I need my mind set to ease for the night until the vet comes out. My mare, who is 17 years of age has never coliced before or even really ever gotten sick in the 11 years I've had her. Last night she didn't eat her hay, then this morning she didn't eat her grain. I thought maybe she just wasn't hungry, so I left it out for her. She never touched it. I went out and checked on her at 3 and she was just standing in the pasture, very uncomfortable looking. I went and listend to her gut sounds and there was nothing. So I decided I'd wait about 30 minutes to see if it would pass. When it didn't I called the vet, told her what was going on. She had me get her heart rate which was a little low. So the vet said to give her some warm mash, and that if she gets worse to call her out for an emergancy. Though if she doesn't get better or worse by the morning, to call her so she can do something about it before it gets worse. I offered the mash, but she wouldn't even touch it. I'm extremely worried about her, but I don't know much about colic. (Should have listened at votech... lmao.) I know what it does, and the symptoms and such.
Though does it normally pass on its own if its just a little bout?
Is there a way to tell if it is more serious?
I know, get the vet out. She will be out if she isn't better in the morning. I just didn't want an emergancy vet call if it isn't an emergancy.