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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Nervous horse and exercise

Dear Dr. Getty!

May be you can help me clarify the following question?

My younger horse (3.5 yo) is a very sensitive personality and as such, is quite nervous. I've been feeding her a magnesiun-based supplement and she is doing much better now, but still - when I exercise her she sometimes may poop up to 7 times within just 1 hour, each time being more and more liquid! As she's getting used to the arena and other horses around her, it's getting better, but still I'm just very interested, what's going on in her gut? Where does all this water come from and why? Does it harm her digestive system? Would she benefit from a probiotic to replace the bacteria which are being flushed out?



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