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        09-26-2008, 05:28 PM
      #21
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    If he were mine I woudl make him a beet pulp alfalfa mash adn before serving I would top it off with WARM water so it is soupy... mine LOVE when I do this for them ...
         
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        09-26-2008, 07:00 PM
      #22
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    The feed store has a beat pulp with mollases 40 lb bag for $16. I can go get that tomorrow. I didn't get it tonight because I left my wallet on my desk at work so now hubby must come w/ me.... He'll now know what I spend on feed... anyway... do I just mix it with water?
         
        09-26-2008, 07:09 PM
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    Yes just mix it with water some horses like it soupy some like it just wet for your guy I WOULD TRY to get it as wet as he will eat it soupy would be best
         
        09-26-2008, 08:34 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Mix the beet pulp at least 1 part beet pulp to 4 parts water and let stand for 24 hours. You can add more water or oil later if you want.
         
        09-28-2008, 08:43 PM
      #25
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    ....I PROMISE I AM NOT A BAD HORSE OWNER!

    I think I know what his problem was... I buy round bales because they are $50 and they last a month (because I keep them INSIDE the barn and I PEEL them morning and night). So I peel it layer by layer and I put out about 8 piles of hay for 6 horses that are split in seperate paddocks...

    ANYWAY...
    I was on poop patrol and I got lucky enought to watch Pistol poop... His poop was hanging under his tail like it was attached still... And I know this is gross, but I pulled the string that was attached... it was like a plastic string, like fishing line. I pulled as much of it out as I could before it broke off. I don't know where he would have gotten fishing line BUT... I was thinking, that plastic stringy stuff that they tie the round bales off with... MAYBE he ate some of that? And that's why he was so off? He's so much better today. I think he passed it.

    I had let him out the other day to graze freely, which I do quite often, well, that day I screwed up and put him and blue together, which I can't do, because together they are runners... seperate they stay in the yard... they took off down the road to the neighbors while I was not paying attention so I had to go get them...He could have eaten the plastic line at their place, but they have horses too so I doubt it... He could have gotten a bit of that stuff off the round bale though while he was roaming freely around my barn though....

    I'm BAD BAD BAD... but he seems like he's doing much better... he's much much more chipper but he's dropped tons of weight so I may have to add some weight gain. I'm going to do the beat pulp idea first though....
         
        09-28-2008, 09:32 PM
      #26
    Trained
    Oh Wow! Glad you found out the culprit, but I hear you about feeling bad. Truth be told, that's only one of several reasons why I won't feed round bales. But you were even careful as you peeled it off -- go figure. And, who knows -- like you say he could have picked it up elsewhere.

    I am in constant worry about stuff I find in my pasture. Seems like every year there is something new that pops up.

    Luck was with both of you this time! Whew! Go hug each other!
         
        09-29-2008, 02:52 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    Glad to know he's feeling better !
         
        10-01-2008, 05:07 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    I am glad to hear that he is feeling better. Next time, before you put him on anything, do a sand test with his poop. Take some poop in a jar of water and swish it around and the sand will drop to the bottom. I was thinking he might have been dehydrated from the diahrrhea, that's why he felt so bad maybe.
         
        10-01-2008, 08:31 AM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by TxHorseMom
    I am glad to hear that he is feeling better. Next time, before you put him on anything, do a sand test with his poop. Take some poop in a jar of water and swish it around and the sand will drop to the bottom. I was thinking he might have been dehydrated from the diahrrhea, that's why he felt so bad maybe.
    He has a huge history of sand colic. I don't have a need to test him anymore. He's always positive for sand. He is on a monthly sandclear diet.
         

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