02-19-2012, 02:29 PM
| || | Colicky mare and loose manure
I have a 15 year old QH mare that has never been bred and frequently colics,(every 2-3 months) I am always able to get her through it (so far) using bloat aid and or baking soda and walking of course. Someone has mentioned to me that she could be colicking when she ovulates. I have had vet check her and all blood work comes out fine, healthy horse he says!! Worming is done regulary, not overly active and she is a lone mare with goats for company and a cribber. I know probably the first thing that comes to mind is cribbing, she has done it since I bought her as a 2 year old. Of course didn't know it until she got here. Her symptons when colicking are off feed, strectching out and looking at her sides. It usually happens first thing in the morning before the morning feeding. She has complete turn out with controlled amounts of hay and only small amounts of grain Easy cube, (mineral supplement for winter only) Also since this last bout of colic 3 weeks ago her manure has not returned to normal. Have added yeast to no avail now using klpp an equine micorbial supplement and still her manure is loose. Not runny but soft no formation. I am sure it is a hind gut issue but what else can I do. Is there damage to the gut if this continues. Would appreciate thoughts from the group on this .