Last night around 9 I was called out to the barn beacause the farm owner noticed that my horse was not eating or drinking. So we walked her around for a while gave her sadation and she pooped and peed but she still wasnt eating or drinking and she looked very uncomfortable, so at 3:00 in morning after walking her all night we take her to Peterson and Smith( a equine hospital). We arrived there around 5 and they tubed her and then gave her sadation. After that we left and when we almost got home we were called to come back because they were going to do an emergency surgery because she was in so much pain, so we came back and they found what was wrong, it was a sand inpaction! There was propbably 4-5 cups of sand in her gut. She is in green pastures, and has a paddock next to her stall and gets desanded every month. The doc told us to give her oats and a gallon of oil every month to clean out her system, they do not reccomend desander becasue how much you feed your horse is how much comes out.Tinker is doing much better she woke up around 3 pm and is very hungry! She will be there for about 4-5 days, and then we have to keep her in a stall for 2 weeks then she is fine. Good thing she is insured! Here are some pictures of the surgery!
this is the sand from her gut, this is not all of it!
This is her after