"Common causes of colic in mutiple horses include abrupt changes in feed type or amount, increased fermentable carbohydrates in the feed, or contamination of the feed." There were no feed changes, 2 horses were in barn, one in lot, no weeds (or acorns, ect) around, hay was ruled out as one horse in lot did not get any hay, while others got hay and did not get sick. University vets also ruled out hay. My horses are NEVER out of clean, fresh water. Barn is located behind gated entrance, no outsiders on property, same person feeding and on schedule. Horses had never coliced or been ill before. Bag was consumed before we thought it could be the problem, so we could not test feed. Lot numbers on bags are usually smeared from Bartlett, (they use an ink that smears easily) so there is no way to confirm which lot. We do know we had 2 different lots. This was a gas colic, not impaction.
I do know (from Bartlett sales rep, that Bartlett Killed a herd of goats last year and had to pay for them because of their feed.
I am just looking for others who have fed this feed and had a problem. Thank you.
Last edited by lee1995; 01-26-2011 at 12:56 PM.