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    01-20-2011, 01:08 PM
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Foal
Loose manure/very dirty blanket and legs!

Well, the very back end of my mare's blanket and the leg straps are always disgusting. I wash it every so often, but it doesn't take long for it to come back. Now, I'm guessing when she lifts her tail to go, the straps/clips/blanket are right in the way...the blanket fits very well when her tail is down, but should I consider getting another blanket?

Also, she's out 24/7 and hardly ever poops while I'm there, so I rarely know which manure piles are hers. Judging by her legs, though, she's had some pretty loose stools lately. No diet change, or change in anything else. Should I worry about this? Also, with no heated water at the barn, is there a good way to go about cleaning her legs?

Thanks!
     
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    01-20-2011, 01:47 PM
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Foal
Does she have any history of breathing problems ? Our paint mare gets heaves BAD in the spring and fall, and when she gets a flare up she has a very hard time breathing and farts A LOT and has loose poop. She has white legs, and she is always covered in poop when she has a flare up.
     
    01-20-2011, 02:14 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by Amblin Cowgirl    
Does she have any history of breathing problems ? Our paint mare gets heaves BAD in the spring and fall, and when she gets a flare up she has a very hard time breathing and farts A LOT and has loose poop. She has white legs, and she is always covered in poop when she has a flare up.
Nope, no breathing problems.
     
    01-20-2011, 03:07 PM
  #4
Weanling
Sounds like she might have hindgut issues like my guy. His stool wasn't actually loose, but he would pass liquid before actually pooping. Dirty legs, hiney, and blanket! I used Pro-CMC which helped, but had to put him on Succeed daily, which solved the problem almost instantly.
     
    01-20-2011, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Zimpatico    
Sounds like she might have hindgut issues like my guy. His stool wasn't actually loose, but he would pass liquid before actually pooping. Dirty legs, hiney, and blanket! I used Pro-CMC which helped, but had to put him on Succeed daily, which solved the problem almost instantly.
Thanks! If it's the same, is it something that is endangering her? I don't know nearly as much as I should about horses' digestion
     

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