Metronidazole cured diarrhea- now what? UPDATE (of desperation) on pg 2
My horse has a few doses left in the metronidazole treatment regimen, but it has so far been a fantastic success- the only thing in a long line of treatments, over 2 winters that has worked.
My vet is cautiously optimistic it may have cured whatever causes his winter diarrhea, but it may only be masking it and we will be back to a nasty butt when he is off the meds. Fingers crossed its the former, as long-term antibiotic use is clearly a bad thing. She is suggesting a pre/probiotic supplement to help maintain gains once the treatment is done. The specific product she is suggesting I consider is Equiotic. I'm not opposed to that, but I really would prefer to use something I can include in my SmartPaks.
And I mean, ideally I want to have no digestive supplement. But this has been SUCH a headache I also don't want to backslide if we can avoid it. Not only is it gross and unhealthy, but he's also grey. Stains are insult on injury!
What have others done after a successful course of metronidazole for watery stool and diarrhea?