Originally Posted by Super Nova
Sorry to hear about another colic.....the best way to avoid sand colic is not to feed on the ground and not to graze on pastures that are really short.
My one girl got sand colic at where I boarded because they feed on the ground and she was grazing a paddock that was almost dirt. My other mare did not get sand colic and they were pastured together......but the mare that coliced was a real scrounger where as the other mare is not....so it also depends on the horse some what.
Since we have moved to our own place.........I feed in stalls and don't allow my pasture to get over grazed ....when it gets low I pull horses and feed hay instead.
Hope your horse recovers
Thanks super nova! She seems to be feeling much better today, so i'm hoping she stays that way! I have a feeling that it might have been caused by the extreme heat that we've had for a week straight. By 10am the temps has been well into the 90's.. yuck!!
I also never had an issue with this sand colic when I had my mares at my house, however when we moved and I began boarding it happened shortly after. I can't wait till we move back to a horse property (who knows when that will be) so I can bring my girls home and go back to caring for them 100% MY way!!