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    04-14-2013, 08:03 PM
  #11
Yearling
Sand?....
     
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    04-14-2013, 08:16 PM
  #12
Started
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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    04-14-2013, 08:37 PM
  #13
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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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    04-14-2013, 08:51 PM
  #14
Showing
I'd get your vet involved.
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    04-19-2013, 01:18 PM
  #15
Weanling
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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    04-19-2013, 02:06 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by AlottaBitCountry    
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
Great!!
Only horse people would do the happy dance at the sight of a pile of poop!
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    05-11-2013, 08:42 PM
  #17
Foal
It could be your water that he's not used to also........
     

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