My mare coliced today.
I gave her some banamine as soon as I noticed the problem, and she was feeling better in about 30 minutes. She was very bloated especially by her flanks, and passed a lot of gas while I walked her. Eventually, she was feeling better, and I got her to eat some psyllium, but she didn't poop until almost an hour later.
I've been trying to get her to drink more water as I'm pretty sure that's the problem. She has access to a salt and mineral block- she never touches it. For a while, I was just sprinkling some salt in her grain, and she was fine- no more gas problems. But I had a really hard time getting her to eat it plus all her food. She's VERY picky about what's in her grain. So I'm wondering if there's a specific supplement (hopefully a pellet) or something that would help?
It may also be this new grain I've been buying since April. It's called Heinold Steeplechase, and the mill is about 20 minutes from the barn.
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She has access to grass for about 2-3 hours every other day or so. Otherwise, she's outside in a dirt paddock eating grass hay. For the most part, she has lived at this stable for most of her life, and she's 14 years old. Her being prone to this has only started a couple months ago. Otherwise, she has never coliced before that at least since I've owned her, and I've owned her for nearly 8 years. Every horse at the stable gets psyllium added to their grain for 4 days of every month since they basically live 24/7 on dirt/sand.
The vet is coming out on Monday to look at her, and to float her teeth.