I was kinda horrified when I found out what “painting the stalls” meant. I had never heard it put that way. But whatever you call it, diarrhea is a terrible thing. Not only is it messy and gross, but it causes a lot of other problems, everything from dehydration to the scalding of their hind legs.
Foal scours brought on by weaning are especially vexing ’cause you know it’s coming. When mama’s milk changes, the hormones cause mama to begin weaning the foal and it’s these hormones that cause the diarrhea. Natural Plan Stomach Soother may help stop this cycle. About a week before, begin the foal on NPSS, or if that’s not practical, dose at the first sign of loose stools.