Impaction Colic Advice?
I need some advice for I.C. considering I've read dozens of articles and all of them have a different answer. I've read where people prefer water over oil, where electrolytes are given, etc.
This has been going on since Sunday Evening. We called a vet out yesterday who gave him a gallon of mineral oil and some water. Previously I'd fought with the horse to get about 1/2 a gallon of oil in him, using a 32CC syringe on a horse that detests taking syringes into his mouth. He's 32 but he's still an ass even when he's in pain. Let's not even discuss the joys of using oral banamine.
I tried to find electrolyte paste to absolutely no luck - well not equine electrolyte paste. Would it be safe to use Bovine/Swine/Goat electrolytes? If so, I can get it.
He's drank a little bit of water and he's eaten a little bit and we've had a couple of turds fall out but that's about it. He hasn't been lying down as much either. We've tried massage, enemas. I just don't know what else is left to try. I need to get a vet out to run IV fluids on him, but the only vet that would respond to our emergency call lives 130 miles away, and the vet we used religiously has NEVER been able to respond to an emergency call out of the 5 times we've needed her because she's always out of town.
Surgery isn't an option.
I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head