Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
I got a jar of probiotic powder the other day after researching what to do about my boy seeming to drop a little weight. He's not SKINNY and he's had his vet check, etc. but he had dropped too much weight for my liking.
No one else could tell, supposedly, but I ride bareback and I could definitely tell there was a significant weight loss over the last month or so.
He's doing his grazing thing all day, fed in the am and pm. But we are suspecting that since he is the low man on the totem pole that he might be sticking to grazing more along the grass line instead of working on the round bale to keep out of the others' way. OR the fact that we have been pretty consistent with working his tail off now that the weather is dry, which has only been for about 2 weeks.
Anyhow, I got this jar of probiotics about a week ago and I swear I have seen and felt a difference already. His ribs no longer stand out as they were just last week.
So, what I am wondering, is does anyone else use this type of thing? And if you do, do you use it consistently? I was wondering if I should use this as a permanent supplement or not. I would like to, because the vet told me that it will also lessen the chances of any type of colic because it aids in digestion. I was also told that whether he needs it or not it won't HARM him in any way.
I want to keep my baby as healthy as possible and if this is going to keep his digestive tract doing what it is supposed to be doing, I have no problems at all with continued use. So, what do you think?? Opinions? Oppositions?
P.S. For those of you that don't know: Butch is a 9 y/o TB gelding.
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
Last edited by Dusty1228; 06-17-2011 at 11:57 PM.