Horse Has Diarrhea/Runny Poop

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  1. Canadian Sage

    Canadian Sage Senior Member+

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    i recently brought home my 3 year old QH filly that was at the trainers.

    She was on Alfalfa/grass mix hay, and a "scoop" of grain morning and night.

    I have in a dry pen, and turn her out for 30-45 minutes daily. Once in the morning, once at night. That way she gets her meals twice a day (same thing that was being done at the trainers...except she was getting hay and was in a stall).

    I am in the process of getting oats, but right now shes getting not even 1/4 can of Omolene 100 just for a different taste.

    I have noticed that she seems to have "normal" poops in the mornings, and then later on it gets very runny, and then goes back to almost "normal" at night again.

    What would the cause of this be? How do I help get it from being soo runny, to being "normal"?​
     






  2. pantha11

    pantha11 Senior Member+

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    If I am corrent Omolene 100, has beet pulp in it, now this can cause some horses to have the runs, maybe you could back it off a little, and see if that helps.
    Apart from that your horse may have bacteria in the gut, and you may have to talk/see to a vet.
     
  3. Canadian Sage

    Canadian Sage Senior Member+

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    thankyou for the reply.

    I thought maybe it was a change from hay/alfalfa to being out in the lush field that was causing the runs.

    I am going to get some oats for her as I would perfer feeding her oats than the omolene.
     
  4. BettyBootsy

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    Your right the change from grass to hay or alfalfa. Oats are a very good source of nutrition.
     
  5. pantha11

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    Yes that could also be the cause.
    Just remember oats can heat your horse up and does not have vitamins minerals, protein, etc in it, so you may consider giving him something else as well as the oats.
    If the oats heat him up soak them, Pour boiling water over them and let stand for 24 hrs, it takes the arsnic out of it, and that is what heats them up.
     
  6. PeggySue

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    get some proboics they did wonders for the pony i had that had water for pooo ... fixed her right up it did :)

    I wanna thank everybody on here who encouraged me to use it also :)
     
  7. royalrox

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    besides the switch in the hay the move might also be a factor I know when Royal's nervous he gets icky lol
     
  8. Canadian Sage

    Canadian Sage Senior Member+

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    great thanx guys.

    I definitally know alot has gone on in the past few days, so "stress" could be the factor too. I will definitally try the proboics, and am going to put a salt block in her pen as well.
     






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