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psyllium for horses, psyllium treatment for sand colic

Is your first line of defense against the accumulation of sand in the digestive tract of horses.  Our psyllium pellets with its probiotics and Camelina oil have been formulated to help maintain general health;  promote the  proper digestive function of your equine partner and helps promote and maintain the normal microbial flora in their digestive tract.

 

For prevention of sand colic:  Administer orally 220 g/day (3 included measure) for 7 consecutive days with grain, once a month.

 

As treatment:  Verify for traces of sand in manure after the 1st week and continue until sand is removed.  This can take a few weeks.

 

Ingredients:  Psyllium seed husks, alfalfa meal, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae yeast culture, yeast brewers dehydrated, camelina oil, flavor.

 

If used as recommended, Psyllium Defense:

  • Supports the body's natural defense.

  • Promotes a healthy gut microflora and digestive function.

  • Helps to maintain a balance in intestinal health, proper metabolism and well-being.

  • Helps to maintain and promote regularity and consistency of stools.

  • Helps to maintain healthy immune system function.

  • Provides probiotic support to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

  • Contains camelina oil, a rich source of Omega-3/6/9 fatty acids, and natural vitamin E (antioxidant).

 

Its pleasant taste ensures that horses eat it very easily with their grain unlike powdered psyllium. Remember, PSYLLIUM is the only way to remove the sand (short of surgery).

 

Psyllium Defense, with probiotics and camelina oil, will swell once ingested, pick up sand and move it out of the tract with manure.  It will also promotes a healthy gut microflora and digestive function.

 

Consumption of sand and dirt by horses can cause chronic diarrhea, weight loss and colic caused by irritation

and obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.

 

In two reports, the incidence of sand colic varied from 5% to 30% of all cases of colic. Diagnosis of intestinal sand accumulation is made by one or more of the following: auscultation of the ventral abdomen, fecal sand sedimentation, ultrasound and radiography.

 

Daily supplementation with a probiotic, prebiotic and psyllium supplement demonstrated enhanced fecal sand clearance in clinically normal horses.

Kentucky Equine Research Article

Avoiding Sand Colic in Horses