Hello all. Before everyone jumps on the “have you called the vet” - yes we have had 3 vets out. One vet is a chiro/acu vet and the other is our regular vet. The 3rd is a holistic vet.
Every fall my horse gets a runny bum. His poop is normal, well formed. But when he passes gas, it is frequent, and out dribbles some liquid. Horse is eating normally, has superb weight, drinking normal, otherwise his perky normal self. The stool/gas smells “worse” than the sweet smell of horse poop.
The past times the regular vet gives us Platinum Balance Probiotic and this has gotten it under control. This year though he still is runny. We tried Succeed and it didn’t really make a dent in runny bum (but it did in my wallet!)
Holistic vet prescribed some holistic remedies, one of which was Dynamite Miracle Clay. This appeared to help the most and dried him up mostly but then when we skipped some days while awaiting a Dynamite shipment, he got runny again.
Called regular vet back out and she put him on an antibiotic that I can’t quite remember the name of right now but is usually for diarrhea and a double dose of the probiotic (which is also a prebiotic) that we have had success in the past. She said that some horses tend to be more “juicy” than others and that as long as he’s his usual self - not losing weight, perky, eating, drinking - that it’s not of concern. The other vets didn’t seem that concerned either.
But I still would like to dry him up. He is, of course, WHITE (paint horse, mostly white), so the runs are gross and very apparent. I keep his tail wrapped up for winter. All other seasons his bum is completely fine. It is just fall and this time going on into winter.
Anyone have any ideas/suggestions or similar experiences? And if you fed a supplement or something and did it work?
Again: horse passes liquid gas, stools normal but kind of stinky, drinking and eating fine, weight is excellent, perky and lively. Gets hay 24/7 and has large pasture (which right now doesn’t have grass). Gets fed a minimal amount of grain (Strategy Healthy Edge) - just enough to get the meds & supplements in him. He’s 12yrs old - so young.
Thanks in advance!