Nov 10, 2006, 2:20 PM
Post #4 of 5
Re: [boboren] Not Drinking Water
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Noticing water consumption is a great thing as its an early sign that something may be wrong. Usually it is just simple environmental things like getting wetter feed or going from a hot spell to cooler weather when they are not sweating so much.
Having said that, it is also an early sign of colic. In fact, what you describe is a classic scenario for setting up a colic. Changes in temp, pressure, length of day etc can help trigger colic. Most of the time its a simple gas colic or grumbly tummy but sometimes it goes beyond that. Just sort of watch out for it.
Lately we have simplified our feeding program to using Platinum and Forco. This combination really seems to keep everything moving through.