drenching for sand in intestines

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by Satins mine, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Satins mine

    Satins mine New Member

    When I first got my own horse 29 years ago the recommendation was 2 litres of paraffin oil down the tube into the stomach. 4 years later it was the paraffin along with psyllium husks and maybe a handful of Epsom salts.

    Today I had my horses oiled and they have returned to using paraffin with a good dose of linseed oil to improve the coat.

    The fashions of medical care lol.

    Will be interesting to see the horses in a fortnight. They should be super shiny
  2. equislave

    equislave Well-known Member

    My vet uses linseed oil to stir the sand up, psyllium to grab hold of it and the paraffin oil cleans it out.
  3. Satins mine

    Satins mine New Member

    The vet yesterday was saying the psyllium binds up the sand into clumps and can cause severe obstructions worsening the situation. This is new research out apparently. Ask you vet to check the latest research. I was surprised with the change from the last time I drenched a year ago.
  4. Kodas Karen

    Kodas Karen New Member

    Can you please tell what quantities you use these in? Thanks!

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