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post #1 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Colic like symptoms Colic treatment is not working

my Horse is having a strange issue
He is having periods of serious sweating and drooling with no appitite and hunching, colic like symptoms but when he lays down he does not roll he just dozes off and he has gut sounds and at the beggining of this he passed stool right away which I know is one of the main things we strive for with colic treatment.
His gut will occasionally go quite and usually before we get to drenching him with oil or anything his gut starts back up.
We have drenched him with mineral oil, he is getting a Banamine shot every 8-12 hours but he just does not seem to be getting any better. I have had numerous colic cases with my horses in the past and he is showing some colic signs but he is also showing the signs you look for when a horse is getting over colic so i'm stumped. My feeling is it is not colic but I can't figure what it is. Sorry for the long story I am just frusterated at this time.
Any idea's or suggestions world be wonderful.

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:09 PM
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Sounds like time to call a vet.
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post #3 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:09 PM
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get a vet.
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post #4 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:11 PM
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Had a horse do things like that and it ended up being tetanus..was horrible.
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post #5 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM
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You need a vet.
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post #6 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:36 PM
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I hope you have listened to the above posts & called a vet. Not sure what you mean by "drenched" with mineral oil but vets use a tube to put it directly in to the gut..horses physiologically can not throw up and if you "drench" their lungs with mineral oil you will kill your horse. This is one of those serious situations that you should not be treating your self..and no one on this forum can help you..you need a vet!!
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post #7 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I have been working very closely with the vet in our area but he cannot come out till next monday and everything I've done has been prescribed by him just looking to see if anyone else has run into this issue since until he can come out and take a look at him we don't know what it is exactly.
Thank you all for your advice and time I appreciate it alot
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post #8 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:48 PM
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Have you checked for a fever? Heart rate?
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post #9 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:54 PM
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Could be lots of things. Worms? Bacterial infection?

My mare (the one in my picture) had very similar symptoms. She had an intestinal infection of some sort. She would act as if she was in pain, and paw, hunch over, but she would just lay down and fall asleep. Sometimes she would start to lay down, then stand up and keep trying. Once she was down, she woul lay out flat and stretch her legs out for a few minutes. Then stand up a few minutes later. She did this all day long for three days. She had a fever (102-104.5), and her heart rate was up (52). Wouldnt eat. Stood around lethargic. Also, what does the manure look like? Is it normal?
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post #10 of 26 Old 08-01-2012, 11:57 PM
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You need to start calling around and find an emergency Vet.

By next Monday, there is a very good chance you won't have a horse for him to examine.
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