Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Spasmodic colic, Ruptured abcess (leads to blood poisoning), gripey tummy.
I've got a pony who the second he gets a slightly gripey tummy he panics and stresses himself so badly that you think he is dieing. Vet come up, sedates him and he is fine.
I've got anouther who generaly the first signs that something is wrong is when it is very very wrong normaly neccessitating tubing him or a trip to leahurst (an hour and 15 mins away!)
TBH, the horse MAY die on the way to the vet hospital, the horse WILL die if they don't get him there!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT