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post #41 of 44 Old 07-14-2009, 12:01 AM
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Right, from what I understand not all colic is acute. He could just have a mild tummy ache and maybe some gas issues. Is he pooping and does it look normal?

But he's probably just being fussy. I have one of those too. I feed our horses a mixed feed with mineral pellets and he can eat everything and leave those little pellets at the botton of his feed bin. If I try to slip in anything, like vitamins or a supplement that has a taste he turns away and puts his head in the corner of his stall and pouts. He's so spoiled. I love him to pieces though. lol

Good luck Brit.
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post #42 of 44 Old 07-14-2009, 12:07 AM
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My Beau: he went about 2 to 3 days, i think the vet came out on the third day, it has been awhile and I dont remember

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post #43 of 44 Old 07-14-2009, 12:12 AM
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msuhighfrequincy: have you tryed mixing the minerals or whatever it is he wont eat with apllesauceand just putting it right on top of his feed, thats what I did for my horse and he gobbled it up,I got the unsweetened applesauce.

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post #44 of 44 Old 07-14-2009, 10:51 AM
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Just giv him teh alfalfa why risk the dangers of feeding Corn with it's KNOWN issues and the studies showing how BAD it is??

Corn is 70% or more sugars and starches ... he very well could have a mild colic going on that will only get worse

I say you ahve one smart little horse that doesn't like the cany you are giving him

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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