Originally Posted by Horsey and Holistic
One of our stallion gets this when he is dewormed or his feed is changed. I definitely wouldn't cut her tail, she needs that, but I understand the mess your talking about. The main cause of loose stool is to get rid of toxins in the body, its a natural function to flush everything out. You might want to check to see what is in her feed, there may be an ingredient her stomach just doesn't agree with. There is also a stress situation that can cause the drips, but that isn't usually long term, unless she has a new stall neighbor? If you have her on grain, you might want to stick her on an all forage diet(alfalfa/timothy cubes and pellets) to see if that's the cause. We had to do that with some of our horses, and even their stool is looking better. It was a great simple test and we were so relieved it was such a simple fix to a lot of our horses tummy problems.
I hope she feels better soon!
I agree with H&H about checking her diet first. Talk to your vet for a second opinion and a nutritionist. This problem needs to be addressed and fixed on the inside (digestion) rather than just cosmetically on the outside... And like H&H said, she needs her tail! Also, if her tail isn't there to soak up the liquid, it would just run down her leg and the underlying issue will still persist. I hope it's something as simple as sticking to a forage diet :)
A quick and easy way to clean her up is with baby-wipes to clean her vulva and hind end/tail daily.