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post #11 of 29 Old 09-25-2008, 09:27 PM
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Well I'm glad that he's better, but hopefully he is less than his usual self only because he had the "24 flu" so to speak. If he isn't drinking enough, does he have a blue block out away from the other horses? Or maybe, put a few large chunks of blue block in his feed dish so some of the salt will get into his food and encourage him to drink more. Did he seem dehydrated to you? If at all, it takes A LOT of water to re-hydrate.

Still doesn't explain what happened, does it? Maybe you did prevent a full-blown colic. Hopefully he will pass a good night and drink some more in the morning just to be a good boy!
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post #12 of 29 Old 09-26-2008, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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he's still a little off but he ate better this morning, he was mad because I put water in his grain but he finally ate it... I gave him hay today... we'll see... still not quite right though.....i'll try the salt block.

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I hope your boy gets better soon... Glad you are on top of things


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Anytime you think a horse has colick remove all hard feed from them for at LEAST 24hours

If your horse is having colick problems remove all grain products from his diet and find a feed that is fiber based IOW low or NO GRAIN
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Anytime you think a horse has colick remove all hard feed from them for at LEAST 24hours

If your horse is having colick problems remove all grain products from his diet and find a feed that is fiber based IOW low or NO GRAIN
he's on equine senior and I thought about taking his grain away but he has really bad teeth and only chews his hay into a cud before spitting it out. He's already dropped weight from last months colic (because I took the feed away for days). It's kind of a hard situation.....

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Anytime you think a horse has colick remove all hard feed from them for at LEAST 24hours

If your horse is having colick problems remove all grain products from his diet and find a feed that is fiber based IOW low or NO GRAIN
he's on equine senior and I thought about taking his grain away but he has really bad teeth and only chews his hay into a cud before spitting it out. He's already dropped weight from last months colic (because I took the feed away for days). It's kind of a hard situation.....
I called the vet back to tell them he's a little better but still blah and they said they've actually gotten alot of calls in the last couple days and it's possible that the barametric preasure is effecting them. Because they have several that are not quite but maybe heading towards colic that are on watch right now......

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Instead of grain have you ever tried a Bran Mash or a Beetpulp Mash. When my mare was sick I had to put her on a bran mash for a month, As she wouldn't eat it at first we just added a bit of molasses. She cleaned it up after that!
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i'm going to the feed store after work tonight. A beat pulp mash would keep his weight up wouldnt it?

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Purina Equine Senior is not the best senior to have a horse on especially if they have weight or teeth issues it is grain based

There are many GREAT senior feeds out there that are grain free

Triple Crown Senior is one

You can also get him some beet pulp or alfalfa pellets and soak thost,,,
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i'm going to the feed store after work tonight. A beat pulp mash would keep his weight up wouldnt it?
Yes, it would. Also you can mix a bit of veggie oil in it for him after it has soaked.
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