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post #1 of 17 Old 04-13-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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My horse is constipated

I'm pretty sure my horse is backed up and looks like he's tryin to poop alot an I haven't barely seen poop in his stall much in couple days, he isn't acting uncomfortable or rolling alot but I want to so somethin to unclog him a little, what do I do
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post #2 of 17 Old 04-13-2013, 07:28 PM
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I'm pretty sure my horse is backed up and looks like he's tryin to poop alot an I haven't barely seen poop in his stall much in couple days, he isn't acting uncomfortable or rolling alot but I want to so somethin to unclog him a little, what do I do
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Give him his hay soaking wet. Give him his food in a wet mush, you can put a little mineral oil in it, too. Let him have some (but not pig out) green grass. Put him in the trailer and ride him slowly up and down the roughest road you can find.

Is he drinking well?

If that doesn't get the poop popping out I'd call the vet.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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post #3 of 17 Old 04-13-2013, 09:07 PM
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Is your horse stalled 24/7 or on turnout? Is he eating and drinking at his normal levels? What have the fecal balls you have seen looked like? Have you taken your horse's vitals and, if so, what were they?
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post #4 of 17 Old 04-13-2013, 11:19 PM
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If he has not gone in several days? And in stall so you would know, I would get vet out.

Have you listened for gut sounds?

And would leave water in there, but would also watch what I fed too, as if he is getting impacted? More food is the worst thing you can do.

Had he gotten turned out, they need that too.

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post #6 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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He's my new horse I've only had him about a week. He is stalled but I've been riding daily and turning him out. So far he's only pooped about once a day and had some runny crust between his cheeks so any liquid like feces I can't see in the stall bedding. He is drinking water, his more formed feces is formed yet a little moist than a normal stool. I also just wormed him the other day and I know he had some bot fly larvae in his stomach.
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He's my new horse I've only had him about a week. He is stalled but I've been riding daily and turning him out. So far he's only pooped about once a day and had some runny crust between his cheeks so any liquid like feces I can't see in the stall bedding. He is drinking water, his more formed feces is formed yet a little moist than a normal stool. I also just wormed him the other day and I know he had some bot fly larvae in his stomach.
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That doesn't sound like constipation. Scratch my advice.

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 12:56 PM
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How many hours is he stalled? Have you checked his turnout area to see if he is leaving any fecal piles in the turnout? Did you have a PPE done on the horse and/or has he been vetted since you brought him home? What is his diet?
Have you taken his vitals?
Are his gut sounds equal all around?
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He's my new horse I've only had him about a week. He is stalled but I've been riding daily and turning him out. So far he's only pooped about once a day and had some runny crust between his cheeks so any liquid like feces I can't see in the stall bedding. He is drinking water, his more formed feces is formed yet a little moist than a normal stool. I also just wormed him the other day and I know he had some bot fly larvae in his stomach.
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A horse poops about every 2 hours. I get a muck bucket a day of poop. Of it is runny that is a big concern also.
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post #10 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 06:38 PM
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Did you change feed from what he had been eating?

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