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  • What does sand clear psyllinium do
  • How much metamucil to give horse

 
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    01-11-2011, 10:57 AM
  #1
Green Broke
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My vet suggested we put our guys on it.

Anyone know a lot about it? Anything I should watch out for?
     
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    01-11-2011, 10:59 AM
  #2
Banned
I believe you can give them Metamucil instead of sand clear. SR knows. Hopefully she will post.
     
    01-11-2011, 10:59 AM
  #3
Showing
Don't waste your money on Sand Clear. You can buy generic Metamucil for a lot less, and it has the same psyllium fiber that's in Sand Clear.

It's fiber; there's nothing to watch out for. It helps keep their bowels moving.
     
    01-11-2011, 11:04 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Thanks. :)

My mom's older guy (Firecracker) has Cushings and is prone to colic, so she's paranoid about him. I had to ask.
     
    01-11-2011, 11:05 AM
  #5
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by spookychick13    
My vet suggested we put our guys on it.
Did they vet say why? Do you feed on sandy ground?
     
    01-11-2011, 11:07 AM
  #6
Green Broke
She said she found some sand in Firecracker (the 30 year old Quarab's) fecal sample.

Brandon and Tyler were clear.
     
    01-11-2011, 11:16 AM
  #7
Super Moderator
I use sandclear. I feel better about using it. I know what it's for and I know the results. As others have said, their are cheaper alternatives that can work just as well but at $18 a bucket, it's not that expensive in my opinion. I actually have it shipped through smartpak and it works as a good reminder that it's time to do his monthly flush. Do you have your older guy on a senior feed?
     
    01-11-2011, 01:34 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I wish I knew if psyllium actually works or not. It seems most people feel it does, but there is at least one published study where it was found to do basically nothing.

I am giving my guys psyllium currently, but it is expensive to feed it if really doesn't do anything! I wish there were more conclusive studies on the matter.

What do you guys think?
     
    01-12-2011, 02:44 PM
  #9
Foal
We have lots of beach in NM. It was recommended that I increase fiber intake, for the horse. I think I will try the metamucil, how much do you give? Once a day? Twice?
     
    01-12-2011, 02:53 PM
  #10
Showing
Gbear, I give it once a week. Some people give it once a day for a set number of days, then wait a month before starting over.
     

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