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post #21 of 101 Old 09-20-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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He looks like he's in pain. I hope he will be better by the end of the day. I will let you know what the vet says. I'm nervous!
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post #22 of 101 Old 09-20-2012, 10:14 AM
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Please let us know what happens. I hope the vet has good news.
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Ok vet said he's colicking. They tubed him and put a gallon of oils in him. Also did a blood panel. He's anemic. He said after he starts feeling better go ahead and do a power pack to kill any embedded worms. And start him on an iron supplement. Do you guys know any good ones? I first thought of red cell. Has anyone had experience with red cell? He said if he still won't eat this evening to call him. He ate a handful of hay so that was a relief. He was passing a lot of gas. He wasn't limping but he said he might have been stiff because his belly hurt. So I'm glad he's going to pull through!
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He also did a fecal and he said it was clean
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post #25 of 101 Old 09-20-2012, 11:22 AM
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I'm always afraid to read this kind of thread but I'm so happy this one is turning out OK.
Did the vet say what kind of colic it was? Impaction vs gas?
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If the vet tubed him and filled him full of oil, it sounds as if he's impacted. I wouldn't be feeding him just yet, at least not until he starts pooping again. He feels okay because the oil made his tummy feel better, but that doesn't mean he isn't still in danger.

I used Red Cell when my heart horse was anemic. Worked just fine.

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He said its probably both considering he won't eat and he has a lot of gas coming through. I wasn't expecting him to be anemic though. When they tuned him I thought I was going to cry it looked so terrible.
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Tubed* sorry
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post #29 of 101 Old 09-20-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Really thought he had EPM. The past owners said he stumbled a lot and always shook his head.
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post #30 of 101 Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM
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If he's impacted, don't give him anything to eat. He needs to move the impaction first, and putting food on top of that is just going to make the situation worse. Make sure he has plenty of clean, fresh water, let him graze on any fresh grass, and keep an eye on him. Do not give him hay or grain.

I've dealt with impaction colic, and until the horse's gut starts moving they're nowhere close to being out of danger.

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