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spookychick13 01-11-2011 09:57 AM

Sand Clear
My vet suggested we put our guys on it.

Anyone know a lot about it? Anything I should watch out for?

Alwaysbehind 01-11-2011 09:59 AM

I believe you can give them Metamucil instead of sand clear. SR knows. Hopefully she will post.

Speed Racer 01-11-2011 09:59 AM

Don't waste your money on Sand Clear. You can buy generic Metamucil for a lot less, and it has the same psyllium fiber that's in Sand Clear.

It's fiber; there's nothing to watch out for. It helps keep their bowels moving.

spookychick13 01-11-2011 10:04 AM

Thanks. :)

My mom's older guy (Firecracker) has Cushings and is prone to colic, so she's paranoid about him. I had to ask.

mls 01-11-2011 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by spookychick13 (Post 885286)
My vet suggested we put our guys on it.

Did they vet say why? Do you feed on sandy ground?

spookychick13 01-11-2011 10:07 AM

She said she found some sand in Firecracker (the 30 year old Quarab's) fecal sample.

Brandon and Tyler were clear.

farmpony84 01-11-2011 10:16 AM

I use sandclear. I feel better about using it. I know what it's for and I know the results. As others have said, their are cheaper alternatives that can work just as well but at $18 a bucket, it's not that expensive in my opinion. I actually have it shipped through smartpak and it works as a good reminder that it's time to do his monthly flush. Do you have your older guy on a senior feed?

trailhorserider 01-11-2011 12:34 PM

I wish I knew if psyllium actually works or not. It seems most people feel it does, but there is at least one published study where it was found to do basically nothing.

I am giving my guys psyllium currently, but it is expensive to feed it if really doesn't do anything! I wish there were more conclusive studies on the matter.

What do you guys think?

gbear 01-12-2011 01:44 PM

we have lots of beach in NM. It was recommended that i increase fiber intake, for the horse. I think i will try the metamucil, how much do you give? once a day? twice?

Speed Racer 01-12-2011 01:53 PM

gbear, I give it once a week. Some people give it once a day for a set number of days, then wait a month before starting over.

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