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    03-18-2009, 09:26 AM
  #1
Weanling
help, horse not eating

My horse didnt want to eat his grain this morning, he took on little bite and walked away.I got a new bale of hay yesterday and before I could get the netting off of it, he took a bite and swallowed a piece of the netting about 6in.I don't know if that's why he's not eating today or not, the hay I bought was very fresh with no mold.Please help, what do I do? I don't know if it would be colic
     
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    03-18-2009, 09:52 AM
  #2
Foal
Is he laying down, kicking at his sides, looking at his sides, nose flared, sweating? If so then i'd think colic. Can you put your ear to his side and hear gutt sounds? If so check both sides.
     
    03-18-2009, 09:58 AM
  #3
Showing
Is he taking hay, drinking, making manure? If none of the above, or you are not sure, I'd call a vet just for some advise.
     
    03-18-2009, 10:01 AM
  #4
Weanling
No he's not laying down, kicking at his sides, looking at his sides, nose flared, sweating, just standing around, just didnt want nothing to do with his grain, that's just not like him,lol. I listened for the gut noises and didnt hear nothing,I was out there for almost a hour.So I guess for now I will just watch him.
     
    03-18-2009, 10:06 AM
  #5
Weanling
Iridehorses:as of the last 2 hours, no not eating hay,water, or manure.I will go out now and walk him around to listen for the gut sounds and see if he will eat or drink.
     
    03-18-2009, 10:10 AM
  #6
Showing
Nancy, I would not waste time but would call the vet - even if it turns out to be nothing. Not taking food, water, or making manure is not a good thing even if you don't hear anything.
     
    03-18-2009, 10:10 AM
  #7
Foal
If you don't hear gutt sounds and he's not making manure i'd get a vet out to check on him. If its a simple thing now you don't want it to become a big issue later. Do you have a vet kit with banamine?
     
    03-18-2009, 10:13 AM
  #8
Weanling
Ok,I will call the vet, I do have a vet kit but do not have banamine.
     
    03-18-2009, 10:15 AM
  #9
Showing
Incidentally, to stimulate a horse to make manure, I've had good luck by just putting him on a trailer and driving around the block. Have you ever noticed that your horse will make manure as soon as he gets on the trailer?
     
    03-18-2009, 10:18 AM
  #10
Weanling
Iridehorses: I have no trailer, looking for one though
     

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