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Re: Water Question

In a message dated 12/8/99 9:17:02 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< I had always assumed that the real problem with horses drinking muddy
 water was that sand could collect in their intestines.  However, this would
 be less of a problem if they kept moving, such as on a ride, and, in any
 case, dehydration is a more immediately serious problem. >>

The sort of dirt that will suspend in water is so fine that it doesn't cause 
a problem.  Heavier sand (such that will cause sand colic) will settle out of 
the water within minutes after being stirred up.


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