Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I would contact SmartPak and talk to them about the gas and the diarreah -
My 21 year old TB Gelding, ended up having a nasty colic episode, last January, and due to that, my Vet had a long discussion with me about aiding his digestive tract and the ulcers he ended up obtaining during.
So, my vet got onto the topic of a hard keeper *He is* and the digestive tract system and spoke about how older horses need help in keeping their system moving and going because old age weakens and yadda yadda yadda - and that I need to look into a digestive aid, to help his older system process and utalize his feed properly. S
o I contact SmartPak and spoke with them, and they greatly suggested SmartDigest Ultra to me, and Tract Guard and SmartGut Pellets.
I showed the ingredients and products to my vet, and she approved them all - so I chose to put him on SmartDigest Ultra, and SmartGut Pellets. He's doing very well now *knocks on wood*. He easily gains weight now, after years of being such a hard keeper, and his system is running properly *knocks on wood again*
I would first, look into a digestive aid suppliment like SmartDigest Ultra to help your fellow out, to ultalize and process his feed properly, so then what he is eating, will beable to work with him and for him.
My fellow is eating 5lbs of Tripple Crown Senior, twice a day. So he's getting 10lbs and is doing well on it. But it is high in fibre and not so high in fat, so I added a Fat Suppliment - like Ultimate Finish 100, or Fat-Cat.
I hope that helps!