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post #1 of 8 Old 04-04-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Does Anyone have experience with ProBios?

I'm thinking that maybe Cinny is acting out lately because he is having some stomach upset from the stress of trailering, the show, etc or maybe he is having some digestive issues in general. I have ordered SmartGut from smart pack but it won't be here in a week. I was thinking of maybe using something like ProBios until it got here to see if it does get him acting a bit less irritable.

Don't worry, if I do notice a significant difference in Cinny after giving him something to ease his digestive tract, I WILL be calling in a vet to check out what is going on with him as I know that a change in behavior with this stuff is a sign of ulcer or other issue that should be treated by a vet.

Please let me know your thoughts, etc. Will it hurt Cin to use ProBios too much? Should I just wait for the SmartGut to arrive? Or if you think I should be getting him something else, let me know.

Right now he eats 3 flakes twice a day of prairie grass (he won't eat straight brome), and a scoop each meal of Strategy Healthy Edge. And peppermints...he loves his peppermints. I let him graze about half an hour to an hour when I visit him as well.

Thanks for any insight you may have.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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If its ulcers causing the acting out not sure probios will make any diffrence all probios does is put good bacteria back in the gut. Don't think the probios will do any harm though I use it quit often for my mare. I give All my horses probiotics help keep the gut healthy and helps if the have loose poo.
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In my experience probios has worked like a charm and I would definitely recommend it.

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I give my old mare a scoop of probios on her senior feed everyday. She is underweight and I was told that it will help her have a healthier gut to be able to absorb more nutrients from her feed. She has been on it for a month now and so far it hasn't caused her any problems. She is starting to gain weight also. I don't think it can hurt, but there might be other underlying problems that you have?
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I give my old mare a scoop of probios on her senior feed everyday. She is underweight and I was told that it will help her have a healthier gut to be able to absorb more nutrients from her feed. She has been on it for a month now and so far it hasn't caused her any problems. She is starting to gain weight also. I don't think it can hurt, but there might be other underlying problems that you have?
I agree. We think he may have acid reflux or worse, ulcers. He's currently on Ulcer guard and we are treating him as if he does have ulcer and is ulcer prone and he is already back up to 90%.

I am using ProBios as well to keep his natural flora up to good levels. I think I want to keep it on hand for wormings and the such.
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I LOVE it!! It's been helping put some weight on my boy and it keeps him happy!! It also helps his girlfriend with her stomach ulcers.

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PB can save their lives IMHO. Rascal had several bad bouts of colic. I put him on the ProBios at the vets request, no more colic, no more funky poop. Best of all I can hear his tummy sounds now :)

He stayed on the ProBios for a little over a year. He is doing well without it now, but he is now out 24/7.

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I have never used it on horses.
When I worked for a small ranch that ran registered purebred cows we would give the ProBios paste to cattle that had been on antibiotics. Seemed to work well.

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