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post #1 of 4 Old 08-21-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sand & Sand Clearing Products?

Hey all, I've been reading through some of the threads about people's horses colicking due to sand impaction and it got me thinking on whether I should put Oliver on some sort of sand clearing agent. He eats in his stall which is a sandy-dirt floor( know, not ideal but I board and stalls are being reno'ed) and he drops some of his grain and then eats it off the ground, and also tends to scatter his hay and eat every last strand All the area around the barn is that same kind of fine, dry dirt. I'm attaching a picture of him in his stall so you get a feel of how it looks.
Also, if a consensus is reached in which a sand clearing agent seems like a good idea, what,when and how much should I give him? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-21-2013, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bump??
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-21-2013, 11:29 PM
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You can do a quick test yourself to see if your horse is passing sand: Testing Your Horse for sand in its stomach

I'm not aware of any negative effects of feeding a horse psyllium (Sand Clear). If my horse were eating off sand I'd probably go on a psyllium regimen just to be on the safe side.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-21-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link, I'll test him tomorrow :)
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