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    Horse feces with excess liquid that causes mess and irritation

    i have tried most everything changing feed hay pro and pre biotics when I bought him I didn’t realize that he had skin burns on his bootie where loose manure had run and not been washed off. He is very normal in every other way healthy no colic issues etc. HELP anyone

    What's his worming protocol? I've seen many manure problems clear up with proper worming. JB may help here. ??
    "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


      If everything else is ok (worming, teeth) then two suggestions that worked for me --BioSponge daily (comes in a powder, put into feed), then protect the area ---I wrap the tail bone in a leg wrap from dock to end, fasten and tape --then braid the rest --keeps the liquid poop off. Then (after thorough cleaning of booty) I apply Desitin diaper cream liberally to both sides under the tail. This protects and helps healing. For my sensitive horse --grass hay seems to be less "stimulating" to his bowels than alfalfa hay. OH--it takes BioSponge about a week to kick in so don't assume it's not working if you don't get an immediate response.


        can be excess sand in the gut too so a treatment with psyllium might help if other ideas don't.


          Fecal Water Syndrome.


            Is this relatively normal manure, but lots of watery goo after? If so, then ditto above - do some research on Free Fecal Water syndrome.
            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


              Check salt consumption as well, I have had some horses go overboard on a salt block. Once removed it gets better. I also have had luck with biosponge, or changing hay.


                Mine has that problem when small strongyles are burrowing in or out of his intestinal walls, or if he eats something that he's sensitive to. His specific sensitivities are flax and soy, but I have also spoken to other horse owners who had similar issues with different foods (alfalfa affected one pony this way).


                  I’ll second daily biosponge


                    Alfalfa affects my super senior this way. Unfortunately he needs alfalfa for about half the year to maintain his weight. It took a lot of trial and error (and $$$ with the vet) but we finally found the right combination of grain (TC Senior), supplements (Smartpak smart combo senior, bio sponge, probios), free choice timothy, and a small amount of alfalfa (1-2 flakes a day)
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                      I had that problem with my gelding. It lasted for years. It finally went away when he was treated with doxycycline for Lyme. I had a vet mention, when I told him, that they had had success in some cases with tetracycline. It's worth looking into anyway. I hope you find something that works.


                        Deworm specifically for tapes and encysted strongyles. Not just ivermectin. Consult a GOOD vet on how to do this.

                        Treat for sand.. your vet can ultrasound the belly and see if sand is in there, or you can do a fecal sand test. Google it. But it's essentially taking a fecal ball in a ziplock bag, add water, squash the fecal ball then pour off any loose material from the top gently. What's in the bottom of the bag can be very revealing.

                        Treat for hind gut ulcers. You can try pre and probiotics. I like biosponge and saccharomyces boulaardi, but again.. consult with a very good vet who's knowledgeable about nutrition. You can also address this with medication.

                        Has the horse had colic surgery? Sometimes when the colon is involved they will face a lifetime of being unable to tolerate many long stemmed fibers.. so chopped forage or only 2nd cut can help improve it.

                        Yes, MSM, Vitamin E can help as well.