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    08-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Urgent!!! Help!!

My horse is colicking and i'm walking her and gave her some mineral oil......... Is that all I can do? She's sweating a bunch and she keeps trying to lay down, and the pain seems to come in waves. Like it's worse one minute and better the next? Is this normal? How do I know if she's twisted a gut? The vet won't be here for 2 hours. Just keep walking and is that all I can do? PLEASE HELP! She's just a 2 year old. =( Don't know what caused it, either.
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    08-17-2009, 08:21 PM
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    08-17-2009, 08:23 PM
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You need a vet at this point. Do you have any banamine on hand? I would give her banamine and water but it sounds like it's a full blow colic. You need a vet to put a tube down her nose into her tummy so they can put gallons of mineral oil in it and then they'll probably even put their arm into her rearend and pull anything they can get out.

Keep her up, she can lay IF she doesn't roll. Don't let her roll.
    08-17-2009, 08:24 PM
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Sorry. I missed that you had already called the vet. Keep her up if you can. Do not let her roll.
    08-17-2009, 08:24 PM
So it's alright for her to lay as long as she doesn't roll? For sure?
    08-17-2009, 08:28 PM
And how long to walk her? The full two hours while waiting?
    08-17-2009, 08:33 PM
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What my vet told me is that if he was laying quietly it was ok to let him lay but if he was rolling or thrashing to get him up. Part of the reason you walk them is to keep them from going down. I'm sure it may help get things moving as well. You don't want the gut to twist and you don't want her going toxic. So up is best but like I said, my vet has always told me as long as there is no thrashing or rolling. Rolling is bad. Can you tell if she's dehydrated? Run your fingers along the inside of her gum and see if there is wetness. I hope your vet gets there quick. I hate the waiting part.
    08-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Give her 10 of banamine if youi have it. Call another vet - you need someone pronto. Try not to panic, though. If she's to tired to walk, don't make her. Like PP said, don't let her roll, but if she will stand or lay quilety, let her rest. I'm sure you know this, but don't give food, but let her drink. Is she hot? When is the last time she pooped?
    08-17-2009, 10:26 PM
I hope its not to late..

Its okay for the horse to lay down, but if she is trying roll get her up asap!

You can try to offer her something to drink, but do not let her eat anything

Also just keep walking her especially if she trys to lay down and roll!!

Good luck and let us no how it goes
    08-17-2009, 10:40 PM
Hope everything turns out OK. Like everyone has said - 10cc banamine (I give mine IV), let her lie down if she is not rolling, other wise keep her up and encourage her to walk.
Do not let her nibble on anything.
If she will drink water, that is great. I have given one that I had colic a tube of electrolyte that I happened to have on hand to get her to drink some.

The trick is to get the muscles in the intestines and abdomen to quit spasming. Pain causes tension and spasms and the tension and spasms cause pain - vicious cycle!

Good luck and try to stay calm.

Let us know how it turns out.

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