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  • Can metemucil be substiduted for sand clear in horses
  • Metamucil arabian horse

 
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    12-26-2010, 11:36 AM
  #11
Trained
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Originally Posted by lacyloo    
My vet uses metamucil as a substitute for sand clear.
Really? That would sure be a bit cheaper than the "original"...How much does he recommend per horse per month?
     
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    12-28-2010, 02:42 PM
  #12
Started
We use it once a day for a week of each month. Each horse gets about 1/4 of a cup.
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    12-28-2010, 02:58 PM
  #13
Showing
Mom2pride, I use generic Metamucil in place of Sand Clear, too.

Once a week my TB gets 2 oz. Sprinkled over his feed, and the Arabians get 1 oz. Each.

Some people only use it once a month, but I like to give it to them once a week.
     
    12-28-2010, 04:34 PM
  #14
Trained
Thanks!! I'm going to have to try this!
     
    12-28-2010, 07:15 PM
  #15
Green Broke
As in the energy drink thing?
I think I may have to try this as well.... so it prevents sand colic or do you use it when the horse has colic?
The property where Buzz is sand sand and more sand and sand colic in common in my area
     
    12-28-2010, 07:20 PM
  #16
Trained
It would be to prevent sand from building up in the stomach, which is what sand clear does.
     
    12-29-2010, 09:38 AM
  #17
Showing
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Originally Posted by RedTree    
as in the energy drink thing?
No. I'm not even sure of what you're thinking, since Metamucil is a powder that's used for putting more fiber into someone's diet.

Metamucil, its generic counterparts, and Sand Clear all use the same type of fiber, which is psyllium.
     
    12-29-2010, 09:45 AM
  #18
Green Broke
We have used gatorade as an electrolyte before...in their water or ontop of their food. If you use it in the water during the summer, you have to scrub pails a lot more as we found the heat can make the gatorade turn the water slightly gunky.

Grandma gives them vegetable oil in a syringe.

We have also used Pepto Bismal before, but I am not sure of the reasoning behind that one.
     
    12-29-2010, 09:26 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
No. I'm not even sure of what you're thinking, since Metamucil is a powder that's used for putting more fiber into someone's diet.

Metamucil, its generic counterparts, and Sand Clear all use the same type of fiber, which is psyllium.
haha yer I asked my mum and she was like nooo, that's the stuff that makes you go to the toliet.
I think I may get some and give it to my horse once a month
     
    12-29-2010, 09:46 PM
  #20
Foal
Good thread! My old mare used to drink cranberry juice all the time- she just loved it. :)
     

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