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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Sand colic treatment

Hey all, so I board in an area that is close to a river and the horses are fed on the ground. Is there something that I could feed my horse every once in a while to flush her out as a caution? No horses at the stable have ever gotten sand colic, but with them being fed on the ground I feel it is almost necessary as a precaution. Wats out there?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 04:05 PM
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Don't waste your money on Sand Clear, generic Metamucil powder has the same active ingredient, which is psyllium fiber.

I give it to my boys once a week. My TB gets 4 oz over top of his feed once a week, and the Arabs get 2 oz over top of their feed once a week.

Other people may have a different routine, but the idea of keeping the horse clear of sand is the same no matter the routine and dosage amounts.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do you figure dosage by weight? If so, how much does your Arab weigh so I can figure dosage for my horse

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 06:46 PM
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Psyllium Husk (Fibre) is a good idea.

I use it on my own horse, who is very colic prone (had previous issues with sand). We give him half a cup on a weekly basis.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 06:46 PM
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i have been dealing with sand colic with one of my mares since friday night. today she has finally began eating food with psyllium and is much more alert so we are hopefully on the right track!!

my vet told me to feed 1 cup of psyllium for 7 days every month as a preventative for both of my mares.

then again if you have seen my thread about my mare with sand colic, no one seems to have much faith in the guy! lol.... looking forward to what others have to say :)
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