I've seen about a million posts from people with this same problem, but I have a bit of a tough situation.
2 Quarter Horse yearlings got into the the feed room about 8 hrs ago. I'll be addressing the feed room door situation ASAP.
It looks like two of them ate 25-40 lbs of Purina Junior feed.
I know colic and founder are both huge possibilities. I know calling the the vet in is the best option, but the owner is out of town and has not given permission for that.
They have not been handled much, so walking them and soaking their feet is difficult. I can barely get close enough to check their feet.
No signs of colic yet. And as far as I can tell, no heat in the feet or legs.
1.) Without being able to bring the vet in, and without being able to handle them much, what can I do?
2.) Is 25-40 lbs life-threatening for a yearling?
3.) I know senior feed, being a complete feed, isn't AS bad as some feeds for a horse to eat alot of. Is it the same case with the Junior Feed?
I'm a little bit terrified right now.