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post #11 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 07:16 PM
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If you've looked up the sites I linked, you'll have seen that many modern-day "experts" invalidate the old-fashioned bran mash for hydrating or otherwise benefiting horses. Here's the counter-argument from a professional horseman trained in Europe, who has decades of experience: The Bran Mash Controversy

In the face of no improvement with other treatments, I'd make a bran mash using his recipe in the article. He says that the main purpose of the bran mash isn't the bran, but the water/hydration, salt & electrolytes, which is what you're wanting, according to your description of the horse.
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 07:37 PM
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I'll add that the author talks about stress/dehydration due to a long road trip, etc., so the fact that you've only had him a week (new surroundings) fits that scenario. Author also says NOT to feed mineral oil. I urge you to read his article, since he's had much experience feeding/caring for horses.

Please let us know what's happening with your horse! We often never hear back from posters who've had grave issues, & who we've tried to advise. :(
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-14-2013, 07:51 PM
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I'd get your vet involved.
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-19-2013, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the late reply y'all but I started with watering down his hay and that seemed to do the trick. He's been fine about a day after I started that. I get a good bucket full every day now, the joy haha
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Sorry for the late reply y'all but I started with watering down his hay and that seemed to do the trick. He's been fine about a day after I started that. I get a good bucket full every day now, the joy haha
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 PM
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It could be your water that hes not used to also........
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