Colicy Horse?! Please help!!
So the 20 month old colt I take care of coliced on Tuesday night. It wasn't major but we had to stay up all night with him and periodically walk him. He tried to go down a few times, but we noticed it was only after a bowel movement. He had small bowel movements throughout the night, but they were small and maybe equaled a whole bowel movement by the morning. He was dehydrated and lethargic. We got some water into him by a syringe, then he drank a little bit of warm water on his own. By the time morning came, he was feeling better and acting more like himself. The vet came out and examined and tubed him to make sure there were no blockages. He didn't find any so he gave Jasper a dose of Banamine and gave us a vial just in case. By yesterday afternoon, he was eating and getting somewhat rehydrated. He was fine throughout last night, then we let him out this morning and he laid down in the field and didn't get back up until we had the halter on him. He's still somewhat dehydrated and lethargic. We talked to the vet and he said to give him a shot of Banamine if he acts like he's hurting, but he hasn't shown any signs of hurting. Our main concern right now is to get him rehydrated. We've tried honey water, warm water, and then we had to get the syringe again. Any ideas? Thanks!!