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Author Topic: Training - Recovering from Potomac Fever  (Read 1464 times)
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« on: November 07, 2009, 11:30:50 AM »

Horse appears to have recovered from a bout of Potomac fever, responded to antibotics, put weight back on, coat look greats, behavior back to normal, eating/drinking fine, back in racing form (and doing well) ... however, stools are still loose.

Help if you can.  Someone has suggested yogurt .. to rebuild good bacteria and digestive system.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 12:21:04 PM »

Ask a vet about giving him a dose of another horses manure.  i understand that the good bacteria in the gut might die off and need replaced.  The manure remedy is from thirty years ago so don't try it without talking with an expert.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 06:43:28 PM »

Ask a vet about giving him a dose of another horses manure.  i understand that the good bacteria in the gut might die off and need replaced.  The manure remedy is from thirty years ago so don't try it without talking with an expert.

I understand the same thing you do Samstar ... and that remedy is really unusual, to say the least.  I'll look into it, Tx.  Not my horse just helping a friend.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 11:21:48 PM »

Ask a vet about giving him a dose of another horses manure.  i understand that the good bacteria in the gut might die off and need replaced.  The manure remedy is from thirty years ago so don't try it without talking with an expert.



I know of people doing that. The antibiotic could also cause the loose stools as well. You should probably wait until all antibiotics have run through the horse then see if its still loose. just a thought. thumbs up
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 08:21:39 AM »

I know of people doing that. The antibiotic could also cause the loose stools as well. You should probably wait until all antibiotics have run through the horse then see if its still loose. just a thought. thumbs up

Sorry the response took me so long.  The antibiotics stopped in September (so I've been told) but the loose stools continue.  I may not be getting the whole story (not my horse) and maybe something else is going on which is none of my business.  I'll continue the monitoring and maybe chip in for the yogurt or some home treatment.  Best that I stay out of it, maybe.  I just feel bad for the horse. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 10:09:27 PM »

Who is getting married?
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 06:52:10 AM »

Just an owner & trainer hook-up ... doing the "for richer, for poorer and for absolutely broke if you keep horses" thing.  screwy
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 03:30:04 PM »

Go to your feed store and order charcoal gel, it comes in the calking gun size. Give 1/3 tube 3 times a day for the first couple days, then 1/3 tube every other day for 10 days. If the poops turn black, that is normal. Charcoal will take out 80% of the toxins in the gut, and help normalize it. Then you can use your probiotics on the off days for the 10 days.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 04:46:42 AM »

Thanks Casandra1.  That's exactly the kind of simple, non-invasive treatment I was looking for.  Will let you know.   thumbs up
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 06:05:29 PM »

Just an update on this horse.  My friend has just let time run its course.  I helped Paddock her this weekend (yet again, as I smitten with this one) and the Horse hit a lifetime mark.  Racing better than ever.  Second chance on life and racing and making the most of it !! 
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