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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 3:31
Subject: RC: Daily elyting vs impaction
Following the recent thread on
daily elyting not being advisable (and I understand the reasoning), and
because we are going into winter, I decided to stop giving daily elytes to the
horses, and instead to elyte only if they had been in hard work and
sweating. I stopped the elytes on Wednesday, and Friday night Toc
colicked. Bad impaction.
Unfortunately, I had minor surgery
on Thursday, and couldn't check on his water in the stable Thursday night or
in the paddock on Friday, but I suspect that he has drunk next to
nothing. My vet, when he did a rectal, said that he doubted he'd drunk
anything at all on Friday.
So, he had a bran mash on Saturday
morning, lunchtime and night, and Sunday morning, and is back on daily elytes,
and is once again drinking (not huge amounts, but at least he's
PG's water consumption didn't
change at all when I stopped elyting him, so I'm keeping him off of them until
he needs them (before a show).