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    10-27-2008, 11:07 PM
  #11
Yearling
So ok if my horse was to colic and I had both mineral oil and liquior. How much would I know to give the horse? Not both at the same time...
     
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    10-28-2008, 09:47 AM
  #12
Weanling
PLEASE be careful using mineral oil. Although it can help, if not done correctly the horse can aspirate. If it gets into his lungs...he's a gonner. Do your research before attempting it. I will only let my vet do this and I'm experienced in horses.

Certain massage techniques have been proven to help cure colic. You might want to look into that.
     
    10-28-2008, 08:04 PM
  #13
Trained
Dumas coliced earlier this spring. Here's what I would do if I had to do it over again......

1) get the horse walking while someone else is hooking up a trailer.
2) get the horse in the trailer and take it for a ride... (horses always crap in the trailer...)
3) If no poo is in the trailer after a short ride, call the vet and make arrangements to bring the horse in.
4) let the vet do his job.

I would never attempt to oil my horse myself. It took 1 shot of banamine, 1 shot of sedative and a twitch and 2 people to get the hose into my horse's nose and all the way to his belly. The vet was very perticular about getting the hose in the belly....He used his stethascope to check for gut sounds to make sure....Anyways...He then used a pump and pumped the oil into the horse......Not a home trick that I would want to try to replicate.

Colic is scary and can turn bad very quickly....I wouldn't waste time with home remedies or old wive's tales. JMO.


* I would keep the whiskey in the freezer for when you get home safe and sound with your healthy horse...Colic is stressful... I know I could have used a belt later that night!*
     
    10-28-2008, 08:33 PM
  #14
Foal
Putting corn and/or soybean oil in a horses feed can help prevent colic. Also make sure the horse has plenty of water. Both those things can help prevent impactions. Also oil helps with gas and has been used to cure frothy bloat in cattle. I have had horses since 12/1990 and never had any colic. My horses like the corn and soybean oil mixture that I add to their horse pellets.
     
    10-28-2008, 09:08 PM
  #15
Yearling
I never knew that corn oil can help prevent it!
     
    10-28-2008, 11:34 PM
  #16
Trained
Ive seen people use beer before. And mashed potato
     
    10-29-2008, 12:15 PM
  #17
Yearling
Considering that some colics are mild and resolve on their own, the fact that someone gave alcohol and the horse got better means very very little. There is nothing in alcohol that would serve to break up an impaction, get rid of gas, etc. Alcohol is no better for horses than it is for humans (don't get me wrong, I like a drink now and then ;) ) and is not a cure for colic.

As for mineral oil, it can also help clear up an impaction but we are talking about giving around a liter of mineral oil along with several liters of water to help break up an impaction and move it along. Again, colics can "get better" on their own in some instances depending on what is causing them.
     
    10-29-2008, 12:18 PM
  #18
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kincsem    
Putting corn and/or soybean oil in a horses feed can help prevent colic. Also make sure the horse has plenty of water. Both those things can help prevent impactions. Also oil helps with gas and has been used to cure frothy bloat in cattle. I have had horses since 12/1990 and never had any colic. My horses like the corn and soybean oil mixture that I add to their horse pellets.
Corn oil, soybean oil and other vegetable oils will not help prevent colic because they are quickly digested by the body. Mineral oil is helpful for treating colics because it is inert--not broken down by the body--and passes all the way through the digest tract in the same state that it entered the body.
     
    10-29-2008, 12:21 PM
  #19
Yearling
Here are two really good articles on colic:

http://osuextra.okstate.edu/pdfs/F-3921web.pdf

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    10-30-2008, 05:57 AM
  #20
Trained
^^^ that's really interesting. What exactly is mineral oil? I think that's the one oil I've never heard of lol
     

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