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        02-17-2010, 10:08 AM
      #11
    Trained
    Do not add or change feeds in a quick or dramatic way. Always introduce new feeds very slowly and gradually increase over time.

    Since my gelding had a major colic not that long ago, I now have him on SmartGut from SmartPak - my vet recommended a digestive aid for him - if you look it up on smartpakequine's website, it has alot of good stuff in it, including probiodics and prebiodics.
         
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        02-17-2010, 12:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    I had a 26yr horse die of colic last year, and what my vet said to do to help prevent it in my other horses, is to give them a dose of psyllium twice a week.

    So I have been giving them about 4 oz. Twice a week. It gets rather expensive, but I sure don't want to loose another horse to colic if I can help it.

    Any thoughts on this? Or if 4 oz. Is an appropriate dose?

    It's not to remove sand so much as just to keep their digestive system moving along well. We are not in an area prone to sand colic (according to my vet) and I have alway used feeders for their hay. He feels that older horses are prone to impactions and the psyllium can help. I didn't ask what he considered "older" though, so I am feeding it to my 16yr old, 17 yr old as well as the 30 year old.
         
        02-17-2010, 12:34 PM
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    mls
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
    I had a 26yr horse die of colic last year, and what my vet said to do to help prevent it in my other horses, is to give them a dose of psyllium twice a week.

    It's not to remove sand so much as just to keep their digestive system moving along well.
    I'm curious about this. I thought the psyllium was to coat and remove the sand in the GI tract.

    I am not one to over supplement my horse and would need good proof that a non-typical supplement was necessary.
         

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