Clearing Sand From the Gut

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Sand colic due to an accumulation of sand in the intestines accounts for up to 30% of all colics, often causing weight loss and chronic diarrhea. Psyllium has often been recommended as a laxative for clearing sand out of the intestines, although previous research results have been mixed as to its effectiveness. Allen Landes, DVM, of Equine Medical Service in Fort Collins, Colo., discussed the

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