So my horse coliced today, most likely from the extreme weather changes we have had, it went from mid-high 70's down to mid-low 50's. Anyway, he was compacted this morning, so the vet tubed him, put what he said was about "two buckets worth of water" into his stomach and laxitives. It about four hours to want to eat and poop, so we thought it would be ok, although he still hadn't drank anything he was eating and pooping. I get a call a few hours later from my trainer that he is in a lot of pain, isn't pooping again, won't eat or drink and is laying down and biting at his stomach, he called the vet again. I get another call that he is nibbling his hay but still isn't drinking, the vet thinks he is still compacted and if he isn't drinking by tomorrow he is going to the clinic for an IV so he doesn't get dehydrated. Sorry for the novel, but it leads to my question, is it common for a horse to go up and down with colic? Be eating and pooping, then be in pain again? I trust my trainer, I don't really know the vet but everyone at the farm seems to trust him, I haven't really needed him until now. Any horse that I have seen colic once they poop they are usually fine, you just need to moniter what they eat and their stress level for a while to make sure they don't get sick again, what I was taught, I have never seen a horse go so back in forth within hours. Just wondering what your experiences have been, anything similar?