How much is too much??

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  • empaul02 Original Poster empaul02
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    I just started her on smartdigest which has probiotics, prebiotics, and helpful digestive enzymes. Hopefully I see a difference soon! I have heard people having great luck using this because of the probiotics etc.

    drparker
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    Alfalfa is a good natural stomach buffer for horses and small amounts added to her other hay may be all you need. Smartpak offers other supplements that can be helpful for digestive support and it looks like you’ve discovered them. You can also offer small amounts of alfalfa before you ride so the buffer is there and the grass mat in her stomach will prevent acid splashing and irritation while you ride. If you notice signs consistent with gastric ulcers you should talk to your vet and have her scoped to be sure. Proper ulcer treatment is necessary if she has any. Good luck!

    kelly_knight
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    Try Bach Flower Remedies. 🙂

    carrie_dobrin
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    I put my Arab cross gelding on SmartCalm Ultra (probably could use SmartCalm with your horse). He has the same issue (among others), in that if something is moved in the barn or outside, he sometimes spooks a bit, and has to go check it out. He is also on turnout all day, and now that the weather is warm enough, all night as well. To some degree, it is just part of who he is, and some of it is that he was very green when I got him, and had not been handled much at all.

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    Arabians like to look at everything, even if it hasn’t moved!

    It is never the horse's fault

    jan_kast
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    I haven’t owned a mare, but there is a noticeable difference in my horses when they are free on pasture for most of the day. Allowing freedom to roam and be a horse as well as not feeding something high in carbs is a good place to start. Strategy horse feed is a well-balance feed from Purina.

    ceceb
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    I’ve been reading up on Chia seeds for horses with gut/ulcer issues. I just ordered some for my horse. Look up Chia Seeds for horses on the internet. It’s good for us humans too.
    If you’re trailering or showing often, you might try Quietex for anxiety.
    Good luck.
    ceceb

    carrie_dobrin
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    Arabians like to look at everything, even if it hasn’t moved!

    Even after they have seen something 50 times already! It just might have changed!

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
    Topics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205

    It might! Also, when coming up to the barn, peacock screeching is a warning of serious threat – when going back out, the screeching is merely a friendly farewell. He yawned all through his last two in-hand classes, yet when we walked out of the ring, his head shot up, he realized that people were looking at him in a distinctly menacing manner and they had cars and strange horses with them (needless to say, these were all there when he walked into the ring). This required a lot of spinning, kicking and huffing. It’s the Arabian way.

    It is never the horse's fault

    janine9499
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    A magic remedy for my horse…and should be for all horses…aloe Vera juice, pumpkin seeds, and oat flour or bran. This combination protects stomach and hind gut.
    The aloe Vera is a mucopolysaccharide with many healing/soothing properties, pumpkin seeds supply magnesium for calming and convert to nitric oxide for further healing benefits and whole grain oat flour or oat bran has beta glycan for coating and healing.
    The key is getting the right types of products. The aloe Vera juice must be whole leaf filtered (I buy PharmAloe brand) about $25-30 gallon). If it’s cheap it’s not the right juice, pumpkin seeds are raw and out of the shell, oat flour is pure like Bobs Redmill brand. Just read label that not mixed with starches or fillers. Oat bran is even better but again check label.
    Give 1/4 cup juice with, 1/4 cup seeds, and two tablespoons oat flour or bran. I give once a day. If ulcers present can give twice. Because it’s a food product you can give higher amounts. But this is what I do for daily maintenance. Read more online about it.
    I used it when he had an ulcer and now use it daily for maintenance. It’s inexpensive and all natural and, unlike omeprazole, it doesn’t mess up gut flora.
    Keeps him happy and level headed! This combination was a life saver in so many ways.

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