Sand Stinks But Here's What To Do About It

Although we all like to see it at the beach, sand can be a relentless problem in the equine world. Here in Wisconsin, although it may not look like it, there is a considerable amount of sand in the soil. Horses can ingest sand from grazing, eating off of the ground, or just eating dirt for minerals. A small amount of ingested sand can cause irritation of their hindgut causing diarrhea. As sand accumulates over time, it can settle and become heavy in their colon and can cause weight loss, discomfort and colic. In severe cases, it can lead to impactions or even rupture of the colon. Your veterinarian can diagnose sand with a stethoscope, abdominal ultrasound, radiographs, and fecal tests. Now

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