Quietex (Calming Powder) For a Breeding Stallion? Please help!

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    04-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Quietex (Calming Powder) For a Breeding Stallion? Please help!

My breeding stallion is stressed and worried basically all hours of the day, and the despite his maximum feeding plan and extreme care, he continues to lose weight consistantly. He has great teeth and has been wormed and been given probiotics, clean water, and a good feeding plan.

I have some Quietex Powder that is meant to reduce stress in horses and has calming effects that I was hoping to use in small amounts so that he can start picking up his weight. However, I am concerned that his might effect his fertility?

Has anyone used Quietex Powder or Paste on breeding stallions? Does it effect fertility?
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    04-26-2011, 08:10 AM
I havent so can't comment at all on whether it will affect fertility but remember that the semen that is ejaculated today was produced 60 days ago so if you give it to him now that is going to effect his semen at the end of June ...

Tell us about his routine. What are his stabling and turnout routines? Does he just get to see the mares and be beside them when he is breeding and is he isolated the rest of the time?

My stallion is housed beside and in front of all of "his" mares in the barn and beside the girls paddock outside, separated by a 10' alleyway. Yes- at times he paces if one of them is in season, but it also tells me 100% when she is getting ready to be bred and when a mare is not in season, they all hang out close to the fence line together eating and snoozing and he is very content and settled that way as he is in among "his herd". And then a few times a day he will "show off" and pick up pylons and logs that are scattered throughout his "playpen" and run around with them to show his mares how talented he is, and they look at him like he is some kind fo dweeb ...

BUt - it allows him to be assimilated into a normal herd environment as much as possible so he doesnt feel isolated and he doesnt stress out at all

Hope this helps!
    04-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Thank you for your response! :) The information about semen is EXTREMELY helpful, thank you. I think I will try the quietex today and see how it works out.

I have taken the "herd" advice into consideration, trying every possible way to settle him. He is penned next to two mares (in foal) that were bred by him earlier in the year. This does seem to help some, as it does give him his little "herd".

However, we have several mares that are bred, but they have foals on their side, and he's been known to react violently toward foals - those mares are penned very far away to prevent an accident. Every time he gets a whiff on the wind, hears a whinney, or sees the swish of a tail he's pacing the fence for two straight hours screaming his head off. Uck, Stallions... hopefully the quietex will give us some peace!

I will post a verdict!
    04-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Another thing you can try is to throw some logs in his paddock so he has to mentally think and slow down to avoid them or step over them instead of mindlessly pacing back and forth. "Borrow" some traffic pylons and throw them into his paddock so he can pick them up and run around with them. If you have cedar, pine or spruce trees around throw a log in there so he can chomp on the branches

All of my horses get the aforementioned branches in their paddocks and I find it keep them amused, they chase each other around with the branches and they don't chew my cedar posts or oak boards as much if I do

Its tough. Some stallions really are affected and their weight can whittle off before your eyes

Good luck - glad it helped!

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