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    07-10-2012, 11:17 AM
  #61
Yearling
Glad to hear. Def sounds she is heading in the right direction. But still keep an eye on her. Id keep checking her poop for sand (in clear bag/bottle) and just remember, until there is no sand, she is not completly out of the woods. But definetly heading there!
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    07-10-2012, 01:59 PM
  #62
Weanling
Sorry for not updating last night, it was a long hot day!

She hate a full cup of psyllium in a beet pulp/pellet mixture soaked with apple juice last night!!! I've never been so happy to see a horse eat!! She also has not been laying down either :)

This morning she is chowing down on the same beet pulp/pellet mix with apple juice and another full cup of psyllium. Unfortunately the guy who cleans the stalls got there extra early to beat the heat so I couldn't check last nights poops. But he did say there were a few piles and the consistency looked normal. I'm going to wait for her to go again so I can check for sand.

She is not laying down at all or pawing, just happily eating!!! Finally!!
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    07-10-2012, 05:33 PM
  #63
Yearling
What a blessed day...it sounds like a giant sigh of relief is in order, along with some heartfelt thanks/prayers to God for pulling your baby through this (if you are a believer in such, of course!)...either way, many causes to rejoice!! :0)

Continue vigilance, as I'm sure you will...I absolutely LOVE a positive outcome! Amen!!!
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    07-10-2012, 06:49 PM
  #64
Weanling
I can't thank you all enough for all your prayers and suggestions!

I know we are not quite out of the woods yet but it feels like we are getting on the right track!
     
    07-10-2012, 09:20 PM
  #65
Foal
Woohoo!!!!! Good for her.....
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    07-10-2012, 09:43 PM
  #66
Green Broke
Great to hear your horse is looking better.

Just thought I'd mention, since you had all these issues with your horse not eating/not eating enough. How hydrated is she? (You may have mentioned this and I missed it). Do you know how much water she's drinking? Along with their food and manure this is an important thing to keep an eye on.

When my horse is prone to get colic has previously gotten it we have found that when his been reluctant to eat this is usually followed by him not wanting to drink either and the vet having to come out and give him a drip.
     
    07-10-2012, 09:47 PM
  #67
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
Great to hear your horse is looking better.

Just thought I'd mention, since you had all these issues with your horse not eating/not eating enough. How hydrated is she? (You may have mentioned this and I missed it). Do you know how much water she's drinking? Along with their food and manure this is an important thing to keep an eye on.

When my horse is prone to get colic has previously gotten it we have found that when his been reluctant to eat this is usually followed by him not wanting to drink either and the vet having to come out and give him a drip.

Despite not wanting to eat at all the first few days, she was still drinking a good amount of water, fortunately. I measured out how much water her tub holds and she was drinking about 7-8 gallons of water a day. We seem to have hit a pretty good heat wave (like the rest of the country) so her water is definitely something I have been monitoring!
     
    07-10-2012, 09:50 PM
  #68
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by loveyourhorse    
despite not wanting to eat at all the first few days, she was still drinking a good amount of water, fortunately. I measured out how much water her tub holds and she was drinking about 7-8 gallons of water a day. We seem to have hit a pretty good heat wave (like the rest of the country) so her water is definitely something I have been monitoring!
That's great, just thought I'd mention it.

How's your mare doing now? I'm sure she'll recover quickly. I've personally had some very scary cases of colic (horse throwing himself at the ground dangerously, etc) so I know what your feeling.
     
    07-10-2012, 09:55 PM
  #69
Weanling
So far she seems to be improving, I was last out this afternoon. She hate all of her breakfast this morning and seemed much more alert and happy. Such a huge relief!

She's no longer rolling or pawing or trying to lay down. Still drinking plenty of water and having bowel movements (normal as far as consistency). I checked some of her poo for sand this afternoon and there seems to be a bit more than there was yesterday! We also no longer have the crazy gut sounds that we were having the past few days, now its back to "normal" gurgles.
     
    07-11-2012, 12:32 AM
  #70
Yearling
Well, the more sand in the poop means the less in her. As long as ger stomach keeps moving and pushing it out. She should be on the road to a speedy recovery. Keep checking for sand till there us none :)
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