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post #1 of 7 Old 09-03-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Why does my horse poop look like this?

The last week or so my horse's poop has looked really broken down after it has sat for a couple of hours. The only thing that has changed is I got him a slat lick. I noticed that he has stopped licking his mineral block once I got him a salt lick though. Currently he is on approximately 2 and a half flakes of hay (they are really heavy flakes) 3 cups of Omolene 100, 5 oz of flax seed, a scoop of bug check, and a 1/4 cup canola oil. Is he missing something in his diet or maybe getting too much of something?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-03-2012, 07:24 PM
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That looks like it has been gone through by birds. Pretty common here.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-03-2012, 07:27 PM
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I agree. With the increased salt intake he is probably also drinking more water.. making the poo less hard/dry
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-03-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Well that makes me feel a lot better. We do have a lot of birds but it has never affected his poop but if its softer with since he's drinking more water than it 2 and 2 together it makes sense.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-03-2012, 08:50 PM
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I've seen bugs and beetles dismantle a pile in fairly short order if the 'texture' is right for them.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-05-2012, 08:30 PM
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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That's what I was thinking loosie. Gotta love a healthy population of dung beetles!
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