I need to know asap, just went into stable and bailey is lying down and wouldnt get up even as I approached him, this never happens, he has some gunk in his eye and he is breathing heavily, he did turn and bite his belly twice but he could have just been itchy. Can't check his poo as there are two of them in there. He got wormed about 3 weeks ago and was going to worm him tomorrow but need to know what im dealing with here. Also archie wont leave his side and is now lying down beside him
The first signs of colic are more mild like stamping feet and trying to roll over. But it could be more advanced stage. If I were you I would do everything I could to get him up and walking. If this is your first time dealing with a colic then I would go ahead and call the vet. Unless you have some knowledgeable people near by to help you out. My horse colics often so I don't necessarily call the vet every time. My rule of thumb is to walk him around for about two hours and if I don't see some poop or at least comfort improvement by then I call the vet.
Hey bubble gum
MIE is right on the mark with this one. Sounds like colic to me too. I would not even hesitate to call the vet right away!
And Banamine is always a plus to have on hand for this type of emergency.
Remeber we are not vets here.
Keep us posted...
Ok just got back in after reading your posts, I listened to his belly, its gurgling away, but he still keeps going to scratch it, got him up and landlord is walking him around talking to the vet while I turn dinner off, whats bainmaine???? It took three people to get him up, fingers crossed people, first time seeing this
Vet can't make it for another couple of hours he is in the middle of a c section with a cow and she is having twins, he isnt making signs of going down or wanting to but he keeps wanting to eat hay. And I can't take it all out.