issue with her.
-more turnout so she could go pee out in the pasture and not flood her stall
-adding shavings sometimes twice a week.

Don't know if this will help at all but these are the things that worked for me!
She's on Purina Senior with pasture turn out 5 nights a week and paddock turn out the other 2 nights. Not in heat. Has a salt block in her stall and a huge water bucket bc I ride her hard almost daily. Meh.

What does the granite do?
     
    09-27-2012, 01:02 AM
  #5
Weanling
Its just an alternative to sand. I found it was more absorbent. She could have a medical condition perhaps? Worth an ask next time you see your vet.
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    09-27-2012, 01:03 AM
  #6
Foal
Good point.
     
    09-27-2012, 01:25 AM
  #7
Green Broke
My gelding does this with free access to salt. He licks a bunch of salt, drinks a lot of water then produces a lot of pee. I moved to a granulated salt/mineral mixture that I put in his feed every nite at the recommended amount and my problem has gone away.
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    09-29-2012, 01:56 PM
  #8
Weanling
How old is your horse, OP? Is this a new thing that has been going on with your mare? The reason I ask, is because excessive urination can signal a health problem, such as Cushings Disease. Cushing's disease usually affects older horses, especially those in late teens to early 20's.

Just to give you some insight, I too have a horse who was an excessive peer and drinker. I had him checked by the vet, who at the time said he is perfectly fine, he just drinks out of boredom. I tried giving him toys to play with, limiting his water intake to 15 gallons a day per the vet, nothing worked. I had always suspected he may have Cushings, but my vet said he tests normal. So finally come spring this year, my gelding showed more positive symptoms of Cushings, such as slow shed out of coat, loss of muscle on top line, ect. My vet then diagnosed him with Cushing's.

A lot of the time, a horse will only start out with one or two symptoms of Cushing's, and you wouldn't really expect it, and even if you test them, they may not have a positive reading. You know you have a Cushings horse when you start seeing multiple things going on all at once it seems like, such as the heavy hair coat, loss of muscle, laminitis, abscesses, the list goes on.

I don't want to scare you, but just want you to be aware of what could be expected. You may want to talk to your vet.
     
    09-29-2012, 02:17 PM
  #9
Weanling
Wow...noah's ark all over again!

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    09-29-2012, 03:00 PM
  #10
Showing
Horses that aren't on grass consume more salt than those on stall care. If her preference is to be outside she may be a bit nervous when stalled, and nervous horses pee more as it's not natural to them.
     

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