Loose stool? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
• Horses: 1
Question Loose stool?

I have a horse that has loose stools. I noticed it when I put her in the stall about 5 days ago. I am not sure how long she has had it. Could it be from being nervous because I just put her in the stall? We think it may be from the new green grass?? But, I was wondering if any of you had any advise?
katie1996 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,979
• Horses: 7
It could be a number of things from a virus (check for a temp to rule that out), nerves, fresh grass that she's not used to, a need for deworming, or sand in the gut...

Does she eat her grain off the ground? If she does then I would do a sand check by taking a few balls of poop and putting them in a bucket of water. After about a half hour you can dump the water out to see if any sand/dirt has gathered at the bottom....

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2011, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
• Horses: 1
Thank you for replying. Here is some additional info. Horse's behavior is the same. Have not checked for a temp. I do not feed her grain on the ground. Until 5 days ago she was solely pastured. Grass has just started growing about 2 weeks ago. I have been letting her out each day for about 20 minutes to eat some grass, but not today. Actually it is time for her to be wormed. Any additional thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks again.
katie1996 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
horse with runny/loose stool Ace5906 Horse Health 1 01-25-2011 05:58 PM
horse now has loose stool? Ace5906 Horse Health 6 01-16-2011 11:23 AM
loose stool? myQHpaul Horse Health 5 07-04-2009 03:53 PM
flatulence and loose stool amethgr8 Horse Health 12 08-08-2007 11:28 PM
Loose stool Cedarsgirl Horse Health 10 12-10-2006 09:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome