Urgent Help! Horse sick! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 07-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
what do you mean it will be too late by then, thats what they did to my horse and he was fine

nldiaz66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 21 Old 07-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 331
• Horses: 2
Days after he was symptomatic?? By then he has either passed it, the intestines have had bruising, necrosis, twisted, ruptured and/or the horse has died.
It may help if another impaction is forming. But if it is a colic he is experiencing now - the outcome/resolution will have probably occurred by the weekend. That would be like having gas or a migraine today and saying you will take something for it in a few days or so. The one you are experiencing now will have probably resolved by then, thus too late. If it hasn't then you may have some serious complication now that may not have occured if you had taken something for it at the onset.
I have seen horses lay down and give up with a belly ache. I can't tell you how many doc has opened up and the impaction would have passed, but the horse gave up - there were no twists or ruptured intestines. Inflammation, yes.
The intestine is very sensitive to blood loss. If there is a lot of pressure on the walls of the intestine from an impaction or a huge amount of gas, then that will comprimise the blood flow, especially if a lot of loops are filled and compressed together too. The intestine can start to die within a couple of hours or less.

I am not saying that is what this horse is experiencing colic, but if it is it will be over by the weekend. If it isn't over by then, then that horse is probably gonna be in some major trouble by then.

My horses have done so well on dac that I became a rep. Stand behind 'em 110%.
Barrelracer Up is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 07-10-2009, 12:51 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: iowa
Posts: 92
• Horses: 2
talk to vet it could be many of things
angie22d is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 07-10-2009, 01:09 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Posts: 4,488
• Horses: 1
Yes, please talk to your vet, it may be something extremly bad or even if it isn't then at least you know your horse is okay.

Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,
ChingazMyBoy is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 07-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,923
• Horses: 5
FYI, horses will often still eat and drink if they are colicy....trust me I've seen alot of it at the veterinary hospital.

Cindy D.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ryle is offline  
post #16 of 21 Old 07-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 601
• Horses: 8
A good reason to always keep some Banamine on hand. It's saved more than one horse in my barn needless suffering, and saved a few vet visits as well.

I don't give it without calling my vet though. If I suspect Colic, I will call the vet and give the Banamine. Usually vet asks that I call back in a bit to see how things are going. Many times a horse will have a good poop and pass gas and be okay then.

When in doubt, call the vet!!
7Ponies is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 07-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
I agree with RYLE, horses will still eat.

nldiaz66 is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 07-11-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Western Australia.
Posts: 120
• Horses: 1
Yesterday when i saw her (Friday),she was still eating,drinking and her sides were still a bit sensitive.Today, we got her drenched so whatever is in there is coming out.But I have noticed she still kicks her belly a bit and bites it.Is this ok? Because I don't see any flies around.. :\

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
ILoveGeorgieMyPony is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 07-11-2009, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In Denial...
Posts: 1,679
• Horses: 1
Kicking and biting at her belly are pretty classic colic symptoms. They can continue to eat while colicking, and some rare cases can even pass gas or manure while colicking. Call a vet, and watch her like a hawk. If she isn't rolling or acting really distressed, allow her rest, but if she starts trying to roll, get her walking. She can take some walks even if she's not rolling, the walking action can stimulate "movement."

Good luck, and pet her for me.

A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown
Scoutrider is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 07-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 852
• Horses: 3
Also classic ulcer symptoms.

Dressage in Jeans - My blog with dressage tips for happy, relaxed horses, specifically for those who ride dressage in western saddles, no saddles, cowboy boots, or jeans. ;) Also now with cute pygmy goat pictures! :P
mayfieldk is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-Training Horse~ Need Urgent Replys~ ChingazMyBoy Horse Training 18 05-09-2009 02:11 PM
Horse sale advice!!urgent naughtygirl0861 Horse Talk 10 05-08-2009 04:00 AM
URGENT - HORSE FOR ADOPTION - by MARCH 30ST Lolabydream Horse Breeds 0 03-23-2009 04:52 PM
HELP!!! My horse is sick!!!! happygoose123 Horse Health 20 01-27-2009 11:09 AM
Sick horse question dexhol Horse Health 4 03-25-2007 07:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome