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    10-26-2012, 10:37 AM
probiotic when giving antibiotics

Something that doesn't cost a ton, but is still effective. Anyone feed aloe vera? Fastrack is almost $40/tube! Priobiotic frm Fleet Farm is about $6 and is 2 doses.
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    10-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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    10-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Would you believe I just came across a video on youtube on how to make our own probiotics. Unfortunately it takes a week or so but stores in the fridge 3 years. The initial cost is about $10, for at least a quart but you add only a tbsp to a gallon of water. I'll find it again, if I can and try to provide a link or address.
    10-26-2012, 11:46 AM
Green Broke
I'd be curious to see that link because I know the man that makes the product that is the largest supplier of human probiotics and they do not last that long.
    10-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Please share the link!
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    10-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Found it. Korean Natural Farming-lacto bacillus. It's in english, the fellow is in Georgia. Simple household ingredients and he takes you through it step by step explaining the why's and wherefore's. The process fements, similar to the making of yogurt, same bacteria. You can feed the liquid to all animals, even yourself if the dishes you use are clean enough to eat off. With the addition of molasses he says it can sit outside the fridge for 6 months. I've already got mine started, this morning.
    10-26-2012, 12:42 PM
Green Broke
Hmm I think I will send that link off and see what the guy has to say. I'd imagine it isn't nearly as potent as it should be as it is good outside of refrigeration a max of 2 weeks. I'd be really curious to know if this actually works and lasts as long as he says it does.
    10-26-2012, 09:40 PM
After watching this I'm wondering if the human probiotics have such a short shelf life one opened is because they have nothing to eat. To live outside the fridge molasses is added to the mix. It isn't needed when refrigerated because the cold causes them to go dormant.
    10-26-2012, 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by blueribbonpanel    
something that doesn't cost a ton, but is still effective. Anyone feed aloe vera? Fastrack is almost $40/tube! Priobiotic frm Fleet Farm is about $6 and is 2 doses.
I give plain old yogurt. I buy a big tub of plain yogurt and a couple bananas. I blend 'em together and give 30 cc by syringe 2X/day and no squirts. It also teaches your horse to like the syringe and makes them very easy to paste de-worm.
    10-26-2012, 11:45 PM
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I would just like to make a comment here:

First of all, if a horse shows a definitive need for probiotics, there is a very natural way for any horse to get the RIGHT BACTERIA that actually help the digestive process and the immune system with equine specific bacteria and enzymes.

It is called manure.

When a newborn foal starts to eat solid food, one of the first things it eats it its mothers manure. They all do it. If you keep their stalls and pens so clean that there is no manure in them, they do not grow or do well. They have to have it.

When I was young, manure was the only probiotic available and it was VERY effective. You keep a fresh pile in front of horses that have been sick and are not doing well and they will eat it like candy. I knew old Vets back in the 60s and 70s that prescribed 'manure tea'. They prescribed soaking manure from a fat healthy horse, straining it through a piece of cloth and using it to make bran mashes.

If I have a recently sick or puny horse, I will keep fresh manure in front of it that comes from a parasite free 'fat', 'easy keeper' that is healthy and on on a similar diet.

It is cheap, effective, has the 'right' bacteria in it and it is 'natural'.

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