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    09-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Sand colic!! Help!!

Is there anything I can do besides giving her the selium (sand clear or other assorted products of that type) to help my filly pass sand quicker or make her more comfortable?

We already had the vet out and he said that mild discomfort is normal and that, while she is still obviously uncomfortable to limit her to wet grass, soaked hay and some soaked pellets but otherwise she needs water and hand walking and to be kept in the stall on the mats (to prevent more ingestion of sand) she started on the selium and while her vitals are normal and she is pooping and willing to eat, she is gasey and uncomfortable often laying down (no rolling) and shifting around on her feet. She has normal gut sounds but just seems a more bloated than usual. Anyways I am just looking for a way to either make her more comfortable for the immediate future while the selium starts clearing out the sand or for something that will help her get rid of the sand quicker so she can get back to feeling better. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thans for your time!!
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    09-18-2009, 03:45 PM
I always give colicing horses banamine paste, check your vet about the dose. It relaxes the muscles which can help make it easier for the intestines and alleviate pain. Call your vet about the dose. Also, listen for stomach sounds. If there are no sounds or barely any, you are in serious trouble.
    09-18-2009, 04:18 PM
Follow your vets instructions......if he thought she needed banamine he would of given it.

Keep a close eye on her for the next couple of days. I second no gut sounds at the four quadrants speed dial the vet.
    09-18-2009, 04:35 PM
[quote=G and K's Mom;405993]Follow your vets instructions......if he thought she needed banamine he would of given it.
Hence why I said "ask your vet about the dose"
    09-18-2009, 06:20 PM
I will definitely ask about it. The worst that could happen is he says she doesn't need it. Her gut sounds are fine right now and I have someone checking on her every hour while I am at work (gotta love the stable hands. They are my FAVORITE people in the world!!) I have heard that large doses of bran can help ha anybody else heard that? I have never fed bran before what exactly does it do? (sorry if that's a silly question)
    09-18-2009, 07:40 PM
I feed Omega Horseshine to help remove sand from the gut and also Fiberpsyll at the beginning of each month for 7 days. The flax is so good for so many things! As far as a quick fix, I would just follow the Vet's advice. Roro is right about the banamine - that would help with any pain related issues - I would check with your Vet.

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