Is your horse on a drylot, sandy soil or on a paddock with virtually bare dirt?
Something we are not very good at is remembering to feed psyllium husk regularly to clean accumulated dirt and sand out of their gut.
So here is a reminder, feed psyllium husk!
If your horse is in drought conditions or kept in a dry-lot or on very sandy ground, the psyllium will help to shift all the accumulated dirt and sand out of their gut.
If you don’t get it out, it will cause irritation and pain and you may see signs of bloating, diarrhea or colic.
Feed 50 grams per 100 kg of bodyweight (or 2 oz per 250 lb) for 4 days in every month. Add it to a feed your horse really likes, and just damp it down ever so slightly to make the psyllium stick to the feed.
Don’t wet it! It will become a gooey mess your horse probably won’t want to eat.
And put it in your diary or calendar as a reminder to do once a month. Your horses will thank you (and your vet might too!).
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