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Pony squirting

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  • crandle Original Poster crandle
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    My 24 year old pony has been squirting for a couple of years now, otherwise his manure is normal. Metro used to clear it up, but now nothing has a lasting effect. Vet has done many tests but she can not figure out what is causing it. It occurs no matter what he eats. I’ve tried Metro, Assure, Assure Plus, Forco, Metamucil, Probiotics, SmartPak supplements. He is wormed on a regular basis with my other horses. I have not tried Smart Gut Ultra – has anyone had success with this. My pony’s legs get covered in stinky, wet diarrhea and surprisingly, he is fine otherwise. He is now eating Thrive food, which came very highly recommended and sworn to solve the problem – to no avail. I’m willing to try Smart Gut Ultra but want to be sure that if it doesn’t work, that I will get my money back. I would love for it to work.

    stockshowkid’97 stockshowkid'97
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    Older age maybe?
    Maybe try Smart Gut Ultra and see if it has any difference on him. I’m not sure about the money back, but all of the people that do the smartpak stuff seem nice and willing to help you out so maybe get in touch with one of them and tell them your problem and ask what they would recommend.
    Good luck and I hope you get rid of the problem! :)

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    crandle Original Poster crandle
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    Thanks, the vet doesn’t think it is an age issue. I sure hope I find some relief for him.

    sutclije
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    I have the same problem with my senior pony. He is about 20. I have had him on SmartDigest Ultra for the past 3 or 4 years which has helped him. I also am doing a monthly SandClear cleanse because he used to be on dirt/sand paddocks before I moved to my new barn a year ago. The SandClear seemed to help a bit, but he still has wet poop every third or fourth time passing manure. His poor legs have the same poop running down them problem. I noticed that fresh spring grass causes him to have more squirting than usual, but that is probably not the issue during the winter. I have chalked it up to that just being how he is. Several vets have looked at him over the years, and no one has been too concerned, especially since he has had this problem for about 8 years now. I did not consider SmartGut, but will look into it. We avoid giving him bran mash because we don’t want to exacerbate the problem. We have another senior gelding at my barn that also has the same issue, and he is on the same SandClear regimen. That horse was also kept in a sand/dirt paddock for some part of his life. Both are wormed regularly.

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