02-26-2014, 05:50 PM
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I would put on the ulcerguard until you are confident that he's settled and relaxed as a preventative. As far as the loose stool...not so normal. Not alarming though either if just a bit. My mare would get "looser than normal" stools when she was nervous/anxious such as with trailering. But she ended up with ulcers too and this could be an indicator that an issue may be starting. I would keep an eye on it. Also if loose stools keep up I would be sure the horse is hydrated with electrolytes. Dehydration colic can happen in winter as the horses are sometimes less inclined to drink with the cold. Soaked beet pulp can help with this in the winter and extra fiber help with warmth but I wouldn't add anything new in diet with the barn change too. Too many changes could spell more trouble than good. Probably better to go with electrolyte paste or something.