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  • We have no vet who can i call to get over the phone advice on what to do horse colic

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    07-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Exclamation Emergency! > COLIC! *update* horse ok! thanks everyone.

We have a 2yr old TB mare down with sand colic. We know its sand. We have tried metamusil bran corn oil but nothing is helping. We have somebody walking her. Vet cannot come due to it being sunday. We need help ASAP! Please what will get rid of the sand FAST? Thanks!
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    07-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Does your vet not do emergency calls?
Find another vet, call them out, and then switch permanently.

I've only dealt with colic once, the vet administered mineral oil, but I'll let somebody more experienced answer.
    07-01-2012, 04:18 PM
A different vet?
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    07-01-2012, 04:20 PM
I don't have experience with sand colic, just impaction colic, but if there are other vets, I would try to get another one. They charge more for Sunday but maybe they would come out. Drinking is important - if you can get her to drink that is a good thing. Good luck....colic is miserable....
    07-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Yes a different vet. Keep calling until one comes and stick to that one. If your vet doesn't do emergency calls then they don't deserve business.

In short: CALL ANOTHER VET. Any equine vet - keep calling until one agrees to come.
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    07-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by Stormyy    
We have a 2yr old TB mare down with sand colic. We know its sand. We have tried metamusil bran corn oil but nothing is helping. We have somebody walking her. Vet cannot come due to it being sunday. We need help ASAP! Please what will get rid of the sand FAST? Thanks!
sigh! I am so sorry but there is really no magic that anyone on this forum can tell you. Keep her moving & get on the phone & get another vet out there! She needs medical attention now!! You are in Florida there is more than 1 vet & not all vets (none that I know) refuse to go on an emergency call because of the day of the week or time of the day!
    07-01-2012, 04:26 PM
We need something quicker than a vet. We live almost and hour from the nearest town. We are looking for another vet also but we need something to help now. Hoping she makes it!
    07-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Call the vet. Call them and ask advice, that is much quicker than a forum, we are NOT medical professionals, advice over the phone via a vet would be SO much more helpful.
    07-01-2012, 04:29 PM
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There is nothing on a forum anyone can tell you to do that is going to work. There are no quick fixes with colic once it gets started. And none that anyone other than vet could do that has a chance of working to my knowledge.

Get a hold of a vet and trailer to him if you have to, but that is sadly the only thing any of us can tell you. You need a vet.
    07-01-2012, 04:37 PM
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Did you tube her to get the oil down"
Oil is not a lot of good with sand colic - I know this from experience when after a severe drought in the UK I had several horses go down with it, lost three.
A vet that was new to the practise and Irish tubed with dishwashing liquid, that cleared the pony in no time. We never lost any more.

Oil will pass over the sand the soap will pick it up.
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sand colic, sand removal

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