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    05-08-2012, 05:23 PM
  #101
Foal
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You can safely put some bleach in her water.
Check out DR Jim Humble MMS.
Could be just what she needs.
Great healer and purifies water.
     
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    05-08-2012, 08:41 PM
  #102
Trained
Bleach as a healer? I totally don't see that at all. As for putting it in the water, of course you can, but if you don't have to, then don't. Why do you think they put it in city water? It's not for healing properties, it's to KILL bacteria. Same as pools.

DO NOT put bleach in the water unless you have to, IMO.

Since we're talking about water and it's possible implications in colic and general health... Are people aware that municipal/city health units test only for e coli and coliform? And there are many, many other things that can cause serious health issues. However, you need to have access to a special laboratory to complete a full water analysis. MDH does this as part of his business and it's absolutely scarey what can be in water. I never realized until we moved to where we are now and I will always request a FULL analysis in future for any property that may come across my lifetime. Whether city water supplied or well water.

BTW, those door to door water treatment guys are mostly a joke. And their tests are even funnier. You want the full honest truth, you've gotta pay.
     
    05-08-2012, 09:18 PM
  #103
Banned
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
Bleach as a healer? I totally don't see that at all. As for putting it in the water, of course you can, but if you don't have to, then don't. Why do you think they put it in city water? It's not for healing properties, it's to KILL bacteria. Same as pools.

DO NOT put bleach in the water unless you have to, IMO.

Since we're talking about water and it's possible implications in colic and general health... Are people aware that municipal/city health units test only for e coli and coliform? And there are many, many other things that can cause serious health issues. However, you need to have access to a special laboratory to complete a full water analysis. MDH does this as part of his business and it's absolutely scarey what can be in water. I never realized until we moved to where we are now and I will always request a FULL analysis in future for any property that may come across my lifetime. Whether city water supplied or well water.

BTW, those door to door water treatment guys are mostly a joke. And their tests are even funnier. You want the full honest truth, you've gotta pay.
You can get test bottles from your local heath department.

They will have a list of certified labs......then just mail the test in.

About the city water.

It is not bacteria free.

It just has an "acceptable level" of bacteria.
     
    05-08-2012, 09:32 PM
  #104
Trained
Ripper, you can not get a full water test/analysis from the local health unit. Sorry. They test only for e coli and coliform... well, at least in Ontario anyway. It costs us anywhere from $100 to $300 for water analysis, so I highly doubt any local health unit is going to do that a few thousand times over in a month... for free...

Yes, city water is not necessarily bacteria free. Did I say that? Nope.
     
    05-08-2012, 09:49 PM
  #105
Foal
Bleach as a healer? I totally don't see that at all. As for putting it in the water, of course you can, but if you don't have to, then don't. Why do you think they put it in city water? It's not for healing properties, it's to KILL bacteria. Same as pools.

DO NOT put bleach in the water unless you have to, IMO.

Since we're talking about water and it's possible implications in colic and general health... Are people aware that municipal/city health units test only for e coli and coliform? And there are many, many other things that can cause serious health issues. However, you need to have access to a special laboratory to complete a full water analysis. MDH does this as part of his business and it's absolutely scarey what can be in water. I never realized until we moved to where we are now and I will always request a FULL analysis in future for any property that may come across my lifetime. Whether city water supplied or well water.

BTW, those door to door water treatment guys are mostly a joke. And their tests are even funnier. You want the full honest truth, you've gotta pay.

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I was reffering to Dr Jim Humbles MMS have you checked it out???

     
    05-08-2012, 10:22 PM
  #106
Trained
No, Fastfilly, I haven't checked it out. We work with this stuff everyday in my husband's business. We are already informed and we stay up to date on water quality. It's our job to do that. Anyone can spread mumbo-jumbo. I don't care what letters are behind some stranger's name on the internet.

Ontario has the highest and comprehensive water quality standards IN THE WORLD. We are looked to from countries world wide as an advisor. My husband work intrinsically with the department that regulates water quality. I'm not speaking out of the side of my mouth. Anyway, I won't continue on this particular topic unless the OP is interested.


I am hoping that Molly will drink again and continue to improve.
     
    05-08-2012, 10:33 PM
  #107
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
No, Fastfilly, I haven't checked it out. We work with this stuff everyday in my husband's business. We are already informed and we stay up to date on water quality. It's our job to do that. Anyone can spread mumbo-jumbo. I don't care what letters are behind some stranger's name on the internet.

Ontario has the highest and comprehensive water quality standards IN THE WORLD. We are looked to from countries world wide as an advisor. My husband work intrinsically with the department that regulates water quality. I'm not speaking out of the side of my mouth. Anyway, I won't continue on this particular topic unless the OP is interested.


I am hoping that Molly will drink again and continue to improve.
So, out here we say that when you go to Mexico, not to drink the water because our bodies are used to more purified water and we will get sick. Do Canadians say "don't drink the water" when they come to the US?

Sorry, couldn't help myself :)


     
    05-08-2012, 10:36 PM
  #108
Trained
Typo correction and better wording (I hope):
Ontario has the highest and most comprehensive water quality standards IN THE WORLD.

My husband works intrinsically with the department that regulates water quality. -- not that he works FOR the department. But he is in constant communication as part of his job.
     
    05-08-2012, 10:37 PM
  #109
Trained
Cinnys Whinny -- that's a good one. I'll have to put that one aside to go with my igloo sarcarsms!
     
    05-08-2012, 10:40 PM
  #110
Yearling
Hoping Molly continues to improve.

When my 33 year old colicked last fall and again this spring, with my vet's permission I put a couple of tablespoons of table salt in his very small handful of senior feed mixed with warm water into a slurry. He slurped it right down and then was naturally thirsty enough to drink about 6 liters within an hour. You might ask your vet - this is a very simple thing to do and if she's good about being syringed, you've got an easy way to get it into her.

Best of luck - will continue to watch and keep fingers crossed for both of you!
     

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