Help ~ My once foundered mare now gets loose stools whenever she gets a little grass.
Question: Hi, I have a mare that foundered bad a few years ago. She seemed to make a full recovery but ever since then if she gets even a little grass she will get loose stools. It will get about like a cow pie. I keep her off the grass at night and give her hay, she gets limited time on during the day. If I keep her on hay only she is fine but any grass and by that eve she is loose again. She only gets a ration balancer and a supplement called remission, no grain. Might you have a suggestion on what could help her so she could have some grass again? I know I will always have to monitor her close so she doesn't get to0 much, but I hate having to keep her on hay all the time. Thank you for your time.
Dr. Kellon: First, you should have her checked for insulin resistance. If her insulin is high any grass could be harmful for her.