News to me. Someone needs to post some medical proof substantiating that
I can understand a mild rolling, like when a horse just rolls to itch but, how does one know that won't turn into the violent thrashing that will lead to a twisted gut?
Like people, horses have very different pain tolerance levels.
Many years ago, I had to two horses colic from drinking the icy creek water ---- I had just filled their buckets with warm water that I lugged from the house and I was happpaaaay
Anyway, the mare assumed the "giving birth" position until the belly ache past.
The gelding started thrashing and I had literally had to beat his hind end to get him up and walking.
The vet came right out and all ended well.
Here were two horses who handled colic very differently. For my part, if the horse is thrashing? I'm getting it up if I have to beat it half to death for putting me thru that agony, regardless of what New Medicine might say.
That being said, I put a lot of effort into avoiding colic. I've only had one other colic issue since that biggee and that was 15 years ago. <quietly knocking on wood, since we went from 63 degrees Sunday to 19 degrees this morning>