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    01-18-2007, 09:12 AM
  #1
Foal
Horses got into building w/ feed.....

I got up this morning & noticed my bay was standing by the building where I keep all their feed. Once I got down there, I noticed both tubs of feed were turned over. From guessing, they both probably ate 20-40 lbs of feed.

Is this going to hurt them?

Of course, they didn't get feed their normal bucket full. They are both now running & playing in the field.
     
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    01-18-2007, 10:25 AM
  #2
Yearling
Watch for signs of colic!!! They don't always colic, but they could very easily...
     
    01-18-2007, 02:39 PM
  #3
Foal
Yea just watch for colic..they should be ok if their runnng around
     
    01-18-2007, 03:35 PM
  #4
Foal
He looks miserable. I went home for lunch & he's bloated. I called the vet. He gave me bute paste & 2 fluxiamine injections; 1 today, 1 tomorrow. He isn't bobbing his head or trying to bite at his sides. He just stands there, ears to the side, head down. I can tell he feels pretty bad.

A friend of mine told me to give him some mineral oil to get his bowels moving. I'm going to do that tonite.

I'm definiately going to put the feed somewhere else until I can get another building on the outside of the electric fence.
     
    01-18-2007, 04:36 PM
  #5
Yearling
Thats a good idea..I hope he gets better.
     
    01-18-2007, 05:01 PM
  #6
Foal
Thanks. I'm also going to load him in a 2-horse horse trailer when I get home (my neighbor has one) and see if he'll have a bowel movement. I'm sure he will because anytime he loads he makes a mess.
     
    01-18-2007, 05:09 PM
  #7
Weanling
Don't just watch for colic sweetie, watch for Founder as well. If your feed was too rich, eating it could make your horses founder (which is the horse equivalent of gout in humans) This is when the main bone inside of the hoof separated from the hoof wall and slides through the sole of the hoof =/

Just keep your eyes out hun *hugs* and hope for the best!
     
    01-18-2007, 06:36 PM
  #8
Foal
What are the signs of founder?
What can be done?
     
    01-18-2007, 07:38 PM
  #9
Yearling
Oh my goodness. What a nightmare. :(

I would watch every single move these horses make. Such a high risk for colic and founder. Please, please research founder and colic, the signs, the risk and treatment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminitis
http://www.acreageequines.com/HorseCare/horsecare5a.htm
http://www.recoveryeq.com/laminitis_founder.htm
http://www.equinepodiatrycenter.com/...tml#canmyhorse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_colic

"A list of symptoms generally associated with colic:

1. The horse is reluctant (anorexia) or refuses to eat;
2. The horse may look at their sides, or turn and nip at their sides;
3. The horse may kick at their abdomen with their back legs, paw with their forelegs, or stomp their feet;
4. The horse appears to be stretching out abnormally when defecating or is straining to pass a bowel movement;
5. The horse lies down and begins rolling and thrashing violently;
6. The horse is excessively sweaty after light exercise;
7. The horse shows excessive lip curling (Flehmen response);
8. The horse has cool extremities (e.g lips might feel cool to the touch on inside of the mouth);
9. Lack of bowel movements, as evidenced by the small number of manure piles (however, bowel movement is evident in some more severe cases);
10. Along with these other symptoms the horse's pulse (greater than 52 beats per minute) and respiratory rate may increase

(NOTE: the horse's temperature usually shouldn't increase with colic. If a horse is experiencing abdominal pain and also has a fever, seek a veterinarian's help immediately, as this is often an indication of an infection and may also be an indication of peritonitis)."

"When to call the vet

If the horse refuses to get up, is colicking violently, is sweating profusely, shows no signs of improvement within twenty to thirty minutes, or you have reason to believe the colic is serious, call the veterinarian immediately. However, in the early stages of colic a possibly fatal case is not easily distinguished from a mild one.

Sometimes a mare may colic after delivering a foal. This may be normal if only mild and for no longer than 20 minutes but call a veterinarian if the colic is prolonged or appears to be severe."
Quoted from wikipedia.org, - Horse Colic

http://www.horsevet.co.uk/colic.php
http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...licFacts.shtml [/url]

Hopefully this helped.
     
    01-18-2007, 08:21 PM
  #10
Yearling
How could I forget Founder?! So many of our horses at our barn have foundered...If your horse gets plenty of excersize its not to much to worry about.... :(
     

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