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  • What should the manure of a 3 week old foal look like
  • Filly has manure like cow

 
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    09-18-2010, 12:10 PM
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Foal
Foal's poop looks like cows

What do I need to do. There was just one out of 3 poops that was like a cow pattie in the stall this morning.
     
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    09-18-2010, 12:19 PM
  #2
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Did you make any feed changes?
If it was just 1 then I wouldn't be too worried. I would be alerted by only 3 piles in his stall from the entire night. Does he have access to hay the entire night?

But, then again maybe my horses are just weird - but they have 6+ piles every morning. The only time my QH gelding had 3 was after he was colicky the night before.
     
    09-18-2010, 12:19 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Keep an eye on him. Make sure it doesn't get runny.
     
    09-18-2010, 12:32 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by My Beau    
Did you make any feed changes?
If it was just 1 then I wouldn't be too worried. I would be alerted by only 3 piles in his stall from the entire night. Does he have access to hay the entire night?

But, then again maybe my horses are just weird - but they have 6+ piles every morning. The only time my QH gelding had 3 was after he was colicky the night before.
I have been weaning him on a different feed for about a week now and it just happened last night. Yes he does have access to hay at night, but don't eat that much.(if any) Do you think I should have more than 3 poo's a night being its a 5 alomost 6 month old colt?
     
    09-18-2010, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by farmerjeff    
I have been weaning him on a different feed for about a week now and it just happened last night. Yes he does have access to hay at night, but don't eat that much.(if any) Do you think I should have more than 3 poo's a night being its a 5 alomost 6 month old colt?
Well, the feed change may be the cause. Or, it may not... tough to say. My older TB mare will have a loose manure every now and then and I can't pin down what causes it - although I think it's something she eats in the field.

My filly would have more piles in her stall, even when she was only a few months old. But, she's a hoover. If yours isn't eating all of his hay, then I wouldn't be too concerned. Just keep an eye on him.

Is he drinking well?
     
    09-18-2010, 12:40 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by My Beau    
Well, the feed change may be the cause. Or, it may not... tough to say. My older TB mare will have a loose manure every now and then and I can't pin down what causes it - although I think it's something she eats in the field.

My filly would have more piles in her stall, even when she was only a few months old. But, she's a hoover. If yours isn't eating all of his hay, then I wouldn't be too concerned. Just keep an eye on him.

Is he drinking well?
Yeah, He is drinking.
     
    09-18-2010, 12:46 PM
  #7
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Awesome. Well, the only horses I've ever been around who aren't passing a lot of manure are either dealing with a mild colic or are dehyrdrated. But, your guy sounds good otherwise :) Just not eating a lot.

Keep an eye on him and if you think it's not getting better, give the vet a call. A phonecall to them is always free and you get great advice and tips :)
     
    09-18-2010, 01:10 PM
  #8
Foal
Does his weight look good? Do you feel he is thinner or staying the same?
     
    09-18-2010, 01:14 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by Remi    
Does his weight look good? Do you feel he is thinner or staying the same?
Staying the same or just a slight bigger. It's hard to tell, sometimes you can't see his ribs and sometimes you can. I'll take a pic of him and uploaded it and you all can see. It might take me a min though b/c of dail-up
     
    09-18-2010, 01:15 PM
  #10
Foal
He eats the hell out of some feed though!!!! No problem with that
     

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