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post #11 of 45 Old 10-22-2008, 01:03 PM
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I had to add electro-dex to rayne's feed. Horsey electrolites. This will encourage horses to drink. They also have apple-dex...same but it tastes like apples. The regular works fine, and rayne has been drinking a lot better. It is in expensive $11/3lbs tub. Good luck

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post #12 of 45 Old 10-22-2008, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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i had to add electro-dex to rayne's feed. Horsey electrolites. This will encourage horses to drink. They also have apple-dex...same but it tastes like apples. The regular works fine, and rayne has been drinking a lot better. It is in expensive $11/3lbs tub. Good luck
Thank you for the suggestion!

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Thank you for the suggestion!
you are very welcome...my vet suggested it for me...no problems since!!!

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the only problems that can arise from giving electrolytes is that if the horse does not in turn drink, it can cause problems (like impaction) -- so be sure that if you give the electrolytes, the horse is actually drinking

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the only problems that can arise from giving electrolytes is that if the horse does not in turn drink, it can cause problems (like impaction) -- so be sure that if you give the electrolytes, the horse is actually drinking
yeah I agree. I have had to give corn oil for just such cases..only about 1 cup/day for 3-5 days

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Yeesh, the problem keeps seeming a little more stressful.

I'm going to tackle that cistern and go from there.

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missy, I know that justin actually prefers a little bit of green algae in his water :roll:
LOL, I can go and scrub out the water tank, put nice fresh water in, then turn around to find our's drinking out of mud puddles.
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yeah I agree. I have had to give corn oil for just such cases..only about 1 cup/day for 3-5 days
All corn oil is going to do is fatten them up and give them a shiny coat. The only oil that is NOT absorbed into their system is mineral oil. Which is why your vet will tube them with this oil to help pass an impaction.
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missy - here's another thought -- add some water to his feed if you give him electrolytes make it soupy for him so that he gets at least a gallon +/- with his dinner

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post #20 of 45 Old 10-22-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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If he's on a pelleted feed, would that work? Great idea, could I do that even without the electrolytes, I.e. Tonight?

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