Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
My friends horse was pts, I found out last night, as he got colic and was in so much pain, He was a fighter, has broken his leg the year before I think or done something bad to his leg which took a year to heal, the vets said to pts for that too but he got better so it saddens me that he got colic, he was amazing.
I think, if they have colic and the vet suggests you operate now, operate NOW. Don't wait and see if it gos down. Sure he may get a scar but it could very well save the horses life.
With all surgery theres risk of complications too, for both animals and horses.
Hell I had an operation on my spine and had nerve damage for 2 months after as a complication.
Im so glad to hear your horse made it through and fingers crossed that she makes a quick and successful recovery xxx
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.