Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Breinigsville, PA
• Horses: 0
Colic Prevention Through Diet?
So, my new boy is colic prone. He has suffered from minor boughts of colic 1-2 times per year. His previous owner has been successful giving him a syringe of Pepto followed by 30 minutes of walking when this occurs. He's been on 3 lbs of Strategy, twice a day, with vegetable oil added to it. Apparently, he has sensitivity to any corn products, increasing his chance for colic. He also doesn't drink much in the winter and has been known to drop a few pounds in previous winters.
Are there any alternative feeds I should consider? What about supplements? Are there any other oils that have helped for people? What about some of the daily supplements, like SmartDigest Ultra? Does the type of hay he's on make a difference? The hay my barn has been getting is mainly grass hay, with a bit of alfalfa mixed in. I am a big time worrier, and I'd like to know I'm doing all I can to prevent future colicing as much as possible!
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Last edited by luvmyperch; 12-15-2009 at 04:27 PM.