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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Gidget coliced again

So Gidget coliced last night for 3 hours.It was a mild colic but you can tell she was in pain. I gave her banamine to help her and walked her around. She looked like she was an over due mare because of how bloated she became! She pooped and passed gases through burping and ..the other... Anyways I thought I would update everyone on my beloved Gidget.

She coliced off of pasture as she had no muzzle(figured it would be fine since I let her eat grass everyday but I over did it with 8 hours of pasture...I'm getting her muzzle repaired tomorrow...stitching came undone.
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:20 PM
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Poor girl! Glad she is doing ok now!
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. She is a VERY sensitive horse and so her diet is very strict which to me is sad because I wish I didn'thave to be strict on what she can eat.

She is able to have alfamo( I started getting the kind with less sugar),grass hay,redmond's rock and a mineral block,probiotics,and a chunk of alfalfa.

I'm worried she won't live a long life =( She's my favorite horse in the WHOLE WORLD! I just get so scared as she colics a lot...and the sad thing is it's ALWAYS been because of pasture.
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:26 PM
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It can be a scary thing! Its hard having to be careful with everything you feed them!
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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so in your opinion do you think a grazing muzzle will help reduce the chances of colic..I hate to have my horse just being a stall even though she has a small turnout. I want her to be a horse.
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:35 PM
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do you have a sand areana or a very bare padock to put her in where she can run about and play without eating any grass that makes her colic?

Never judge a book by their cover, also never judge a pony by their height. They tend to be big personalities in little packages.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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yea,but it's pretty small dry lot =/.....
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:40 PM
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you could put her hay in there to give her something to munch on and she could have a good run any how good luck with her and I am very sorry you have to go though this though I can't empiphise as none of mine have ever had colic.

Never judge a book by their cover, also never judge a pony by their height. They tend to be big personalities in little packages.
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:44 PM
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We work our horses into grass every spring. We put them out for about an hour or so for the first week, then we move them up to 2 or 3 hours, then half a day, then a work day, until they are able to be out 24 hours with lush grass. Any horse I know would colic if they have not had grass all winter then were given free range of grass. It takes about 2 weeks for us to get ours out for a full day. I just watch their poop as we progress through the week and add time. It starts to get runny then we dont move up the time. We will leave them in for the day and get it back solid. then go back a step.

Try working her into the grass instead of just kicking her out on it for a full day. Might help her and she will not colic. I have only had a horse colic on me once, and that was because they got loose and raided the feed bin.

Good Luck and I hope this helps!
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post #10 of 12 Old 05-09-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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thank you :)

There is one thing..I'm only there in the evenings unless it's the weekend...do you think a muzzle will help and then reduce the muzzle every week or so?
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