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    02-27-2012, 09:39 AM
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My rescue draft colicked....

Hi! The big ol' emaciated belgian I rescued a month ago colicked a few days ago. She's been at the vet receiving treatment and should be coming home shortly. I wanted to ask what do all y'all advise for feeding after colic? Vets and everyone all have different ideas on suggestions and i'm searching for more input before we go get her. If we were to keep on a hay only diet, will that be enough nutrition for an already emaciated horse to gain weight? I've had her on the epsm diet and we thought she was doing well until this. Sigh. I want what's best for her but am absolutely terrified of a recurrence. I sure would appreciate any and all advice, especially if you've gone thru this with a belgian, or any horse for that matter. Thank you!
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    02-27-2012, 09:44 AM
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Oh My! She is darling, I would love to have her in my barn. What a face.
Did her ears get broken, or is that just how she looks? Good luck with the colic. As far as feeding I would go with what your vet recomends.
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    02-27-2012, 09:48 AM
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Green Broke
I have no idea, but good luck and fingers crossed this doesn't happen again for you!
     
    02-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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Beet Pulp works similar to the way Psyllium does, and my vet suggested increasing beet pulp for my mare when she was colicking. You can add a Psyllium supplement like Sand Clear to her diet to increase fiber and help things pass through easier. Anything high in fiber is good, and yes, she can and will gain weight on a hay only diet. Hay and grass are some of the best things for horses, and when provided with enough of it they can thrive perfectly fine. Get a good quality grass hay. Legume hays are also really good for them.


Good luck with everything! She's a pretty girl!
     
    02-27-2012, 11:07 AM
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What type of colic did she have? An EPMS diet would be about the easiest for her to chew and digest and the least one apt to cause colic.
     

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