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post #51 of 56 Old 04-24-2014, 06:15 PM
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OK. what are you guys seeing that I'm not? To me he just doesn't look that much better... He does in the pic on the lunge line, but after looking at the full size image, not as much as I initially thought. I think he look worse now than he did on the line, but better than when he arrived.
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post #52 of 56 Old 04-24-2014, 06:19 PM
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his ribs and hip bone are not as visible, there is some cover between his shoulder and ribs that was just rib bones in the first pic.
He looks better, but still needs some groceries.
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post #53 of 56 Old 04-24-2014, 08:38 PM
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You need to be specific on what you are feeding and how much. I would also keep him on daily Probiotics. He may be out of balance and need some flora in his gut.
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post #54 of 56 Old 04-24-2014, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by geocy View Post
Your post are very informative and educational.

Wheat straw it is then. This is exactly what we have. Any other hay it is expensive or impossible to get. Except clover hay (not sure how to call it)

About probiotics. Is there anything else i can use as probiotics? Brewer's Yeast was one suggestion and yogurt the other one. I am not sure where i can find Brewer's Yeast in my country, but i will try to ask around. Yogurt is a cheap solution, but we do not have a fridge at the farm. So we will have to carry it with us all the time. Any other solution?

How long will we have to add probiotics?

I will take some pictures of him and his feet and his poop tomorrow when i will go to the farm.
Buy real probiotics they are extremely cheap.
Probios Probiotic Supplement -
It says 5lbs lasts 80 days but I use this and it last much longer
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post #56 of 56 Old 04-27-2014, 09:31 PM
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If you have access to it I would suggest doing a round of psyllium on him. He may have a bit of a sand problem. While the sand can cause a serious colic it can also cause loose stools as well. Your environment looks sandy. This is not something you feed everyday but do about once a month. It is also called SandAid,Sand Clear, Metamucil(people version but can be used as well). If you treat with it you will be amazed by what comes out. Where I live I have to do this about once a month because of the sandiness here,
P.S>> the loose stools usually happen before an impaction hits. After seeing the most recent poop pics I would really push for that psyllium treatment. If in doubt put some poop in a clear container of some sort (preferably fresh poop top layer not touching the ground) then add water. Stir and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes and look for sand. My guess is you will see a fair bit of it.
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