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post #1 of 5 Old 10-01-2020, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Clumpy horse poop

Hello! To start out I rescued a 4 year old mini back in April from a kill pen in Texas. First two weeks she was great then her poop started looking odd getting clumpy then turned into cow plots. Had the vet out they said sand. They think she was eating sand because she was very thin when they rescued her and she was also recovering from pneumonia. I get her on sand clear. She clears a lot of sand. Poop goes back to normal for a month. Then back to soft. Then diarrhea. Back on sand clear.
Normal stool for two months.
Fast forward to sept. She starts having super normal poop but then bot fly larva in her poop. Then suddenly she gets bad diarrhea
Sand clear and wormed her with panacur five day and then ivermectin.
Same cow plots
Then I took her off hay. Poop firms up

Poop is still clumpy. It ranges from formed apples stuck together to just unformed apples plopped on each other

Vet it coming out this weekend to drench her for sand 3 days in a row

She eats Bermuda blend pellets
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-01-2020, 12:18 PM
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I don't know what could be causing that, but if you have sandy soil, and she is grazing or eating off the ground, that's how she could be getting the sand. Sometimes they'll even eat the dirt off their dry lot ground.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-01-2020, 12:35 PM
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Hopefully your vet can help you get it sorted out. Poor little girl. It's a good thing she has you looking after her. Keep us updated.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-01-2020, 01:00 PM
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I know the vet is coming out so hopefully they will have answers.

It could be a ton of things. I would probably just keep her on the sand clear (the monthly 5 day dose) if there is concern that she is eating sand with her food. I'd also have her teeth checked because if she'd dropping the grain then eating off the ground it doesn't help the situation.

I would also consider a round of ulcergaurd and I would do a temp check. You could also do a pro bios in her feed.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-01-2020, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I’ve tried probiotics and it seemed to make her stool softer and worse. I went from double dosing the sand clear to giving it once a day which seemed to firm it up a little. She is eating out of a tub and on top of rubber mats.
I’m hoping drenching her will help resolve the issue. It’s just odd that her poop never ever went back to normal like it did in July
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