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Horse has diarea

Postby MULDOON » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:47 am

I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????
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Postby holly heifer » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:52 am

:P Diet? Green grass, alfalfa hay will cause this. Also several
bacterial organisms-- salmonila, e coli. Irritated bowl syndrome
from bute, antibiotics, ect. Need more info! ;-)
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Re: loose horse

Postby MULDOON » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:02 am

[quote="holly heifer"]:P Diet? Green grass, alfalfa hay will cause this. Also several
bacterial organisms-- salmonila, e coli. Irritated bowl syndrome
from bute, antibiotics, ect. Need more info! ;-)[/quote]
Hay,
I have 3 other horses that don't have diarea ,,, so i don't think
it's his diet.
I worm them all at the same time, He just keeps having diarea.
He is in fine shape.He has never had a shot of bute ,
I don't know what else to say.

thanks Bill
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Postby J » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:26 am

I'd talk to your vet about it if you already haven't.
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Postby Hippie Rancher » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:42 pm

As a teen, I had a paint horse that was always loose. If all else is ok and this is nothing sudden or new I wouldn't worry about it. Mine actually would stand around and drink excess water out of boredom. (he was a spoiled barrel horse - I was his second owner and he generated a lot of stories. And a few scars.)
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Re: Horse has diarea

Postby msscamp » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:45 pm

MULDOON wrote:I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????


If he's high-strung or a nervous type of horse that can do it. Also, some horses don't adjust to alfalfa and other types of higher protein feed as well. If it concerns you that much, I would suggest talking to your vet.
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Postby cowspider » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:26 pm

I "HAD" A Seattle Slew granddaughter that had the runs real bad. I called my vet and was told the it was not a problem for an adult horse and to give PEPTO. She quit eating and died 3 or 4 days later. Have a GOOD Vet. check him out soon. :( :(
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Postby hayray » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:21 pm

MULDOON wrote:I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????


The first thing that comes to mind is salmonella or Potomic Horse Fever; better call the vet. Horses on rich pasture may have loose or runny manure but that is different from a diarhea.
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Re: Horse has diarea

Postby msscamp » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:28 pm

hayray wrote:
MULDOON wrote:I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????


Horses on rich pasture may have loose or runny manure but that is different from a diarhea.


How does one determine the difference between a loose/runny stool and diarrhea? I thought they were the same thing.
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Postby hayray » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:18 am

msscamp wrote:
hayray wrote:
MULDOON wrote:I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????


Horses on rich pasture may have loose or runny manure but that is different from a diarhea.


How does one determine the difference between a loose/runny stool and diarrhea? I thought they were the same thing.


Well I don't really know that except I would say that if it is squiting out rather than just running out and letting gravity take its course than I would say it is diarrhea. I am just thinking that he says the horse is in good shape and he can not get the diarreha stopped so than you think it is a chronic issue rather than the horse getting out on rich pasture or alfalfa hay, they usually get over that in a short time and even then may be loose but not really watery diarreha.
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Postby msscamp » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:16 pm

thanks, hayray.
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Postby hayray » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:15 am

msscamp wrote:thanks, hayray.


I sent you an e-mail regarding bit questions, did you get that? If not I had wrote that I would be glad to answer any of those questions you have.
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Re: Horse has diarea

Postby Alan » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:06 am

msscamp wrote:
hayray wrote:
MULDOON wrote:I have a 10 year old gelding , he is in pretty good shape.
Good appetite , I worm him , but he just can't seem to quit
having diarea.

Any thoughts???????


Horses on rich pasture may have loose or runny manure but that is different from a diarhea.


How does one determine the difference between a loose/runny stool and diarrhea? I thought they were the same thing.


My gelding well get a little loose when he get nervous or we have had a hard (mentally) lesson, but it just looks like cow pie not the squirts.

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Postby msscamp » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:41 pm

hayray wrote:
msscamp wrote:thanks, hayray.


I sent you an e-mail regarding bit questions, did you get that? If not I had wrote that I would be glad to answer any of those questions you have.


Yes, I got your first e-mail and I responded to it with some questions, but did not get an answer. It sounds like you did not get it, and I cleaned out my 'sent' box the other night. :(
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Postby Kelly » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:24 pm

Some horses do get loose when they are nervous. Has your vet looked at him? Does he have signs of an Ulcer? I would try some Probiotics or Ration Plus that might help the good bacteria in his digestive system. Especially after deworming or any meds.
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