I have a question, I have a 6 year old mare that during the winter started showing colic symptoms. Violent kicking and biting at her stomach, tail swishing, etc. she was also very crabby and standoffish for a while. She's normally sweet. She didn't want to move out on the trail either.
When she colicked, we treated her both for sand and ulcers that the vet scoped and found. This was during the winter/rainy season. She stopped her behavior and seemed to be happier for a while.
But recently we've found she's withdrawing somewhat, and also any and every time we spray her stomach with water she will violently kick at it. She gets really upset in her general attitude also.
A couple days ago we were riding down the trail and a trickle of sweat was going toward her belly and while my mom was on her she started kicking at herself. Now I'm assuming its from the sweat, because until it came she was fine.
Since then I've sprayed her over and over and she kicks every single time.
Someone has suggested fungus, but that seems so odd. Does anyone else have any idea?
Our sweet Zoe girl is very unhappy quite often now :o(