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Re: ANTIBIOTICS AND GUT FLORA?????
I was advised to give my horse, who had gut flora problems, Yogurt! It did
seem to help!
(newbie to endurance)
> From: Steph Teeter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Fw: ANTIBIOTICS AND GUT FLORA?????
> Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 5:46 PM
> <this query is being forwarded for Sheri Thompson - please send
> responses to the ridecamp list so that she can view them through
> the archives. thanks, Steph>
> >Message: My horse was on antibiotics on two separate occassions to
> up a
> >scratches infection. Both times while on the antibiotics while either
> >an endurance ride or training on a long ride he colicked (gas colic). I
> >told by several veterinarians that the antibiotics had killed off my
> >gut flora (the good stuff) and now he has only gas producing bacteria
> >bad stuff) in his gut. My horse is now on large amounts of probiotics
> >Forco. I am looking for anyone with any similar experiences that might
> >me or ease the mystery with this problem. I let my horse rest for 4
> >after the second gas colic episode (with only turn outs and hand
> >then I started him back slowly (riding-walking only-about 4 miles every
> >days) and after the first week of starting him back, when he felt really
> >I let him trot a little but 24 hours later he acted slightly
> >i.e. popping his lips together, yawning-all the usuaal signs he shows
> >is a little gassy. So I am now letting him rest again for 2-3 weeks and
> >will start riding him at a walk again. Can anyone that has ever had
> >problem tell me how long it took their horse to recover totally and what
> >did to help the horse recover from this problem. Any information
> >this would be greatly appreciated.
> >Thank you,
> >Sheri Thompson
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