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FlaxenLady

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FlaxenLady says:

Tucking up

Noticed my lad is 'tucking up' a lot. The kind of tuck which you'd link to colic however he does not colic when he does this.
Got told he may just have really gassy bowels so tried him on Fennel and haven't really seen much difference, he does this more often when its cold.

I've also noticed he does it sometimes at shows but his overall attitude doesnt change. His routine is the same, as is feed, hayledge, bedding etc.
I thought it could be linked to stress but he is showing no other signs, but then found that low grade colic can be linked to gastric ulcers...but he has no other symptoms.

Anyone have any idea's on what could be causing this, or any supplements to help calm?

 

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Tucking up

It could be just that he IS cold.....if you think it's tummy related though, perhaps think of adding something like NAF haylage balancer to his feed, as it helps neutralise the acidic content of haylage, and has pre and pro biotics to help calm upsets down as well.

Hope you can sort him out soon :o)

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SilverLinedCloud

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Re: Tucking up

 My mare was tucking up a bit, she was in a lightwieght at night and on only good hay and a what's left of the grass, She had also lost a little more weight than I would like so decided to put on to some hard feed. She is now fed twice a day on Bailey's No. 4 and sugarbeet and getting extra hay. She seems greatly improved. I do hope that it's just a case of your boy being a little cold and hungry. Good luck x 

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FlaxenLady

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FlaxenLady says:

Re: Tucking up

Thanks guys.

Boo's fully clipped so is in a nice big rug, big bed, boots on, plenty of hayledge and on hard feed.
i think i will try getting hold of some hayledge balancer and see if that helps and up his feeds a bit.
:)

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