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    09-28-2008, 10:06 PM
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Weanling
sand belly

Not that my horse actually eats dirt/sand, but I heard that you should clean them out every so often...I have never gave sandclear to him but had someone come out and they said I needed to because his belly was rock hard, so I did, for the 7 days like it said and his belly loosen up some....how often do you give sand clear?
     
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    09-28-2008, 10:24 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have the same concern with my horse. I have the BM give him Metamucil every once in a while as a preventative. It is recommended that it is given a full week every month. We do it maybe every other month.
     
    09-29-2008, 10:29 AM
  #3
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I would do a sand test next month. Just take a couple of his poop balls and throw them in a bucket with some water. Let it sit for a while, maybe a half hour ish, let the poop dissolve, then slowly dump out the water and see if there is sand/dirt on the bottom of the bucket. I'm not sure you need to spend the money on sandclear if you don't have an issue... do you have sandy soil? Is he in a dirt paddock?

If you sandclear, you generally do it once a month for 7 days.
     
    09-29-2008, 02:34 PM
  #4
Weanling
Farmpony84: Thanks for the tip, I'll do that. Yes he is in a dirt paddock, and yes we have sandy soil, it has not rained here in a while. Thanks.
     

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