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[RC] OT - Diarrhea in Older Horse - Tamara Taylor

Hello list, 

A friend of mine is having some trouble and I agreed to ask around to see if I 
could find any ideas or suggestions to help her older horse out. 

He is a 27 year old Quarter horse gelding, about 1300 lb. He cribs and has no 
front teeth left as a result of this. He is hard to keep weight on and he is 
built like a running QH. 

He has been having very watery stools for the last few weeks. He had a similiar 
problem last year when they switched his diet but it cleared up when they put 
him back on his regular food. This time he seems to have a lot of gas (and 
grumbly stomach sounds) and liquid diarrhea but other times his stool is more 
formed. 

Her vet put him on 13 tablets of Novo-Trimel 960mg/day (1 Tablet/100 lbs) and 
it hasn't made much of a difference yet. He was started on it on Thursday. 

Right now all his diet consist of is dry hay and a few cubes after he takes 
his medicine. Floating his teeth and deworming have been looked into. 

My friend is at her wits end and would really appreciate any suggestions for 
things to try or tests to look into. Any suggestions for diet to help keep his 
weight on would be muchly appreciated as well. 

Thanks in advance, 

Tamara Taylor 
Saskatoon, SK 



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