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my_mare_my_baby
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From:Milton Ontario Canada
Registered: Apr 2008

posted April 10, 2008 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for my_mare_my_baby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey I dont know if this will help anyone else out there but my horse just got over being really sick and I had the best help for a cure ever from a local farmer. Thought I'd share.
So here's the story; She had the runs for about 2 days, and by runs i mean shoot someone 10ft back in the face with liquid poop, type runs.
NOT PRETTY FOR THE RECORD!
Anyways so i started to panic, the vet said there was nothing he could do, dont you hate it when they say that?! I went to the CO-OP god bless this old farmer who was standing there and told me this fix:
he said to give her oats, the kind you boil and when you're forced to eat them they stick to your ribs.
Boil about 3 cups of oats in about 5.5 cups of water. Make them REALLY thick. Take a cup add one chopped apple to a teaspoon molasses and put that in the microwave. It will smell, Dont worry! Mix it all together after about 15 minutes of boiling the oats and let it cool a little.
I know it sounds a little dumb but it seriously works! It makes it so their poop is really thick and helps keep them from dehydrating.
So that's my story, I'm sorry to any of you who can never look at oatmeal again but I'm convinced it saved my horse. Or at least my peace of mind.


Anyone else have any home recipies?

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glitterless
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posted April 11, 2008 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for glitterless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about Kaopectate? That's what we usually give.

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gigizach
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From:Kitchener, Ontario Canada
Registered: Oct 2006

posted April 11, 2008 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gigizach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a horse that had bad runs for months. Yes, months! He was at OVC, my vet was out weekly and it was terrible. I tried everything. The vet at OVC said it is hopeless.

Then I came across a forum and read about giving 2 cups of DRY beet pulp mixed with a little feed (to reduce the risk of choke) 2 times daily and it worked and is still working. I tried to cut him back off the dry beet pulp but every time I do his runs come back. So it looks like he will be on dry beet pulp for his life.

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Casper
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posted April 11, 2008 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Casper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yogurt! We have an older 25+ gelding and everytime he gets the runs, he gets plain old yoghurt! It works everytime, I'm guessing it has something to do with the active bacteria thats in it.

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my_mare_my_baby
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From:Milton Ontario Canada
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posted April 11, 2008 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for my_mare_my_baby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never thought of yogurt cuz of the dairy, Doesn't upset his tummy? Weird. Mind you my mare eats PB&J for breakfast so i guess it;s not that weird.(No not the reason she had the runs!)

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C.Couture
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From:Burlington,Ontario, Canada
Registered: Sep 2007

posted April 12, 2008 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for C.Couture     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Acidophilous (sp?) capsuls.
You can get them at any health food store, healthy section at a grocery store.
Give as many as will discontinue the loose stool. (Don't be afraid to give up to 6-9 depending on the size of the horse and size of the...liquid problem.
Good luck!

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elequine
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From:Drumbo, ON Canada
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posted April 12, 2008 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for elequine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be more concerned trying to find the cause of the runs.

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puslinch
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From:Ontario, Canada
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posted April 13, 2008 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puslinch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yogurt works great, a lot of thoroughbreds at the track are on it everyday for stress tummies. Also, ritidadine (not sure about spelling) they give is to foals with the runs so they don't dehydrate.

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