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Re: Colic
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2021, 01:02:57 pm »
My old girl was a laminitic and I used to give her soaked and rinsed hay in two haynets (one inside the other) to slow her down. Worked well and meant the haynets lasted longer too. If I had to bring her in early I'd sometimes give her two haynets, one at each end of the stable (always with soaked hay) and she very rarely ended up with nothing to eat. Hope this helps a bit :)


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Colic
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2021, 02:38:02 pm »
I did have him on soaked hay briefly, when we thought that chewing dry hay might be uncomfortable for him, but to do it on an ongoing basis, I would need to get a tap and container set up in the yard so that I can soak it and rinse it off.  Soaking it in the water trough makes the water in the trough unpleasant for all the animals.

At the mo, it seems to be working fine with the bedderstraw for overnight pickings when he's finished his hay : he won't starve but he won't overeat, either. 
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