|ClaudiaD ||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? http://www.horseforum.com/members/34.../s-51f0-32480/
|Super Nova ||09-03-2012 08:24 PM |
That looks like it has been gone through by birds. Pretty common here.
|GhostwindAppaloosa ||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
|ClaudiaD ||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.
|Chevaux ||09-03-2012 09:50 PM |
I've seen bugs and beetles dismantle a pile in fairly short order if the 'texture' is right for them.
|loosie ||09-05-2012 09:30 PM |
|PaintedFury ||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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