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post #11 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 11:51 AM
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It would be over in the pharmacy/health section. The brand name stuff for humans is Metamucil.
Yep, except you want the Equate brand, not Metamucil. That's much more expensive than the generic, and you're just paying for the brand name. It's the exact same thing.

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post #12 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 11:54 AM
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post #13 of 35 Old 04-16-2013, 02:33 PM
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If you're a Sam's Club or Costco member you can get a generic psyllium there in a HUGE size for very little money. When I lived in Tucson I would buy it and it cost me ..$5-7(?). It's been a while, I don't remember the exact price.

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Yep, except you want the Equate brand, not Metamucil. That's much more expensive than the generic, and you're just paying for the brand name. It's the exact same thing.
Just thought I'd throw the brand name out there for ease of finding it I can imagine the blank stares you'd get asking an employee where to find psyllium!
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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??
We live in a kitty litter box, nothing but sand. My "pasture"(not even one blade of grass) doubles as my arena. Even though I use feeders they still go scrounging in the sand. That is why I use it.

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If you're a Sam's Club or Costco member you can get a generic psyllium there in a HUGE size for very little money. When I lived in Tucson I would buy it and it cost me ..$5-7(?). It's been a while, I don't remember the exact price.
Yep, nothing like going through the check-out with a 36 pack of Bud-Light, a couple of tubs of psyllium husk and a package of frozen burritos! LOL!
Best to stock up if you made the trip to town!

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Thank you. Soooooooooooooo, how much do I give each day for 7 days? Then how much once a week? Does it matter how much your horses weigh? Mine are heavies.

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I give mine about 1/2 cup(3/4 cup for my bigger horse 1200lbs?) once a day for one week straight out of the month.
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Thank you. Would I want to give mine 3/4 to 1 cup since they are aprox 1350 and 1600 lbs?
Oh and they get beet pulp. Does that clear sand at all?

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I don't think it gets much cheaper than beet pulp - plus they enjoy it. I feed pulp and flax seed, both of which help clear sand and for 2 horses is under a buck a day. I don't know how the cost compares w sand clear. Alfalfa reportedly assists in clearing sand, too - which is what I feed. I have never had a problem w sand colic and all of my horses have spent/did spend the majority of their lives in the desert. I started feeding beet pulp on a consistant basis after I had sand brought in - just in case.
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Is the Orange flavor okay to feed? That's all I could find.
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