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post #11 of 24 Old 09-12-2013, 01:57 PM
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Sand will cause it, something to check.
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post #12 of 24 Old 09-12-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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As others have said, could be a range of things, but could well be related to the lameness, if laminitic. First common thing that comes to my mind is hind gut acidosis from rich grass. First treatment I'd consider, without further info, is providing extra Mg in the diet.
She has been on Rich Grass for a while. I am trying to keep her off of it as much as possible :)

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Sand will cause it, something to check.
What do you mean?

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post #14 of 24 Old 09-12-2013, 06:52 PM
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My first inclination with more than a day of diarrhea is to call the vet.
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post #15 of 24 Old 09-12-2013, 06:56 PM
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My gelding Sunny had the same problem for a LOONGG time. Then my vet said he had a bunch of sand in his gut( from eating off the ground and what not).. so I bought him some Sand Clear.. and then guess what!.. the Sand.. cleared;) and the poop was back to normal;)

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If you have a sandy paddock or if her teeth are bad and she drops a lot of grain and then eats it off the ground she could ingest sand which could cause irritation in the intestines and even colic. An easy way to check for it is to take a bucket and fill it with water, then drop some of her poop in it, let it sit for 10 or 20 minutes and then drain the water, if there is sand, it will be in the bottom of the bucket.

My older horse has soft poop always, it never go's normal anymore. It's like a cow patty now. I have fed him yogurt before to replenish the bacteria in his belly and I had him on a full source feed that made a huge difference for a while but he only has 4 teeth now so he is on this other feed that is almost a powder now.

It could be so many things. Have you checked her temp?
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Mine had issues like this for a while. She's now on a digestive supplement (AniGest) which really helps, plus a sand cleanser every month during the summer. I'd get a fecal egg count done to check for parasites.
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If you have a sandy paddock or if her teeth are bad and she drops a lot of grain and then eats it off the ground she could ingest sand which could cause irritation in the intestines and even colic. An easy way to check for it is to take a bucket and fill it with water, then drop some of her poop in it, let it sit for 10 or 20 minutes and then drain the water, if there is sand, it will be in the bottom of the bucket.

My older horse has soft poop always, it never go's normal anymore. It's like a cow patty now. I have fed him yogurt before to replenish the bacteria in his belly and I had him on a full source feed that made a huge difference for a while but he only has 4 teeth now so he is on this other feed that is almost a powder now.

It could be so many things. Have you checked her temp?
I will try the soaking thanks. I am going to check her temp tonight and report back.

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Okay so I took her temp and it was 37.4. A bit on the lower side but still normal

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post #20 of 24 Old 09-12-2013, 10:36 PM
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Honestly, she should have seen a vet weeks ago.
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