SandBuster is designed to feed to horses exposed to dry or sandy conditions, where an accumulation of sand in the hind gut may have occurred. 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 over-grazing if possible
Include a supplement that swells when added to water to assist the clearance of sand