Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
I have two horses, and I think one of the horses has diarrhea. When walking the pasture this morning (I do this every day) I noticed that there were two piles of manure that were just...there was no formation. It was like a pile of mash. Even after it rains, their manure doesn't break down THIS quickly and loose formation this fast. (I can take pictures if that'd help) Neither horse has any sign of diarrhea on their legs/back end.
They've been in the same pasture for over a month now, and have had no change in their diets. The ONLY expception is last weekend the horses had 2 meals back to back of just beet pulp...but they've had beet pulp before.
I suspect its Stormy, my mare, as I found the manure piles where I noticed she was voiding yesterday (but was too far away for me to see if you KWIM). But, without seperating them I can't think of a way to be sure.
We have a big run-in barn for them, so the have plenty of shelter, but until we get a big check we're expecting next month, we can't enclose the stalls (we rent, the barn was here when we moved in, just w/o stalls). Hubby and I are going to make a trip to the lumber store to see if we can't get enough plywood to at least put up at least 1 "emergency" stall to seperate each horse for a few hours to monitor.
Any suggestions on anything else to do?