Originally Posted by GreySorrel
First, if you can, have a bottle or a pre-filled syringe, of banamine. IF it is colic or if it gets worse, the banamine will help relieve the pain till you can call a vet. I have a bottle of it as the last colic we had on our farm, it was bad and we ended up giving almost the whole bottle to our draft mare by morning before making the decision to rush her to the emergency clinic.
That being said, his over all body looks thin. What do you feed him? Has he had any health issues lately that you have had to treat him for? What do you do use him for? Riding? Trail? Showing?
Have you thought about giving him probiotics? We did that for a good 60 days with our mare till she was back on track. It does help if their stomach is upset or they just need help with the good flora in their gut, which also helps with digestion and better absorption of food. If you can't afford the probiotics, see if he will eat flavored yogurt in his grain, ours love strawberry.
If it continues, I really urge you to contact your veterinarian and have them do a complete check up on him, teeth, coat, and see what they say. Good luck.
he stays kind of thin. He gets a 1/2 scoop of the brown bag feed from the co-op, which is where they make their own (?). He has never had any health issues except for once when he had a fixated patella. But that's it. We do everything with him. He may get rode once a week, but he trail rides and shows when I find a local show.
I have never thought about the probiotics. I was thinking of changing grain to the equus lifestyles I think is what it is called. It doesnt have as much molasses as the grain im using now.
I have contacted the vet. She just told me to give him some bute and wait 15-30 minutes. Not the best advice I have received but when I told her all the symptoms she said it was just a mild case of colic. But it is happening more and more.
When I had his coggins pulled in March 2013 the vet said he could use a floating but he was only ramping up a little bit and it could probably wait until next year. So I decided to wait since we was at a show. But now I am thinking that might have something to do with what is happening. But I will probably start I with changing grain and adding yogurt or if I can find some probiotics.