OTTB not pooping - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
OTTB not pooping

Ok so I just recently got an of the track thoroughbred. When I picked her up I asked what she ate but the people were not very specific just 11% sweet feed and how much she ate is what I got from them. I ended up getting the southern states legends performance sweet feed, because it is also a 11% feed. I am worried that something might be up. I have been feeding her the same amount at around the same time she was fed when at the track, but she has not pooped much today. I went to the barn this morning and there was some manure and a lot of pee. This afternoon there was no manure, but still plenty of pee. She has been eating her hay and feed as well as drinking her water. She also passed gas this afternoon when I was there. I'm just a little worried about her since I know that making quick change in feed can cause problems for them. I plan on calling the vet in the morning if there is still no poop.
mareabol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 06:18 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,012
• Horses: 0
Can depend on how much forage it is getting as you didn't say but a horse poops about every 2 hours. Is it getting exercise? That can help
churumbeque is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
I give her four flakes of a mixed hay two times a day. The flakes are very compact so she always has hay left over from the previous feeding. I have been putting her out for twenty minutes. She was stalled 24/7 so I am trying to get her used to being turned out again. Also I haven't left her out while I'm not there. The farrier has not been able to come out yet so I can get her racing plates pulled and I don't want her getting injured.
mareabol is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 06:44 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,012
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by kme007 View Post
I give her four flakes of a mixed hay two times a day. The flakes are very compact so she always has hay left over from the previous feeding. I have been putting her out for twenty minutes. She was stalled 24/7 so I am trying to get her used to being turned out again. Also I haven't left her out while I'm not there. The farrier has not been able to come out yet so I can get her racing plates pulled and I don't want her getting injured.
Being stall bound will constipate them. I wouldn't give her anymore to eat if she isn't pooping. Don't know anything about racing plates but I am assuming grass is slippery. Do you have a paddock or arena you can turn her out in?
I would say a minimum of 2 hours a day for turn out. Hand walking and lunging would be my next option
churumbeque is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by churumbeque View Post
Being stall bound will constipate them. I wouldn't give her anymore to eat if she isn't pooping. Don't know anything about racing plates but I am assuming grass is slippery. Do you have a paddock or arena you can turn her out in?
I would say a minimum of 2 hours a day for turn out. Hand walking and lunging would be my next option
I was worried about her being constipated, but since she passed gas wouldn't that mean she is not constipated. Racing plates have toe grabs in the front that can cause a lot of damage if she were to knock herself in turnout. She has been going out in a round pen, because there has been some rain lately and the ground is kinda slippery.
mareabol is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,012
• Horses: 0
I'm constipated and I still have gas lol if she's in a stall and your not seen a lot of poop that means she isn't pooping regardless if she's farting
Posted via Mobile Device
churumbeque is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-12-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by churumbeque View Post
I'm constipated and I still have gas lol if she's in a stall and your not seen a lot of poop that means she isn't pooping regardless if she's farting
Posted via Mobile Device
ok thanks
mareabol is offline  
Reply

Tags
colic , eating , feed , not eating , otto

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 year old wont stop pooping on herself horsesRamazing Horse Grooming 9 05-04-2012 12:45 AM
Pooping and Riding milk Horse Riding 31 04-20-2012 09:19 AM
Pooping A Lot! caleybooth Horse Health 8 07-30-2011 10:08 PM
Excessive pooping while out cowgirl4jesus94 Horse Health 1 04-19-2009 01:16 PM
Pooping in her water?!?!?!?! kchfuller Horse Health 22 02-13-2009 07:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome