Understanding Fecal Water Syndrome in Horses

Updated April 12, 2024

In this Ask the Vet video, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan answer a question about a condition known as Fecal Water Syndrome, Free Fecal Water Syndrome or Free Fecal Liquid. Dr. Gray talks about how this condition is different from diarrhea. She discusses some research studies performed in Europe that have looked into the causes of FFW, what types of horses it affects, and what you can do to help your horse.

SmartPak strongly encourages you to consult your veterinarian regarding specific questions about your horse's health. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, and is purely educational.