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post #1 of 35 Old 04-15-2013, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Alternative to sand clear

I am looking for a cheap alterantive to sand clear for my horses.
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post #2 of 35 Old 04-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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I buy the physillium(sp) husk at Wal-Mart, the Equate brand, it's fairly cheap. I give about 1/2-3/4 of a cup for 7 days out of the month.

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lots of hay and Psyillium
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post #5 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 01:30 AM
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I wonder if this is something that I need to worry about?? Do you have to have sandy soil or just dirt in general??

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post #6 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 01:33 AM
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Bran mash..
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post #7 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 05:35 AM
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Equisyl Advantage, $44.00 a large container. I use it once a week-3 tablespoons per horse, and twice a year 3 days on 3 days off for a month. It really isn't too costly.
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post #8 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 05:46 AM
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I wonder if this is something that I need to worry about?? Do you have to have sandy soil or just dirt in general??
People with sandy soil need to be more proactive, but it wouldn't hurt anyone to make it part of their horses' health regimen. I do have sand, so have been using it religiously for years.

I buy the Equate brand psyllium at Walmart. It runs about $8.00 for a huge container and lasts me a month. I have 3 horses and they get it once a week. If you haven't given it before, it's best to start them on a 7 day program then switch them off to once a week.
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post #9 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 11:23 AM
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where exactly in walmart would you find it? what section of the store?
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post #10 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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It would be over in the pharmacy/health section. The brand name stuff for humans is Metamucil.
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