Sand colic can be fatal! Big time!
There is a product called sand clear, it is Psyllium Husk, and You give one scoop once a week. It doesn't work in S. Cal sand, or Austraila sand though. (Turns into green glue
I prefer 1/2 cup BOSS (Black Oil Sunflower Seeds) per day. That usually is all that is needed, however, just to be safe, you could also give 1/2 to 1 cup of rice bran once a week. Or, better yet every day to every other day. Both BOSS and rice bran are high in omega fatty acids and they will bond with the sand and push it on through. Very natural. Cheap too
. The horses love it. Gives them nice shinny coats, mane and tails, and strong hooves.
The sand will build up in the hind gut and cause impaction. Nothing can go through, so they have lots of pain, and finally die. We have nothing but sand, and Christy likes to eat it
, so she gets 1/2 cup BOSS, and 1 cup rice bran every day. She has no sign of colic, or sand in her gut.
If you want to check for sand. Get a stethascope, put in over the belly (divide the belly into 4 sections) place stethascope over the rear quarter (do both sides). Wait until horse takes a deep breath then lets it out, and thump gently with a finger. If it sounds like a watermellon - Yipee! No sand. If it sounds like sand or gravel then there is sand in there!