Originally Posted by ljazwinski
how is your horse doing tonight? I hope that she is eating something by now...if not, you really have to go out there and try anything and everything you can to get something in her to move things along. I don't want to scare you, but this is a very serious situation, especially since she is rolling...you really need a vet out there if at all possible...if not, forget about trying to get her to eat the psyllium...must taste bad because many horses will not eat it... if she like apples? Or carrots? Cut them up and use a blender? Or chopper? And grind them up...when you do that, take a small amount out to her and offer it, if she even nibbles...mix in a big capful of metamucil and offer a small amt again in your hand... if she takes that,get her to eat at least a handful or so...a little is better than nothing... then soak some beet pulp(with molasses tastes better) in apple juice, take a handful of that to her and offer it...if she at least nibbles on it mix all four together and feed her a handful at a time...if she at least gets a handfull every 15 to 30 mins you may be able to make some progress... and at this point you should keep her moving...walk, walk, walk as much as possible until you either get the vet out or she passes some poop.... my prayers are with her.... I lost my first horse to colic many years ago and (knock on wood) after much research have never had another colic again thanks to beet pulp and metamucil.....
She has not eaten more than a few nibbles since yesterday :( I tried feeding her regular carrots and tried making a mash out of carrots as well but she simply was not interested.
As far as beet pulp the vet yesterday specifically told me not to feed soaked beet pulp because it could plug her up.
I spent all day today walking her and keeping her on her feet. She did poop a total of 3 times today... all of them had a fairly normal consistency (one was a little more runny than the others)
I plan to get a second opinion tomorrow if she is still unwilling to eat.