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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Sand colic preventatives.

I decided to buy some stuff today at the Farmers Supply, since it was sitting there on display rght next to my hoof supplement. =] My pasture is really sandy, and though Ricci's been on it for her whole life [17 years] without having a problem, I'm still mildly concerned. And even more concerned about my yearling, Gracie. I bought this stuff: http://www.valleyvet.com/swatches/26019_L_vvs_000.jpg

It says to give a 5 oz scoop every day for one week out of every month. It's supposed to help clear everything out, and for basically $10 a month, it's a pretty cheap insurance policy.

I was just wondering if anyone knew of anything better, or had any [good or bad] experience with this product or any other similar one. Thanks in advance. =]

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One of the vets I have used suggested using unflavored/unsweetened metamucil or generic version that you can get at Wal Mart in the pharmacy. It's labeled for humans but he said works just like Sand Clear and other products. I'm not really sure on the dosage amount but would think it would be comparable to the products specifically designed for horses.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 08:28 PM
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I use the Sandclear once a month and it seems to help. I have one that has a terrible wave mouth and all of his teeth (the ones he has left) are loose so he drops his food and then eats it off the ground and my place is really sandy. It really helps. That and LOTS of hay.

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I use the stuff from Walmart as well. I feed it once a week every month. My horse graze on sandy pastures all the time. Knock on wood, we've never had a case of sand colic.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-17-2009, 11:22 PM
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I also use the unsweetened metamucil, I heard if you used the sweetened it could cause colic,I use a cup a day for 7 days.But not all my horses will eat it, so for those I use sandclear.

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