I know this isn't the most glamorous topic, but it's a real issue I have been dealing with for a while now with Dakota. I adopted Dakota at the ripe old age of 21, and he will be turning 30 this year! And as much as I hate to admit it, his years are finally starting to show....even though I keep telling myself he is going to live forever. I'm sure that there are a few of you out there with senior horses, and I am sure I am not alone in my struggles.
Dakota has struggled with diarrhea for YEARS... It always seems to get worse when the seasons change. Heading into spring is always the toughest on him, but once the grass grows in and he can graze happily it slows down. I've had his teeth checked and have tried numerous different products from Probios to wormers to feed change and everything in between. Nothing seemed to work. However, I was turned onto Total Pre & Probiotic by Ramard. This has been the only product that has helped. If you have trial and errored numerous times, make this your next test product.
Ramard® Total Pre & Probiotic is meant to balance and support your horses digestive system, and includes good bacteria and food for the good bacteria. Their formula is available in an 8.5 oz powder, a 5 lb powder or 30 cc paste tube.
I will say that if you are struggling with diarrhea definitely start with your horses teeth. Find an equine dentist who really knows their stuff and have them check out your horses teeth. You may be able to change their diet and fix the problem. Dakota is missing several teeth and can no longer chew hay, which adds to his problem. He tries so hard, munches on it, wads it up into little balls, and then spits it out. If spring could hurry up that would be great...
If you have tried a digestive supplement or feed that has helped aid or slow diarrhea, I would love to hear about it. Leave me a comment or send me a message.
Disclaimer* I am not a vet and this post is not sponsored. This is simply me sharing my experience and advice.*