Could you help diagnose what killed my pony?
My kids pony was in great health 24 hours ago. I came home at 5 pm yesterday and noticed she was rolling a lot. I suspected colic and started the usual walking etc.., and at 8pm called a vet. The Vet gave her a sedative, a pain killer and 5 litres of parrafin oil and 5 litres of water mixed with electrolites through her nose. It was so much that it back washed and came back up her nose and mouth. That night she seemed better, was grazing. In the morning she had passed a bowel so I thought it was all over. By 9 am she had a temperature (41 degrees), was having difficulty breathing, her heart rate was up, a constant muscle spasm in her back legs, was moving her head up and down, could hardly walk, her tongue had come out of her mouth and was blue (she had no feeling). I called the vet who was totally confused by her symptoms and could not diagnose her, but he thought she was ok. He gave her a sedative/painkiller and within 5 minutes she dropped to my feet spasmed and died. I do not have enough money for an autopsy and tests. I am suspiscious of the vet that put all the oil and water in her. Could it of ruptured her gut? Would it explain the fever and tongue?
The vets where I live are notoriously CRAP!
She was treated in my back garden and I left her in there for the evening so I could check on her through the night. There are no poisons or plants in my garden, I live on my own equestrian property. A twisted gut would not explain the fever....