Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Personaly I call the vet and keep the horse walking untill he arrives.
I've had horses with every different degree and type of colic that there is, everything from a gripey belly to full blown twisted gut.
Harvey regularly used to get a gripey tummy but he paniced and it looked like he was dieing everytime. Vet normaly came up and gave him a sedative and the colic went away.
Harvey also has an umbilical hernia and occasionaly some gut would drop into it causeing him pain and blocking his gut. Vet normaly sedated him and gave the hernia a **** good manipulation to put the gut back where it should have been. If he had been younger we would have had it operated on but when we bought him he was 13 and it didnt affect him, we only started getting problems at aout 25 years old by then it is far to late to put a horse through a general anasthetic!
I've had impaction colics, thankfully most of them relieved by the horse being tubed and oil poured directly into the stomach.
I've seen viral colic, a burst bladder and 2 cases of twisted gut.
for the burst bladder and one case of twisted gut the horses were put to sleep here.
For the other twisted gut and the viral colic we did dashes down to leahurst vet hospital which is an hours drive away and the horse underwent colic operations in both cases and for the viral colic it also underwent some pretty heft IV meds for 3 day. Thankfully oth pulled through.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 01-10-2011 at 06:33 PM.