Why does my horse poop look like this?

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    09-03-2012, 08:03 PM
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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    09-03-2012, 08:24 PM
That looks like it has been gone through by birds. Pretty common here.

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    09-03-2012, 08:27 PM
I agree. With the increased salt intake he is probably also drinking more water.. making the poo less hard/dry
    09-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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.
    09-03-2012, 09:50 PM
Green Broke
I've seen bugs and beetles dismantle a pile in fairly short order if the 'texture' is right for them.
    09-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Dung beetles?
    09-06-2012, 04:35 PM
That's what I was thinking loosie. Gotta love a healthy population of dung beetles!
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