Is there any reason that I shouldn't be able to feed psyllium for more than the usual seven days? (not asking about giving larger sums per day, for reasons described below)
Here's why I'm asking (this part you can just skim over if needed. Just giving a little background..or a lot of background..):
I have a thoroughbred who is underweight, hard to keep, sensitive, and who just recently foundered. I really need to make some major changes to his feed asap, but he is so sensitive that even the slightest noticable change gives him the runs. He is on great hay and probios, and so far has been getting psyllium once a month..initial idea just to clear him out since he was new and having pretty bad diarrhea for quite a long time, but ended up keeping him on it because when he is on it, his poo is normal..
I really need to make these diet changes asap. He needs to be switched off of grain and onto something better for laminitis, as well as needing his ration increased quite a bit as winter is getting rougher and he is getting thinner, despite my diligent and careful blanketing and increasing his hay.
When he is on the psyllium, for whatever reason, I can increase/make changes to his feed much faster than usual, without him having his problems, and he seems to still be fine with the changes after he has been taken off of the psyllium. I don't really get why, but I go with it. So I can only increase/change his grain so much since I am still trying to be careful and he is only on it for seven days.
So because of these health reasons, would it be okay for me to do that, or should I just try to be patient?
I just really want to get him normal and healthy as soon as possible.