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post #1 of 5 Old 12-16-2010, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, We have a 6-7 month old Section A colt and hes really bloated, his stomach is huge but we can still feel his ribs! he has no problem going to the toilet and he keeps letting off wind. is there anything we can give him to reduce the size of his stomach, as hes very tender.

Or any idea what may be causing it.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-16-2010, 09:39 AM
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My friend had the exact same thing with her foal (can't remember if it was a colt or filly) at the same age. I don't think we ever found an answer; it just went away. She played with his diet and checked for worms. When I see her again, I will try to remember to ask.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-16-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I would really appreciate that, thankyou. We also find it really had to get him going. hes very quiet and doesnt want to do anything.
He was wormed yesterday so that shouldnt be the problem.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-16-2010, 12:17 PM
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I would definately get a work up done by a vet. Get a fecal egg count (even though you just wormed him) and just talk to the vet. Maybe a blood panel... I'm not sure.
You should at least call your vet and describe him, and see what he/she thinks.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-19-2010, 08:22 PM
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Sorry for the delay. I forgot :( Anyway, the story with my friend's colt was that he needed more exercise and he had a hay belly. My friend says he wasn't tender, but I know that colt didn't like anyone poking his belly. She's just forgotten. She did give him a bit of beet pulp with oil to make sure nothing was building up and to put some weight on him because he was growing like a weed: all legs and hips! She had him on a monthly worming schedule too. All in all though, in the end it was a hay belly on a colt that needed to get out and be worked more.

Good luck.
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