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    04-24-2012, 02:38 PM

He's been lethargic for a week or so, and flank-watching for maybe a fortnight
That does not describe the usual acute colic, but describes some other possibly chronic gastrointestinal problem.

Ulcers fit the description better than anything else.
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    04-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
Walk, walk, walk, and more walking. He needs to be moving. When Rascal coliced the last time I lost 15lbs walking. Days and days of walking. Walk a half hour, rest an hour, walk another half hour, rest an hour, walk for an hour, rest for 2....on and on. It worked though :) he is still with me.
Not necessairly... Walking doesn't do anything but wear you and your horse out. It's just important that your horse doesn't roll and walking helps with that.
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    04-25-2012, 02:15 AM
It's part of the treatment protocol around here. *shrugs* Just another thing everyone does different. I've only lost one to colic, so something worked :)

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