He's Not Going to Get Colic, is He?

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He's Not Going to Get Colic, is He?

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        07-25-2009, 03:00 PM
    Exclamation He's Not Going to Get Colic, is He?

    Well, I feed my horse 2 qts. Of Dumor Performance Horse 14% feed in the morning, with some grass hay. I feed him the same thing at night. This morning, I was up especially early and went to feed him his morning meal. Then, I came back in and fell asleep for a couple hours. When I wake up, I find out that my mother's idiot boyfriend went and fed him his morning meal again. He didn't even check with me first to see if I'd already fed him! Ugh. Anyway, I plan on counting that second meal this morning as his evening meal, so I'm not going to feed him anything tonight. He isn't going to get colic, is he?
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        07-26-2009, 12:22 AM
    I kinda doubt that a healthy horse will get colic after just one accidental overfeeding incident. However, it really depends on the horse. Some horses will colic if they even LOOK at extra or rich food and others won't colic no matter what they eat. All you can really do is keep an eye on him and if you start to notice any signs at all, then call the vet and whatever you do, don't let him get down and roll.
        07-26-2009, 12:57 AM
    I'm sure he will be fine, just watch him.
        07-26-2009, 11:44 AM
    I think it takes 18-24 hours for a meal to pass through the system. So you will know in that time frame. I personally wouldn't skip his evening meal. That could throw his system off more.
        07-26-2009, 12:30 PM
    Just keep an eye on him, any signs of him being distressed or getting down and rolling call your vet.
        07-26-2009, 05:10 PM
    I would maybe cut his evening meal in half, but if he is doing fine and showing no distress by that time, I wouldnt hold his entire meal. Just keep an eye on him; he should be fine.
        07-29-2009, 11:16 PM
    He was fine :) Thanks so much for your replies everyone! I guess I kinda got worked up over nothing. But, it's better to be safe than sorry, right?
        07-30-2009, 07:09 AM

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