How to Tell If Your Horse Has Ingested Too Much Sand

Dr. Sharon Spier demonstrates a simple test you can do to measure the amount of sand your horse is excreting.
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Too much sand in your horse’s intestines can cause diarrhea, blockages and colic. Dr. Sharon Spier shows you a simple test you can do to measure the amount of sand your horse is excreting.

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Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of interest include Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and genetic diseases of horses.

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