My horse can be a finicky eater but he had no problem finishing up all his grain with the added Smartsand purge.
June 6, 2013
I love this product for palatability; however, the pellets are too large and sometimes too dry for my one horse. I made a recommendation to the company to manufacture smaller pellets for this product and I used SmartPak's recommendation to coat product with Canola Oil when too dry, but my one horse is insulin resistance and I don't want to always be using Canola Oil. Not sure what I'll do when I need to sand purge again, because this is the only product my horses with take with their ration balancer.
May 26, 2013
Think it worked?
I've only used this product once so far, but I'm going to be doing the monthly 7 day purge for my mini mare who ingested stone dust. I can't say if it was this product, or the wetted hay extender mix, or the fact that after a week of barely eating or drinking she finally starting eating, once I started the extender, the sand purge and horse quenchers in her water the same day. We were discussing surgery once we realized what the problem was. Within 5 days of eating and drinking, her appetite slowly began increasing. My mare finally perked up and is doing much better. I started the product the day she got drenched by the vet and it was off and on for about 4 days before she started to come around. Now with some environmental changes and continued monitoring, she does not need surgery and is eating/drinking like normal.
She didn't really like the product alone. She ate it without fuss, but when eating it alone she kept chewing like it was cow cud/stuck in her mouth like peanut butter or something. Once I mixed with the wet hay extender, she had no issues. Chewed a little more then normal, but not overly crazy like the first time. She is an air fern, so she will try and eat almost anything, this may not be the same for others picky eaters.
May 6, 2013
Horse liked it!
Our horse wouldn't touch Metamucil psyllium, so we ordered this combination. Hey, Mikey, he likes it! Worked great.
April 12, 2013
Horses didn't eat it
I tried one tub and will not use it again. They picked through it and refused to eat if I fed dry. The ones I feed wet simply wouldn't eat at all. I've used Sand Clear before and never had that reaction, so I went back to it. Also , the stuff's more costly than Sand Clear.
February 14, 2013
Won't buy this again. Horses and I like Sand Clear better and at a MUCH better price! I have 5 horses I'm treating and they ALL rolled the stuff around in their buckets - even after mixing and soaking with beet pulp.
January 13, 2013