Thanks everyone...I'm starting to feel better. I just talked to my trainer and he said there wasn't anything anyone can do. Even if she was on the operating table right when she showed symptoms it wouldn't have mattered. She did have a good last year of her life, and I'm really glad I got to meet her..she sure did teach me a lot.
Such a sad day. She was certainly a gorgeous lady. Even if you'd caught it, you might not have been able to do anyhthing. That's pretty fast to go from none or almost no symtoms to put down in about 8 hours. Must have been one of the more serious forms of colick.
Anyway, I really feel for you and the loss of your beloved mare.
I am so sorry for your loss..just know that she will always be with you and you'll always have those memories of her..She was gorgeous..I know it won't be soon but I hope things get easier and the hurt starts to go away..