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    12-04-2010, 12:18 AM
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runny stool, but not quite diarrhea?

I had been noticing the past few weeks(maybe 2) that there have been piles of less formed stool in the pasture, but I hadn't been able to see who it was coming from, well today Legacy pooped when I was out there feeding them and he wasn't as soft as diarrhea, but he kinda just made this mushy pile instead of solid balls, does that make sense? He seems completely normal, eating, drinking, active, good gum color, cap refill time, no temp, good gut sounds...basically should I be worried?
     
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    12-04-2010, 06:19 AM
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Yearling
Is there sand on your lot? This time of year especially when grass gets low to the ground horses are more prone to getting sand in their gut which can cause loose stool.
     
    12-04-2010, 12:13 PM
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I don't think we have sand, but I have only had him since June and I have no idea where he was before I got him because he came from the New Holland Pa kill pen, so if he was somewhere where he ingested sand could that be affecting him now? How would I know if that is the problem and is there anything I can do to get his stool firmer? Thanks
     
    12-04-2010, 03:19 PM
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Foal
I would get some sort of psyllium supplement just to be sure. Even if it isn't sand, the fiber will firm up the stool and it's good to do for preventative measures.
     

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