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  • Pure gum spirits turpentine for horses
  • Impaction gum spirits of turpentine equine

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    12-06-2008, 08:11 AM
  #11
Foal
turpentine/colic

Hello. I know it does sound crazy, and I told my husband that exact thing! His grandfather told him and my husband has used it a few times. I still wouldn't have believed it until my ancient old horse, (at least 32 years) started to colic this summer. It was a holiday weekend, and being practical - after all, he is VERY old - we wanted to try what we could at home before taking him to a vet. So I thought, what could it hurt? My husband keeps a small, 4oz bottle of "pure gum spirits Turpentine" (bought in the drug section) around just for this purpose. He poured a tablespoon or so in a very flat saucer and held it up against the horse's navel and it immediatly made a difference! In about 10 minutes he was out grazing, relaxed and normal. Before that he was constantly up and down, sweating, rolling and biting at his sides. I know it sounds crazy, but I for one - will keep that cure handy. It may not work for certain types of colic like impaction, but it sure works on some types. Try it!
     
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    12-06-2008, 09:09 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by Appyt    
LOL Don't forget to get pics... Without them it won't work at all!
Doesnt he have to where pink fuzzy slippers too?
     
    12-06-2008, 02:50 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Doesnt he have to where pink fuzzy slippers too?
Yes, good thinking. Hmmmm, Where are those pics??
     
    12-07-2008, 10:52 AM
  #14
Super Moderator
Chants loudly...

Pix pix pix pix
     
    12-07-2008, 09:20 PM
  #15
Foal
Total b.s.
     
    12-07-2008, 09:38 PM
  #16
Super Moderator
...I hate to say it... but... if I were desperate.... already did the banemine and was waiting for the vet... I might be willing to try it...

Not sure I'd admit to it though! LOL...
     

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