This refers to sand drenching horses. Sand drenching is procedure that can be done once every 6-12 months to help prevent sand colic. Sand colic is due to the ingestion of sand which then build up in the intestines where it causes irritation and blockages.
Sand drenching involves passing a stomach tube into the horses stomach to allow the administration of large volumes of paraffin oil which helps to move the sand on through the gut.
Our vets are experienced in doing this procedure safely for both horse and owner.