Today when I went to the barn my 4 1/2 yr old mare had diarrhea. It was pretty intense there for about 45 minutes.
Watery green, no smell at all.
Gut sounds ok! No temp.
I kept a good watch on her for quite sometime. Tried to give her some warmer water (it is 25-35 out w/ wet snow falling)
She just wanted to stick her nose in it and play, but wouldn't drink.
They came around and had just filled the water when I arrived so it was easy to see if she was drinking. Her gums were pink and no change upon pressing fingers to the gums.
She was fine to be eating.
The only thing that was done with her feed was approx, 4 days or so ago she was taken off the alfalfa and left with just her grass hay which is not a new load or anything.
I did try to call my vet ( since the call is free) ...I paged with no return call. I just watched and waited.
Since they also came through and cleaned her stall and added new shavings..It was easy to see if she any more episodes. I saw there was none...not even one for over an hour. I took the temp 3 times in 3 hours with the same reading each time (100.1)
Since she finally did drink some water I waited a while longer and left. The barn is aware of everything and I gave them a second vet to call if need be.
Not sure if there was really any other things to do.
She is scheduled to be hauled out on Tues for training. Hope it was nothing.
I live about 14 miles away but the hwy to the ranch can sometimes become real bad and we are expecting some heavy snow to come our way...Already snowing pretty good.
I will be up at the crack of morning and heading out if the weather will allow.
They do have people on property and also do a night check.