- - Loose stool
|Cedarsgirl ||12-05-2006 06:42 PM |
I have a three year old filly that tends to have a nervous gut. When I first bought her in the fall of '05 she had some loose stool/diarrhea when I moved her to her new home. After a little while she settled and the loose stool stopped.
I have recently moved her again to a stable that has an indoor arena and other amenities that appealed to me. I knew that she would probably have loose stools again with the move but that was three weeks ago now and the loose stool/diarrhea still have not stopped. Any suggestions as to how I can get this under control? Or why this may be occuring?
|tuffstuff ||12-06-2006 09:56 AM |
I have a 25 year old mare who does the same thing whenever she goes anywhere new. I think it may just be your filly's personality, maybe she'll outgrow it.
I take an empty tube of wormer and fill it with a mixture of 2 tbsp baking soda with Pepto-Bismol and give that to her every four hrs. I use one of those wormer halter/bits to make sure she gets the full dose. This was vet-approved.
If that doesn't work, I just give her generic Imodium (calculating the dosage by weight as recommended on the box) which I have also had approved by the vet. I crush it up in applesauce, load in the wormer tube and inject into the wormer halter/bit. TaDa, droopy poopy all gone.
I was buying their tubes at $25 to give every four hours but the above remedy works 100% better and 100% cheaper.
|Cedarsgirl ||12-06-2006 10:19 AM |
Thanks tuffstuff, I'm going to give that a try. My horse absolutely hates to be wormed though...what is a wormer halter/bit? Anything to make life easier :)
|tuffstuff ||12-06-2006 10:40 AM |
You can get it at Tractor Supply or online...shoot, can't remember the official name of it but it's black nylon and goes on like a headstall with a big plastic bit (adjustable - I use it from a 1250 lb horse to a 300 lb mini) that is hollow inside with a hole right in the apex of the bit in the middle of the mouth.
I'll look online and get back to you!
|Cedarsgirl ||12-06-2006 10:44 AM |
|tuffstuff ||12-06-2006 10:44 AM |
Okay, got it..I think there's several brands now but it's "Easy Wormer Drench Bit from Grooma"...$15.95 at Valley Vet (valleyvet.com)....I like them b/c they ship for free with a $25 order. I can ALWAYS find something to round it up to that!
You'll LOVE it for worming or administering any kind of med.
|Cedarsgirl ||12-06-2006 10:49 AM |
Cool, I'll be sure to check it out. Also I'm going to give her electrolytes and probios too. Thanks a bunch :)
|tuffstuff ||12-06-2006 10:52 AM |
You're welcome :) yeah, good thinking, the prios are good to halt it too - I keep some in my barn fridge just in case.
|OhSnapItsRoxy ||12-09-2006 07:11 PM |
Just something else to consider...
A lot of horses will get diarrhea simply from changes in their hay. While I'm sure nerves have a lot to do with it, if you can try to bring a bale of hay from the old barn and slowly incorporate the new hay in with it. Horses have such delicate digestive tracks that any change can cause tummy trouble! :)
|child in time ||12-10-2006 09:50 AM |
Did you have called a vet?
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