Checking Your Horse’s Manure for Sand

Sand accumulation in a horse’s gastric system is cause for concern; this method can help you detect it.

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Horses with sand accumulation are at risk of colic, discomfort, and fever. It’s easy to check for sand content in manure with this simple method that involves a fecal sample, plastic bag, and water. Christine Johnson, DVM, of Leclair Equine in Berthoud, Colorado, demonstrates how to do it.


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