Sand Impaction and Sand Colic

• Intestinal support for horses on sandy conditions


For all sales of SandBuster until the end of November, we will be donating the net proceeds to the Drought Appeal.

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Price: From $55 inc GST

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Feed once daily for 8 days once a month, or as required. 

Feed: 1 x 125g / 1 cup per day

Based on a 500kg horse

A proprietary blend [Psyllium husk, CoolStance® (Coconut meal), Montmorillonite] 125g.

SandBuster is designed to feed to horses exposed to dry or sandy conditions, where accumulation of sand may have occured in the hindgut. 

SandBuster contains a blend of ingredients each selected because of their unique action on causing increased rate of passage, becoming gelatinous and supporting intestinal mucosa repair.  

Horses can graze very close to the ground, and when grazing on sandy soils, or fed 
in yards/stalls with a sandy floor, they can often inadvertently take in sand. Under most conditions this is not an issue, however under some circumstances due to the sand being heavy, it can accumulate in the hindgut and cause a blockage and abdominal pain. The movement of sand through the intestines depends on the rate of passage of the digesta (undigested food). 

The accumulation of sand can be exacerbated when the rate of passage is slow.
What you can do:

•    Provide hay or feed in feeders off the ground
•    Avoid overgrazing if possible
•    Feed a supplement that swells when added to water, and assists the clearance of sand in the faeces

Sand Impaction and Sand Colic

How to detect if there is sand in your horse intestines. This does not tell if your horse has sand impaction. Read More

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