Marshmellow Root vs Slippery Elm

Discussion in 'Feeding Horses' started by TraceCosh, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. TraceCosh

    TraceCosh New Member

    Hi All,

    My boy gets fairly nervous the night before a show and we end up with quiet a "tummy mess" in his stable the night before. It continues as we get ready, however as soon as we get in the float, he is fine and the issue goes away. I have had the above two recommended to try on him but Im not sure what the difference (if any) there is.

    TIA
     
  2. crave

    crave Well-known Member

    Marshmallow Root will assist in the hind gut as well as the stomach. Marshmallow Root can be used on a daily basis . Slippery Elm only works in the stomach and if used for too long can stop vitamins and minerals being absorbed.
     
  3. TraceCosh

    TraceCosh New Member

    Thanks Crave. Im only looking to use it a few days before a show, just to try and help him a little.
     

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