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        07-09-2009, 11:16 PM
    What do you mean it will be too late by then, that's what they did to my horse and he was fine
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        07-09-2009, 11:53 PM
    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 going to be in some major trouble by then.
        07-10-2009, 12:51 AM
    Talk to vet it could be many of things
        07-10-2009, 01:09 AM
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    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.
        07-10-2009, 09:54 PM
    FYI, horses will often still eat and drink if they are colicy....trust me I've seen alot of it at the veterinary hospital.
        07-10-2009, 10:33 PM
    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!!
        07-10-2009, 10:46 PM
    I agree with RYLE, horses will still eat.
        07-11-2009, 11:24 AM
    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.. :\
        07-11-2009, 11:47 AM
    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.
        07-11-2009, 01:30 PM
    Also classic ulcer symptoms.

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