Metamucil vs. Sand Clear

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    07-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Metamucil vs. Sand Clear

I have been reading alot about sand colic lately, and I have learned that metamucil can be used in lieu of a product such as Sand Clear. Does anyone know if one is more effective than the other?
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    07-14-2012, 11:09 AM
Green Broke
Hmm im not sure but I used sand clear on one of my mares a while back, it worked, if I could get her to eat it... I would mix it in with some sweet and somehow she would figure out how to eat everything but the sand clear... even though its like really small like sand almost lol.. so sooner or later I started to put some syrup in the mix so that the sand clear would stick to the sweet feed:) then it started working..
    07-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Metamucil has the same active ingredient, psyllium fiber, as Sand Clear. There's no reason to pay 3 times as much for the same product. I buy Walmart's Equate brand. Works just as well as the higher priced stuff.
    07-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Do you give it for the full week as well? And how much do you usually give?
    07-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Give it the same way you would Sand Clear. It's the same thing, just less expensive.
    07-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Here are two sources for psyllium I have found that are really reasonably priced.

Gateway Products currently running a 10% off sale
Bulk Foods currently running what looks to be about 30% off sale

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