Ugh, why is it always something with horses? The past week, I've been hearing rather loud gurgling noises coming from Puck's belly, closer to his hind end as far as I can tell. There not constant, but the sure are noticeable when they happen. He's not in any discomfort, eating and pooping fine. I'm just wondering why suddenly he's become audible. I wormed him with Fenbendazol (however that's spelled) on August 2. I added 2 oz a day of Cocasoya Oil to his diet around the same time. If he was carrying a worm load, wouldn't that have worked it's way out days ago? Also, I didn't think oil could cause stomach upset, but is that most likely the problem?
He is turned out 24/7, is fed hay, pasture and grain 2x daily. He drinks like a fish, so I doubt he's dehydrated. It has been hotter than hell lately and very humid. He had a similar issue last August which we thought was ulcers, but it really doesn't fit him. He's about the most laid back horse you could ever meet. I've heard loud gut sounds are better than no gut sounds, but with any stomach changes on a horse, that makes me nervous.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.