Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
There are a myriad of reasons for why horses colic when the temps drop, while other horses are fine. We can't just point to one thing and say, 'That's it! We've found the smoking gun!' because it simply doesn't exist.
Dehydration, stress, nervous temperament, all can play a part in why some horses colic when the weather changes. It's not so much the weather getting cold as the temperature fluctuations that occur this time of year. The mornings are chilly and the afternoons are warm, sometimes even hot. Horses with delicate digestive systems can easily get sick when the temps seesaw up and down.
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