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    Default Some fresh blood traces in manure -- how worried should I be?

    The horse in question is a Half Arabian pony. Normal manure amount and color. Not on any medications except for a half scoop of a thyroid supplement. She gets 1/2 to 2/3s of TB of salt with half a dozen Tums once daily. The base of her once a day food (other than free choice day) is a few soaked and rinsed alfalfa cubes with 1/2 cup of ground flax seed. She is a gray. Checked for external wounds and didn't see anything.



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    Does she have any melanomas in her rectum or anus?
    If it's a one-off thing I wouldn't worry. If it continues I'd investigate further for colitis, etc.
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    She doesn't have any external melanomas that I can see.



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    Given that she is grey, I'd ask the vet to come out and rectal her to look for internal melanomas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grayarabpony View Post
    The horse in question is a Half Arabian pony. Normal manure amount and color. Not on any medications except for a half scoop of a thyroid supplement. She gets 1/2 to 2/3s of TB of salt with half a dozen Tums once daily. The base of her once a day food (other than free choice day) is a few soaked and rinsed alfalfa cubes with 1/2 cup of ground flax seed. She is a gray. Checked for external wounds and didn't see anything.
    Not that it wold affect your problem, "no medication, except the thyroid supplement". You need to add in the tums as a medication even though it is OTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrygoround View Post
    Not that it wold affect your problem, "no medication, except the thyroid supplement". You need to add in the tums as a medication even though it is OTC.
    And you posted this why, exactly?



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