Originally Posted by AfleetAgain
I have a 4 -coming 5 year old OTTB. A month ago he had severe diarrhea for a few days and the vet had him on biosponge for a week and it went away. Now a week and a half ago, it came back. He was put back on biosponge but it is not making a difference this time..The vet will be back out on Monday. Just wondering if anyone has any idea? He ran his last race in July of 2011 and retired healthy and sound. UTD on everything. He is a very laid back horse, but is in a smallish stable majority of the time-in which he paces all day and chews on wood often. Also, he is on grass hay only..
The vet was giving your horse BioSponge to suck up the toxins thinking that his body would have enough good bacteria to normalize the stool and the GI tract. This is very common. There is a new technology of Probiotic that was just introduced that my vet gave me that is Live Equine Bacteria as opposed to the normal yeast or dairy type of bacteria that will not react but just bind and leave. From what I am hearing is that this new Equine probiotic is doing the job. The website is Equiotic- Live Equine Sourced Microbial Probiotic- Bluegrass Equine
. The video is quite informative how it works.