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[RC] Diarrhea in Older Horse - Tamara Taylor

Another message from an endurance person.

From: DarkHorseGoddess@xxxxxxx 
 - Subject: Re: [RC]   OT - Diarrhea in Older Horse 

I had an older TWH gelding that had very watery diarrhea the last three to 
four weeks of his life, and I also couldn't get it to slow down. I tried 
kaopectic (misspelled), till we were both covered in the stuff. 

I think your friend needs to have her Vet run a CBC on her horse to make sure 
nothing is going on inside. Do get his teeth floated and do run a fecal count 
to make sure he is not worm over loaded. 

I would start feeding him small meals throughout the day, I'm guessing that 
he is still interested in food. Maybe grain him, really keep an eye on his 
weight, and water intake. When older horse get diarrhea, it's so easy for them 
get dehydrated and before you know it you have another health problem on your 

Feeding him grain mixed with water is a good way to get fluids back into him. 
I wish her the best of luck getting this under control. 


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